Art Exhibit by Moshe Pollak, OHEL Mental Health Resident, Draws Large Crowd
â€śI have difficulties but I am no prisoner,â€ť so conveyed Moshe Pollak, an exceptional artist and OHEL Mental Health resident, whose own words rang true last night at a first-time exhibition of his work.
Mosheâ€™s poems and paintings were showcased at a Brooklyn College exhibition, an event sponsored by Creative Coexistence of Tanger Hillel at Brooklyn College, Zelda's Art World, the JCC of Marine Park and OHEL Childrenâ€™s Home and Family Services.
A large crowd of friends, supporters and of fine art enthusiasts enjoyed an inspirational night of culture and the arts. The exhibition entitled â€śMind the ART,â€ť exemplified the beauty of his work. The brightly colored paintings and deeply expressive poems, are the vessels of his self-expression.
Since Moshe received an art set on his tenth birthday some decades ago, he developed a love for the arts, and while his developed talents in painting and poetry have provided his admirers with much beauty on canvas and paper, art has also provided Moshe the stable anchor of support that has helped him thrive over the years.
Mosheâ€™s work dispels the notion that he is disabled. He is simply an artist. Mosheâ€™s work is spiritual, personal and evocative. His poems appropriately foster thought and commentary, his paintings display the beauty of the world he lives in.
Yitz Elman, a Director of OHELâ€™s Adult Mental Health programs commented that the â€śExhibiting his work before his friends, family, and community, Moshe was able to fully express himself in a way previously unavailable to him. â€ś