SCOTS JEWS: IDENTITY, BELONGING AND THE FUTUREConcurrent exhibit on display at St. Paul JCC’s Gallery Walk
May 21 – June 25, 2015
The Scottish Jewish community dates back to the 1700s and has contributed significantly to Scottish life, yet little is known about it. This contemporary photography exhibition features Jewish life from across Scotland, reflecting a diverse community maintaining its traditions while also embracing Scottish culture. This is a unique project never before undertaken and may never be repeated because the community is in decline, now numbering around 6,000. The exhibition recently launched at the Scottish Parliament and has been touring throughout the world with its next stop in the Twin Cities.
The photography in this exhibition is by London based artist Judah Passow, Passow’s work has been published extensively by all of the leading British newspapers and their associated magazines. His work has been featured in international publication as well.
THE WATERS OF CREATION
July 16 – August 27, 2015
The Jewish Artists’ Laboratory is a regional arts initiative through the Sabes JCC. Over 30 local artists’ work will be represented spanning an array of artistic media and Jewish content, each exploring a unique connection to this year’s theme of water (mayim), from creation to Kabbalah. The Laboratory, in its third year, 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 water is relevant to their work, as individuals, and to the community. This initiative will culminate in an exhibition and presentation.
This year's participating artists include:
Tuvia Abramson, Susan Armington, Carolyn Light Bell, Joel Carter, Toni Dachis, Sandra Felemovicius, Suzanne Fenton, Leah Golberstein, Bette Globus Goodman, Jon Gross, Rani Halpern, David Harris, Bonnie Heller, Ann Ginsburgh Hofkin, Sylvia Horwitz, Anita Konikoff, Alison Morse, Diane Pecoraro, Paula Leiter Pergament, Kris Prince, Louise Ribnick, Yoni Reinharz (AIR), Jodi Rosen, Phil Rosenbloom,Judy Snitzer, Roslye Ultan, Susan Weinberg, Rochelle Woldorsky
Robyn Awend, Rabbi Alexander Davis, Liba Zweigbaum Herman, Meryll Page
OPENING RECEPTION - July 16, 2015
RECEPTION: 6:00 - 8:00PM
CLOSING RECEPTION & EVENT - August 16, 2015
RECEPTION: 5:00 - 7:00PM
More about the Artists’ Laboratory: http://mplsjewishartistslab.weebly.com/
Generously funded by The Covenant Foundation