Our new Cultural Arts Wing, is a premier destination for Jewish arts and culture. The newly renovated Herman J. Birnberg Fine Art Gallery, will continue to be the home of many wonderful art exhibitions featuring local, national and international artists.
TRANSFER OF MEMORY: A photo exhibit of Holocaust survivors living in Minnesota, at home, and in full color.
NOVEMBER 7 – DECEMBER 31
Each Holocaust survivor in Transfer of Memory shares a story of survival during exceedingly difficult circumstances, yet as a collection, these images focus on life and hope. From Europe to Minnesota, it was here they fashioned their dreams, their futures, and their families – their lives are a constant reminder of the value of freedom and the enduring human spirit.
This exhibition is curated by JCRC staff members, Laura Zelle, and Susie Greenberg, and is a collaboration between photographer David Sherman, writer Lili Chester, and the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas.
ABOUT JEWISH COMMUNITY RELATIONS COUNCIL OF MINNESOTA AND THE DAKOTAS: As the public affairs voice of the Jewish community, the JCRC fights anti-Semitism and prejudice, advocates for Israel, provides Holocaust education, promotes tolerance and social justice, and builds bridges across the Jewish and broader communities.
PHOTO EXHIBITION: GALLERY WALK
PHOTOGRAPHY ON YOUR PHONE: DEVELOPING YOUR ARTISTIC VIEWPOINT
JANUARY 9 – FEBRUARY 27
RECEPTION: SUNDAY, JANUARY 19 • 2 – 4 PM
Highland Friendship Club, in partnership with Eric Mueller Photography provided an extended arts learning program for 15 young adults and adults with disabilities to develop their artistic point of view through mobile phone photography in the of summer 2019. Sessions included three visiting photographers and six
field-based assignments. This exhibit showcases the unique perspectives of these dynamic young adults.
Highland Friendship Club (HFC) serves teens and adults with disabilities by providing programs that foster friendships, strengthen self-advocacy, and explore lifelong learning. HFC was started in 2002 by two mothers of children with cognitive disabilities. They discovered that their sons “fell off the cliff” at age 21, aging out of school, and losing social and skill-building opportunities. They created HFC to provide arts learning, social skills, and exercise for their sons and others like them.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
JANUARY 12 – FEBRUARY 20
Last Resort is a series of new works by Robin Schwartzman inspired by the bygone era of the Borscht Belt. At its peak,
the Catskills region in upstate New York had over 500 hotels that offered visitors fresh air, Kosher meals, nightly entertainment, swimming, dancing, golf, ice skating, and more. This summer getaway might best be known for the many famous Jewish comedians whose careers began in its glitzy nightclubs and lounges. The sculptures and prints of Last Resort will playfully explore ideas of tourism, extravagance and humor through the distinct lens of Jewish American culture during this time in history.
TIME TRAVEL BACK TO THE BORSCHT BELT!
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6 • 7– 9 PM
SABES JCC GALLERY
$12 (plus service fee) in advance / $15 at the door
Local comedians will take the stage to deliver the best, most groan-worthy, one-liners and sketches, all accompanied by a live drummer. Tacky refreshments and laughter will be served. Period appropriate attire encouraged.