Bozeman High School Art Club hosts Volkersz exhibit

Artist Willem Volkersz will exhibit his traveling exhibition In Memorium at the Bozeman High School art gallery. Volkerz with present a talk at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 28.

This show commemorates elementary classmates lost to the Holocaust during his childhood in Holland. It was created to travel from gallery to gallery, each installation unique because of input from the students or gallery directors who assist and according to the gallery space. The exhibit opened in the Montana State University’s Exit Gallery and after the BHS show, will travel to University of Montana in Missoula in the spring.

In the installation, each suitcase represents a student who was lost. As the show travels it creates a poignant reminder of history and the terrible uncertainty the students felt as they were removed and relocated to concentration camps. See a previous announcement for more information.