Pearl High Students Showcase Holocaust Lessons During David Labkovski Art Exhibit
6/1/2017, 6:30 PM
WHAT: Sophomores at Daniel Pearl Magnet High School have curated an exhibit of the works of artist David Labkovski, who was imprisoned in a Russian gulag in Siberia during World War II. He was able to survive the three-year ordeal by becoming the prison artist, trading portraits and sketches for food scraps and exemptions from hard labor. Labkovski’s work also includes drawings of Lithuanian Jews who were deported to Siberia during the Holocaust.
A collection of Labkovski’s work has provided the centerpiece of an interdisciplinary, project-based learning program to teach Pearl High School students about the Holocaust.
WHO: Students will serve as docents during an exhibit of Labkovski’s paintings, which will also feature their own artwork and poems inspired by his pieces.
Labkovski’s great-niece, Leora Raikin, who created the educational program, and Stephanie Wolfson, director of education for the David Labkovski Project, will also attend.
WHEN: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 1.
WHERE: Daniel Pearl Magnet High School
6649 Balboa Blvd.
Lake Balboa 91406
Contact: Adriana Chavira (818) 654-3775