The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County is jumping into fall with the opening of its new exhibit, "The Way I Lived It, the Art of Monica Camin". This is a first for the Museum as it is the first time that sculpture will be featured alongside other works of art. There will be a wine, cheese, and light fare reception with the artist with live music on Sunday, September 30th at 1:00 P.M. There is a suggested donation of $15.00 for members, $18.00 for non-members. All proceeds will go towards the operation of the non-profit museum. The exhibit will open to the public on Thursday, October 4, 2012.
Ms. Camin, a resident of Fair Haven, is the daughter of two German Jews who found refuge from the Third Reich in Argentina. Born and raised in Buenos Aires, she moved to Israel in 1971 and to the Unites States on 1980.
"The Way I Lived It" is a premier exhibit reflecting the work and prose of Ms. Camin's book "Mi Nunez Fue Tan Pintoresca, My Childhood was so Colorful," published in 2011, which explores questions about immigration and the Diaspora. Through paintings, sculptures, and prose the cultural history, ancestry, and residual psychology of global conflict and personal connections to the past are exposed as the artist unearths her roots. Through painting, she re-contextualizes her history and constructs family portraits that make her relatives and herself whole again, composing essays that question nationalism and current events.
The Jewish Heritage Museum is located at 310 Mounts Corner Drive, near the intersection of route 537 and Wemrock Road, in Freehold. It is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization and is handicapped accessible. For more information or to make reservations, call the museum 732-252-6990 or visit www.jhmomc.org. Reservations may also be made on-line.