Akiva Segan presents exhibits, power-point classes and Drawing for Healing workshops with audiences ages 5 to 100+ in schools, colleges, houses of worship, prisons and other venues. Power-point presentations include: classes on his own art; on the art of late Polish Jewish survivor and award winning children’s book author Israel Bernbaum; Polish Jewish survivor artist Toby Knobel Fluek; and art, especially self-portraits done in hiding in Brussels, Belgium, by German Jewish painter Felix Nussbaum, who perished at Auschwitz.
Segan’s artworks are in corporate; art gallery/art museum; natural history museum; institutional; library; college and university; and house-of-worship collections in Austria, France, Hungary, Israel, the U.S. and the UK.
Goals of Segan’s artwork and guest teaching include
- Educate youth about hate, anti-Semitism , Islamophobia, xenophobia, bigotry and racism, et al, using art as a universally accessible teaching tool.
- Restore dignity to the memory of those murdered by the Nazi’s, their Fascist collaborators, and the silence of millions.
- Provide a safe and non-threatening format for children, parents, teachers, librarians, clergy, therapists and others who work with children & youth through on-line learning, art exhibitions and slide classes.
The Wings series and the Sight-seeing series drawings and mosaic-drawing combos are designed to be accessible to and for children, youth, young adult and adult viewers of all ages.
Parents & Teachers
The contemporary artworks seen in this website, accompanied by examples of historic, archival, family, and/or news and publicly seen (e.g. books, internet) photos used as source materials for the art imagery, are designed to be accessible to viewers of all ages.
Cardiff University, Literary (Dr Marc Schweissinger) & Visual (A.K. Segan) Holocaust Narratives, April 5, 2017 (the video is 1 hour, 53 min). The one hour Segan presentation is seen first. The art is seen as the audience saw it with excellent reproduction quality.