Naomi Alexander: Once Upon a Time in Lithuania

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue 23 Apr 2013
Link: 
http://www.newcastlegateshead.com/whats-on/naomi-alexander-once-upon-a-time-in-lithuania-p701481
Pub Date: 
Wed, 04/24/2013 - 03:02
Category: 
Exhibition
Site Structure: 
Tourism and travel
Summary: 
Naomi Alexander: Once Upon a Time in Lithuania
Date start: 
Sat, 06/01/2013 - 01:00
Date end: 
Sat, 11/02/2013 (All day)
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http://www.newcastlegateshead.com/whats-on/naomi-alexander-once-upon-a-time-in-lithuania-p701481
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http://www.newcastlegateshead.com/whats-on/naomi-alexander-once-upon-a-time-in-lithuania-p701481
xcal venue name: 
Shipley Art Gallery
xcal venue postcode: 
NE8 4JB
xcal venue country: 
United Kingdom
xcal venue street: 
Prince Consort Road
xcal venue city: 
Gateshead
Lat: 
54.9501
Long: 
-1.60044
Description: 

Paintings, watercolours and prints by Naomi Alexander, created as the result of a number of visits to Lithuania where the artist went to discover more about her family’s past.

In 2002, Naomi Alexander was invited to be artist in residence at the Europas Parkas Sculpture Museum in Vilnius.

Of Lithuanian origin herself, she wanted to record the last remnants of Jewish heritage to be found in the country and she travelled widely, making drawings and watercolours of the buildings that she saw and the people that she met.