Tychman Shapiro Gallery

Fall Season

WORDS @ WORK - Art Exhibit

An exhibit featuring mixed media artists, Toni Dachis (MN) and
Hillel Smith (CA) using text in unusual ways.

February 4 – February 28, 2016

Hillel Smith is an LA native artist and graphic designer. He has been drawing and painting since childhood and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Visual Studies. While in college, he explored large-scale public works and has been working in spray paint since 2010. In 2013, he painted a mural at Camp Ramah in Ojai, California, and recently completed a series of typographic Hebrew murals around LA in March 2015 as part of a collaborative Jewish street art project called Illuminated Streets.

Toni Dachis is a graduate of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design with a BFA in Graphic Design. After 10 years in Graphic Design and raising two children, she explored painting murals, designing interior accessories and started two non-profit organizations. Toni now spends her creative time in the field of Fine Arts and has participated in many local gallery shows. Her conceptual roots in Graphic Design continue to influence her work today, including printmaking, multi-media and installation work. Her material choices are integral to the message in each piece along with sensitivity to the environment and the times we live in.

Concurrent exhibits:
Sabes JCC Shared Walls Exhibition Areas featuring photographic imagery by Linda Brooks (MN).

St. Paul JCC Gallery Walk, featuring prints by Jan Rubenstein (MN).

ARTIST RECEPTION - February 7, 2016

RECEPTION: 5:00 - 7:00PM


March 7 – 10, 2016

An exhibit produced by Talmud Torah featuring family ritual objects where students learn about Jewish history and the history of their families through the study of artifacts. Each student will bring an artifact which will be part of the exhibition. Talmud Torah Faculty: Mary Baumgarten and Rabbi Daniel Ettedgui.

In conjunction with the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York.


April 3 – May 26, 2016

Learn how the barely tolerated Jewish junkman, who picked up everything from bones and bottles to rags and iron, became a leader in the Green Revolution. You may find your grandparents’ story here. Produced by the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest.

On display in the Tychman Shapiro Gallery & Shared Walls Exhibition Areas

Opening Reception

Sunday, April 3rd at 2:00PM

Panel Discussion

Sunday, May 1st at 2:00PM