FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 23, 2006
Ruth Gruber Exhibition to be Presented in Art Gallery
The College of the Canyons Art Gallery is hosting a special exhibition featuring the work of author, journalist and photographer, Ruth Gruber. The exhibition titled, Ruth Gruber, Photographs as Witness, 1944-1947, includes 49 photographs documenting the challenges facing refugees living in World War II displaced persons' camps in Europe and the United States.
Photographs from Gruber's renowned account, Haven, are included in the exhibition as well as the award winning PBS film of the same name. In her book, Gruber describes her experiences as a new college graduate employed by the Department of the Interior in FDR's administration, as she secretly escorted nearly 1,000 refugees from Naples, Italy to Oswego, New York. A catalog containing interviews with Gruber, now 94 years old, and surviving refugee Manya Breuer, will be on sale in the Gallery.
Art Gallery Director Joanne Julian will present a talk about Gruber and the exhibition at noon Wednesday, March 15. The talk will be followed by a question and answer period.
The College of the Canyons Art Gallery is located on the ground floor of the campus' 'M' building and is open to the public from noon to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. Admission is free and guests may obtain a $1 parking permit from the south parking lot or lot #6. This permit allows attendees to park in any regular space in the student lots.
For additional information, please visit the Art Gallery's Web site at: www.canyons.edu/offices/artgallery or call 661-362-3200.