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Six Million White Roses art exhibition, dedicated to Jews killed in Holocaust, to be staged at Newark Buttermarket





A charity art exhibition dedicated to victims of the Holocaust is to open in Newark's Buttermarket.

More than 40 professional artists and sculptors will have their work displayed in the Six Million White Roses event in memorial of the six millions Jews who died.

Glass artist and Holocaust survivor Ruth Schwiening will attend the opening of the exhibition.

Artwork to be exhibited at the 'Six Million White Roses' event. Poster artwork by Tina Weatherby, Juden by Harry Charles Tim (60354772)
Artwork to be exhibited at the 'Six Million White Roses' event. Poster artwork by Tina Weatherby, Juden by Harry Charles Tim (60354772)

She said: “My parents spoke very little of the Holocaust.

“They lost everything, parents, friends, and the country they loved. I decided to show their lives, as I saw it, through my art. I use mainly glass, because it is fragile and shatters easily, as did their lives.”

From the 40 artists accepted into the exhibition, 13 are local to town, including Margie Andrews-Reichelt, whose work was exhibited with the Royal Academy this year.

Joshua Haith, Brian West, Dawn Ogden-White and David Moore will also display work.

The organiser, artist and owner of Meander and Mooch Gallery, Susi Wright, said: “It aims to hit the observer squarely between the eyes, taking them on a rollercoaster of emotion, all at once uplifting, thought provoking, emotional and humbling.

“There’s a group of musicians and composers, and one of them is originally from Newark."

Artwork to be exhibited at the 'Six Million White Roses' event. White Rose porcelain by Jillian Riley (60354769)
Artwork to be exhibited at the 'Six Million White Roses' event. White Rose porcelain by Jillian Riley (60354769)

“He was so inspired when we were talking about the exhibition that they’ve written music especially for the exhibition and the main one is called Six Million White Roses, It is about the holocaust, standing up to hatred, prejudice and racism.”

The exhibition opens on Friday and runs until November 26, 10am to 3.30pm.

The entry is free and children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult.



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