Opening Reception at the Mandell JCC on Sunday, January 8, 2023, from 1:00 – 2:30 PM. Exhibition runs from January 2 – February 10, 2023.

As a single mother and Holocaust survivor, Sidonia Perlstein spent most of her life in America creating beauty out of fabrics, textures, and vivid colors to replace the horrific memories of her past. Her bold, artistic designs and magnificent stitchery represent the talent of a self-taught master of her craft. Based on Hanna Perlstein Marcus’ books about life with her mother, Sidonia, this exhibition displays thirty-five of Sidonia’s original clothing designs and other highlights including audio and video vignettes, photo illustrations, and a map of Sidonia’s journey to America.

Jointly sponsored by: The Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford, The Mandell JCC and Voice of Hope