Tychman Shapiro Gallery

Winter Season

The 45th Parallel: Milan/Minneapolis

Featuring artwork by Joel Itman

November 10 – December 31, 2016

Created on the 45th parallel* in Milan, Italy, Joel Itman returns to his roots to the 45th parallel in Minneapolis to share his new work with the community – joyful, colorful, and whimsical. Born and raised in Minneapolis, he was educated in Art and Film at the University of Minnesota, New York University, The Sorbonne, Paris; and in Milan, Italy, where he lives.

As Joel recreates ancient images into present themes, he invites others to explore the wealth of Jewish lore. He researches, draws, and paints fantastical ceramic interpretations of historical objects, artifacts and illuminated parchments created through centuries to beautify Jewish heritage.

* The 45th parallel is the circle of latitude that is 45 degrees north of the equatorial plane. Milan and Minneapolis both sit on the 45th parallel.

This exhibit is part of the Sabes JCC and St. Paul JCC’s Arts & Culture season.


Opening Reception:
November 10th from 6 - 8 PM with visiting artist Joel Itman

Open House & Mingling with the Artist:
November 13th from 2 - 5 PM & November 14, 4 - 8 PM