Voices of wisdom
June 16 – August 28, 2016
“Who is Wise?... The one who learns from every person…"--Pirkei Avot
This exhibit features artwork by the Minneapolis Jewish Artists’ Laboratory using a wide array of media and exploring many interpretations of this year’s theme of Wisdom. Through the use of traditional Jewish text, poetry, songs, stories and a variety of artistic modalities, the notion of wisdom has taken on new meaning.
“We have raised more questions than answers over the past year as we have tried to define the ethereal, “states Robyn Awend, Sabes JCC’s Director of Visual Arts and Coordinator of the Minneapolis Artists’ Lab. “We have literally been wrestling with this topic, challenging ourselves to define and redefine what it means to be wise, who is wise and identifying the many ways that Wisdom is tightly woven into our Jewish DNA.”
The Jewish Artists’ Laboratory, a regional arts initiative through the Sabes JCC, engages 5 Midwest cities and over 75 artists; Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Madison, Chicago & Kansas City. The Minneapolis Lab brings together over 36 artists’ work that represent an array of artistic media and Jewish content, each exploring a unique connection to this year’s theme of WISDOM. Now in its fourth year, the Lab meets regularly, promoting ongoing dialogue and providing a platform for artwork through its many stages. Together artists of varying artistic media and connections to Judaism explore how the theme of WISDOM is relevant to their work, as individuals and to the community.
Tuvia Abramson, Susan Armington, Robyn Awend, Carolyn Light Bell, Joel Carter, Sandra Felemovicius, Suzanne Fenton, Bev Fishman, Leah Golberstein, Jonathan Gross, Rani Halpern, David Jordan Harris, Bonnie Heller, Ann Ginsburgh Hofkin, Sylvia Horwitz, Anita Konikoff, Alison Morse, Aimee Orkin, Diane Pecoraro, Paula Leiter Pergament, Kris Prince, Louise Ribnick, Marley Richman, Jodi Rosen, Phil Rosenbloom, David Sherman, Judy Snitzer, Sharon Stillman, Rony Szleifer, Roslye Ultan, Susan Weinberg, Rochelle Woldorsky, Liba Zweigbaum-Herman.
Rabbi Alexander Davis, Meryll Page, Lynda Monick-Isenberg & Jay Isenberg
On display in the Tychman Shapiro Gallery & Shared Walls Exhibition Areas
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 16
6 - 8 PM
Closing Event - Art Beat: Sunday, August 28
6 - 9 PM
Generously supported by The Covenant Foundation