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Exhibit-Emotional works
Palo Alto Weekly, April 30, 1999

Palo Alto-based artist Chris Ranes displays her mixed-media works through May 23 at the Koret Art Gallery, Albert L. Schultz Jewish Community Center, 655 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto. 

The works are based on the artist's personal experience as a child during the Holocaust. The pieces reflect the artist's emotions during the turbulent years when people were exterminated in the Warsaw Ghetto. Ranes and her mother were the only survivors from her family, having been smuggled out of the ghetto with false papers. They survived a walk--three days and nights--that took them through Germany. 

"Smokestacks in the distance, muted tones, abstract shapes. Ranes' works are powerful and hauntingly beautiful," said Nancy Gordon, the curator of the exhibit. 

For more information about the exhibit, contact Gordon at 493-9400. 

Mirang Wonne and Miran Ahn display paintings at Stanford. (Pictured: Wonne's "Rebirth-Freedom") Korean flavor 

Paintings by Miran Ahn and Mirang Wonne are on exhibit through June 10 at the Center for Integrated Systems and the William Gates Computer Science buildings' Art Spaces, Stanford University. Ahn paints fantasy images based on her own dreams and on stories she has read, while Wonne's paintings focus on a variety of stones. But the artists also share common ground: Both grew up in Korea. Hours are 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. 

@caption:Coro Hispano de San Francisco, Conjunto Nuevo Mundo and Enrique Ramirez perform in concert together on Friday.


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