Art Exhibitions

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A CONVERSATION BETWEEN ARTISTS
FEATURING WORKS BY PAMELA & FRANK GAARD
JANUARY 3 – 27

CLOSING RECEPTION
SUNDAY, JANUARY 27 • 3 – 5 PM @ SABES JCC

This exhibit features a wide variety of works by dynamic duo Frank & Pamela Gaard. Their vibrant paintings explore humor in both subtle and obvious ways through portraits, figures and everyday life. Franks pictures are cartoon-like depictions of life, usually in fluorescent colors. Pamela’s abstract and language-based works explore time, memory and healing, and are meditations on everyday life — mnemonic “prayers” of emotion, experience and events often quite private in nature.
“Our collaboration allows us to bounce ideas back and forth, and in this exhibition you will see that occasionally authorship is blurred a bit – but seamless, creating a fluidity which is ours, and unique to us as a couple. While we don’t always agree, we can both often find humor, even in darkness. Humor is the glue which keeps us together.” – Pamela Gaard

Exhibit on display at both the Sabes and St. Paul JCCs. This exhibition is part of the 10th Annual Twin Cities Jewish Humor Festival.

 

 

LIFE, LOSS AND LEGACY: AN INTERFAITH EXHIBIT OF THE JEWISH WOMEN ARTISTS’ CIRCLE
FEBRUARY 7 – MARCH 31

RECEPTION
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10 • 2 – 4 PM
ARTIST PRESENTATION • 3 PM

The Jewish Women Artists’ Circle, which was launched with a grant from Rimon, the Minnesota Jewish Arts Council, has become an interfaith group of artists. The theme of “mortality” is intriguing for an interfaith group. Death and mourning are human and universal, but the rituals and theologies vary across religions.

What we had not anticipated was how deeply personal this theme would become. Over the year or so that we studied together and created our art, many of us experienced the deaths of people we loved. The art that we have created on the theme of “Life, Loss and Legacy” comes from these experiences: life in the face of death, loss and its bitterness, and the legacies that we want to pass on.

The Jewish Women Artists’ Circle members: Jeanne Aaron, Beth Andrews, Sandy Baron, Jane Bassuk,
Kirsten Malcolm Berry, Sandra Brick, Gloria Cooper, Elizabeth Erickson, Lucy Rose Fischer, Rani Halpern, Angela Heida, Joyce Lyon, Aimee Orkin, Susan Peploe, Paula Leiter Pergament, Regula Russelle, Anita White and Rochelle Woldorsky.

 

 

For more information, contact Robyn Awend, Twin Cities Jewish Cultural Arts Director
robyna@stpauljcc.org or call 651-255-4745