Do It Today: new exhibits at the HCC Ybor Art Gallery and the Florida Holocaust Museum

the heavy burden of fear that passes from holocaust survivors and engenders itself in later generations. Connell's sculptures appear almost to sink into the walls and floor. The intention of the installation, says the artist, is "the sense that it could all go splat, but also that they’re malleable ... They can change."  On display through Aug. 15. Also on view through Aug. 29 is Sid Chafetz's Perpetrators. Florida Holocaust Museum, St. Petersburg, flholocaustmuseum.org.

is a photographic mixed-media installation by HCC grad and Michigan artist Ginger Owen-Murakami, who says of the exhibit's inspiration that "the origin of a unique human experience is comprised of the immediate family, inherited DNA, indiviudal, communal and domestic histories. These networks of family structure create shared, human experiences. The work is a quasi-autobiographical story defined by life’s cycle and a search for that which makes us human."

What that translates to in the physical world is "Kite Piece," an installation of forty ceiling-hung kites with images acquired from personal, family heirloom photo albums, representing a communal conversation on the influence of family history. (Pictured: Ginger Owen-Murakami's "History Dress") On display May 18-June 10. HCC Ybor Art Gallery, Tampa.

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