African-American and Jewish students’ art featured in exhibit commemorating MLK

This drawing of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Shimon Aryeh Schwartz, a fifth-grade student at Epstein Hebrew Academy, will be among the artwork on display.

Children from the African-American and Jewish communities will showcase their artwork as part of the 23rd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration sponsored by the I.E. Millstone Jewish Community Campus. The art exhibit, “The Legacy of Dr. King,” will be on display at the Covenant House/CHAI Apartments Dining Room, 10 Millstone Campus Drive in Creve Coeur.

The exhibit will run from Monday, Jan. 23 to Wednesday, Feb. 8. Normal viewing hours will be Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. An opening reception takes place on Monday, Jan. 23 from 6 to 7 p.m. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Participating are students from Confluence Academy-Old North, Epstein Hebrew Academy and Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School.

The artwork will focus on the work of King to advance civil rights and promote equality for all. The JCRC is coordinating the commemoration and co-sponsors of the event are the Central Agency for Jewish Education, Covenant/CHAI Apartments, Holocaust Museum and Learning Center, Jewish Community Center, Jewish Family & Children’s Service, Jewish Federation, the St. Louis Jewish Light and the Saul Brodsky Jewish Community Library.

For more information, contact Ann Kusher at 314-743-3660 or [email protected].