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Art on Display: Elizabeth Pols

BOSTON – The artwork of three generations of Western Massachusetts women was on display in the Senate Lobby of the Massachusetts State House from October 2nd – December 3rd, Senate President Stan Rosenberg (D-Amherst) announced today.

“The arts are an integral part of who we are in Western Mass, and I’m proud to showcase our spirit of creativity at the State House for all to see,” said Rosenberg, who came up with the idea to rotate artwork from local artists in each senate district outside of the Senate Chamber in Boston. Rosenberg had been holding smaller art exhibits in his Boston Office prior to becoming Senate President. “It gives us a wonderful opportunity to highlight the creative talent we have here in Massachusetts in a very public space”

The three women featured in the exhibit, all from Amherst, are Lilian Dornbush Kravitz, her mother Ruth Blumberg Dornbush (1925-2004), and her grandmother Gertrude Blumberg (1899-1987).

“In putting this show together of my grandmother’s paintings, my mother’s paintings and my photographs, I hope I have created a visual experience that shows how closely we lived and how we perceived our world” said Lilian Kravitz, the artist who organized the exhibit. “I don’t know how unique our story is, but it is one of a deeply shared love, a shared vision, and now for the first time, a shared display.”

The exhibit was the third installment of a new Senate effort to showcase local art from across Massachusetts outside of the Senate Chamber at the State House in Boston.

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