The Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County
the unveiling of a permanent sculpture installation
“Tears of the Holocaust”
by silver artist Michael Izrael Galmer
Sunday, May 21, 2017, at 2 p.m.
Welwyn Preserve, 100 Crescent Beach Road
Glen Cove, NY
The Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center (HMTC) presents the unveiling of a stunning permanent sculpture installation crafted from sterling silver and bronze. “Tears of the Holocaust,” by acclaimed silver artist Michael Izrael Galmer, will be unveiled at a reception on Sunday, May 21, 2017, at 2 p.m. at HMTC.
“Tears of the Holocaust” presents a new philosophic view of the Holocaust as the ultimate testament to the resiliency of the human spirit. The sculpture affirms that evil exists but unlike other artistic expressions of the Holocaust which feature scenes of horror, the artist seeks to convey a strong, reverential story. Mr. Galmer said, “My message is that ultimately evil cannot defeat the indomitable human spirit. The sculpture is mean to defy evil with a beautiful, strong message.”
Michael Izrael Galmer was born in the former Soviet Union in 1947 and received his Ph.D. in engineering from Moscow University. In 1981, he and his family immigrated to the United States. Upon arrival, Mr. Galmer founded Galmer Ltd. in a small workshop in Long Island City. His extraordinary talent was swiftly discovered by elite connoisseurs, Tiffany & Co. and ultimately arts and Jewish museums, as well as historical societies. Galmer pieces are in the permanent collection of The John Hopkins University’s Evergreen Museum & Library, Cooper Hewitt of the Smithsonian Museum of Design and the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Space is limited; RSVP in advance is required. To RSVP contact Deborah Lom at (516) 571-8040 or email@example.com.