Tychman Shapiro Gallery

Winter Season



Words@Work

TAKE WORDS WITH YOU:
IN OUR HOMES AND ON OUR WAYS

February 9 – March 26, 2017

An exhibition featuring calligraphy, papercutting and scribe work by three local text-based artists.

NOAM SIENNA
A Hebrew calligrapher and manuscript artist, Noam investigates the relationship between letters, image, color and light, inspired by the tradition of Jewish books throughout the centuries. His graduate work in Jewish History and Museum Studies provides his art with deep roots and a commitment to seeing the past come alive again in the present.

AARON GREENBERG SILVER
While most of Aaron’s artwork is created by cutting paper, he has also worked in watercolor, steel, and clay. He invites the viewer to see objects and ideas in new ways, extracting the essence of a scene or object to portray it unencumbered by extraneous material.

DEMETRIOS VITAL
Vital’s artmaking begins in awe and curiosity of natural history and Jewish community. In search of a connection between letters and life, he creates and restores sacred manuscripts with careful attention to their history and place within their community. His calligraphic art combines Hebrew scribal traditions and text, with modern sources of inspiration.

Immediately following, this exhibit will be on display at the Cowles Literary Commons, Open Book Building. Planned in association with the Minnesota Center for Book Arts.

RELATED EVENTS

Artist Reception:
February 16, 2017 at 6:00 PM

WORKSHOPS

All workshops take place at the Sabes JCC; $8 each.
RSVP to Robyn Awend at rawend@sabesjcc.org or (952) 381-3416.

THE KETUBBAH: ART, TEXT, AND HISTORY
March 2, 2017 at 7:00 PM

Artist and scholar Noam Sienna explores how the ketubbah became one of the most elaborate and widespread forms of Jewish art across the world. Following the presentation, a panel of local ketubbah artists and Jewish educators will discuss the evolution of the ketubbah, artistically and spiritually, in the Jewish community today.

INTRO TO TALKING IMAGE CONNECTIONS w/ local writer Alison Morse
March 9, 2017 at 7:00 PM

In this writing workshop, find ways to connect your responses to the text-based visual art in the exhibit “Take Words with You: In Our Homes and On Our Ways” with your experiences, ideas and feelings– then shape both into your own vivid poems or stories. The workshop will involve discussion, handouts, writing prompts, time to write, and an informal reading of your writing.

3,000 YEARS OF HEBREW LETTERS
March 16, 2017 at 7:00 PM

Travel through time with artist Demetrios Vital to look at the evolution of Hebrew letters from historical examples, and try calligraphing a few yourself!

FROM TEXT TO IMAGE: HOW ARTISTS MOVE ACROSS THE DIVIDE
March 23, 2017 at 7:00 PM

Papercut artist Aaron Hodge Silver Greenberg takes you along on the artist’s journey from text to image. You start by encountering a text that captures your imagination. But how does that idea turn into a work of visual art? After these creative imaginings, try your hand at some basic papercutting techniques to see what you can create.