The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County is pleased to announce that Monica Camin will lead an exhibit tour of “The Way I Lived It, the Art of Monica Camin" with a question and answer period on Sunday, December 16 at 11 am. The admission price is $3 for members and $5 for non-members (with refreshments). The exhibit has been extended to February 28, 2013 due to Tropical Storm Sandy.
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 an essay that questions nationalism and current events.
The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County is located at 310 Mounts Corner Drive, near the intersection of Route 537 and Wemrock Road, in Freehold Township. It is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization and is handicapped accessible. For more information or reservations, call the Museum (732-252-6990) or visit www.jhmomc.org. Tickets may also be purchased at the door.