Photography Exhibit by
Tri-C Professor Tells the Powerful Story Behind ‘Violins of
exhibit of photographs by Daniel Levin, an associate
professor at Cuyahoga Community College, documents an
Israeli man’s lifelong mission to preserve violins played by
Jewish musicians during the Holocaust.
— titled “Amnon’s Workshop” — features 75 large-scale
prints and is on display through Nov. 8 at the Jewish Federation
of Cleveland, located at 25701 Science Park Drive in Beachwood.
photographs detail the work of master violin maker Amnon
Weinstein, the man behind the “Violins of Hope” project.
Weinstein lovingly restores and gives new voice to stringed
instruments that survived the horrors of the Holocaust, even
when their owners perished.
to Israel earlier this year to capture the intimate images of
Weinstein and his work, which conveys a story of endurance and
resilience through the power of music.
Open houses to
view the free exhibit will be held 1-4 p.m. Oct. 11 and Nov. 8,
2015 in the Roe Green Gallery of the federation’s Jack, Joseph
and Morton Mandel Building. Viewing appointments and group tours
also can be scheduled on other days. For information, email
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 216-593-2856.
Workshop” is just one exhibit in Violins of Hope Cleveland, a
landmark project among seven premier non-profit organizations in
Cleveland that will bring instruments restored by Weinstein to
Northeast Ohio. (For a complete list of events, go to
photographs offer an insider’s perspective to Weinstein’s
eclectic workshop and his forensic-like approach to the
restoration process. In essence, it provides the backstory for
other Violins of Hope Cleveland programming and events.
exhibition of Levin’s work is presented by the Cleveland Israel
Arts Connection, a program of the Jewish Federation of
Cleveland. It received support from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.
Cleveland Heights, is an associate professor of photography in
Tri-C’s Visual Communication and Design program. He has taught
at the College since 2002.
As an artist,
Levin’s work often questions truth while exploring the
post-modern tenet of the existence of multiple truths. He has
curated and contributed to many documentary photo exhibits.
Aside from his teaching and art practice, Levin accepts
commissions to make environmental portraits — an endeavor that
has taken him to 40 states and overseas — and has photographed
world leaders and luminaries.
for a visit! Tri-C Hosts Open House on Oct. 17
will host an open house on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015 at its four
campuses and the Brunswick University Center.
The open house
provides prospective students an opportunity to discuss academic
programs with faculty and counselors; learn more about enrollment,
financial aid and scholarships; explore student services; and tour
Open house hours
extend from 10 a.m. to noon at the following locations:
Brunswick University Center,
3605 Center Road in Brunswick
4250 Richmond Road in Highland Hills
Campus, 2900 Community College Ave. in Cleveland
11000 Pleasant Valley Road in Parma
Campus, 31001 Clemens Road in Westlake
This free event is
open to the public, and parking is available at all sites. For more
information or to register, visit