Butterflies of Hope
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About Butterflies of Hope
The Outdoor Arts Foundation, The Florida Holocaust Museum and Westfield are proud to introduce "Butterflies of Hope" to the Tampa Bay Area. The project will feature 20 artistically designed butterflies designed by 19 Bay Area artists, created to help raise consciousness of the museum's efforts to advance public awareness, education and understanding of the Holocaust.

For the project, artists were individually invited to either create original butterfly sculptures or embellish a pre-fabricated wooden butterfly. When completed, the butterflies will represent an extraordinary variety of styles and mediums from the imaginations of some of the Bay Area's most celebrated artists. Participants include Joan Allyn, Lenne Nicklaus-Ball, Carl Cowden, Theresa Crout, T.W. Curtis, Sally Evans, Mary Frankle, Eileen Goldenberg, David Kracov, Jeff Monsein, Maggie Newman, P$ynner, Todd Ramquist & Kiaralinda, Bill Renc, Rustic Steel, Peter Stilton, Lisa Vogt, Sandra Williams and Theo Wujcik.

The finished butterflies can first be seen at a preview party to be held on Wednesday, December 14th at Syd Entel Galleries in Safety Harbor. The butterflies will begin their tri-county public exhibition in early January when they will be installed at Westfield Citrus Park, Westfield Countryside and Westfield Sarasota Square. The butterflies will remain at these locations until February 22nd at which time they will be moved to A La Carte Pavilion in preparation for their auction at the Florida Holocaust Museum's gala fundraiser, "To Life, To Children, To Hope" on Saturday, February 25th. The butterfly, which is the symbol of hope and freedom, is particularly poignant for the Museum as it represents the children who were victims of the Holocaust. The dinner will pay tribute to children of the Holocaust as well as children of modern day genocide.

Proceeds from the eventual auction of the butterflies will be split between the Florida Holocaust Museum and the Outdoor Arts Foundation. Both organizations are 501c3 not-for-profit organizations.

Click here to read the poem "I never saw another butterfly" by Pavel Friedman

Click here to read a narrative about the significance of the butterfly to the holocaust. Written by Helen Fagin and Lois Pardoll.

Where to see the Butterflies
Wednesday, December 14th, 2005
Syd Entel Galleries
6pm - 9pm
247 Main Street, Safety Harbor
Call (727) 725-1808 to RSVP

January 12th - February 22nd, 2005
Westfield Citrus Park
Monday - Saturday - 10am - 9pm
Sunday - 12pm - 6pm
8021 Citrus Park Town Center
Tampa, FL, 33625
(813) 926-4644

Westfield Countryside
Monday - Saturday - 10am - 9pm
Sunday - 12pm - 6pm
27001 US Highway 19 North
Clearwater, FL, 33761
(727) 796-1079

Westfield Sarasota Square
Monday - Saturday - 10am - 9pm
Sunday - 12pm - 5:30pm
8201 S. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL, 34238
(941) 922-9609

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