Sculptor Aims to Raise Awareness of Genocide Through Art
HEMPSTEAD — Sculptor Mitch Lewis is the artist behind the exhibit "Toward Greater Awareness: Darfur and American Activism" at the Hofstra University Museum. Lewis says he is aiming to raise awareness about genocide happening in Africa and around the world. Lewis explains that when he was researching Africa, he was surprised to learn about the genocide in Darfur. He says he also realized that a lack of media coverage was allowing it to happen.
In the exhibit, Lewis puts a face to the pain and human suffering associated with the destruction of genocide. Each one of the sculptures represents a part of the genocide, says Lewis. He also founded Arts to End Genocide, which has set up a dialogue about human rights between American and African school children.
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