the profound and the absurdFeaturing artwork by Paul Palnik
January 4 – January 25, 2017
Palnik Studios opened in 1968, and to this day, still markets and publishes Paul’s cartoon art. Paul Palnik exhibits in art shows throughout the United States and his work is represented in thousands of collections in the U.S. and abroad. The artist is always adding new works to his ever increasing collection.
Palnik has worked as an artist and writer for American Greetings, The Jerusalem Post, The Columbus Dispatch, Muse Magazine, and Smithsonian Science Magazine for teens. Palnik was artist in residence at Camp Ramah in Conover, Wisconsin for fifteen years where he created over twenty large murals that are currently hanging on numerous buildings throughout the campus. Paul lives quietly with his family in Columbus, Ohio.
In conjunction with the Twin Cities Jewish Humor Festival.
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.
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.
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.
February 16, 2017 at 8:00 PM
All workshops take place at the Sabes JCC; $8 each.
RSVP to Robyn Awend at email@example.com 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
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
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.