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Through August 20, The Dallas Holocaust Museum is hosting an exhibit, Faces of the Ghetto: Their Lives Are Our Lesson, which presents the work of two Jewish photographers who, at great personal risk, took clandestine photos of Jewish life in the Polish city of Łódź – a city transformed into a ghetto after the Nazis invaded Poland in 1939 and sent more than 160,000 Jews to live there. Photography was strictly forbidden; however, the photographers, Mendel Grossman and Henryk Ross, managed to hide the photos before being deported, and their work ensured that the world would know of life in the ghetto, as captured on film by sympathetic observers. This exhibit was made possible due to a generous donation made by an anonymous donor. The exhibit is $10.

Through July 24, Musikgarten, an organization that centers around early childhood music education, is holding Teacher Training Workshops for teachers interested in teaching early childhood music classes. As a part of the training, the workshop participants need to observe classes of children later this month, from July 14 to July 24. So if you don’t mind your baby, toddler or young child being “observed” in exchange for a week of free music classes, Musikgarten is on the lookout for East Dallas kiddos. Musikgarten will be using Wilshire Baptist Church, at 4316 Abrams, for the workshops. Learn more here.

GUSKY-7-14-5171-4x6-240x160Through July 25, Dallas Doctor, Artist and Explorer Dr. Jeffrey Gusky offers a selection of images for the exhibit, “The Hidden World of WWI,” which will be on display in the commercial lobby of One Arts Plaza as part of their rotation of art exhibits within the building. This is the first exhibition of “The Hidden World of WWI.” The groundbreaking photographs reveal an all but forgotten soldier’s world, underground cities beneath the trenches located in ancient rock quarries along the Western Front in France. Time capsules of a century ago that once housed tens of thousands of soldiers, they are bristling with artifacts, sculptures and emotionally charged graffiti that the soldiers left behind. Landowners determined to preserve the past have kept these sites secret for decades. The images are on display this year, 2014, which marks the centennial of the beginning of World War I. The One Arts Plaza is located at 1722 Routh St.

Checking the wheat by Luis Flores

Checking the wheat by Luis Flores

The Creative Arts Center of Dallas (CAC) is hosting its second exhibit featuring self-taught artists from The Bridge, Dallas’ largest homeless service center. “From the Street” opened on June 26 and runs through August 17.  The exhibit will be in the school’s main building at 2360 Laughlin. For more information, contact the Creative Arts Center of Dallas at 214.320.1275 or creativeartscenter.org.

Through Sept. 27, the White Rock Lake Museum in the Bath House Cultural Center presents Refreshing Journey, an exhibition of drawings inspired by White Rock Lake from Dallas artist Jenny Hong DeLaughter. The exhibition depicts scenes from life at the lake — images of family gatherings, landscapes, wildlife, and other special moments. Bath House Cultural Center is located at 521 E. Lawther. Go to dallasculture.org/bathhouseculturecenter or call 214.670.8749 for more.


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