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Art chronicles parents’ Holocaust journey

"Beshert" by Lisa Mishler
“Beshert” by Lisa Mishler

“L’Chayim — To Life,” an exhibit of new mixed-media work by local artist Lisa Mishler, is on display at the Tucson Jewish Community Center Fine Art Gallery through March 26.

Rabbi Stephanie Aaron asked Mishler to paint this series inspired by the stories of Mishler’s parents, Holocaust survivors and Polish partisans Zalman and Luba Kotz. Exerpts from her father’s unpublished memoir accompany Mishler’s art.

“One night I had a dream that I could not stop thinking about. It was deep, dark and eerie. I painted ‘Rise of the Forgotten,’ and I felt as though I was painting to honor the souls of the murdered in the Holocaust,” says Mishler.

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