The next salon session will be held at the Manhattan JCC; Tanya Fredman, Carol Hamoy and Miriam Stern will show and discuss their work. Introduction by Siona Benjamin.
- Sunday May 22 at 5.30 - 7.15 p.m. Doors open at 5.15 p.m. Ask reception desk which room.
- The JCC, Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Ave at 76th St, New York
- Open to the public. RSVP required - email email@example.com
- Siona Benjamin's exhibit is on view beforehand (and after) at the Laurie Tisch Gallery.
Tanya Fredman is dedicated to illuminating new understandings that emerge when diverse people, cultures, and ideas collide. Fredman has directed community art projects with youth-at-risk in Israel and in Rwanda, where she volunteered at The Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village with orphans of the 1994 genocide. A Drisha Art Fellow in New York in 2009-2010, she attended the Summer Residency Program at the School of Visual Arts and was the 2010 Edy Rauch Memorial Artist-in-Residence at the Abraham Joshua Heschel High School. Since returning from Rwanda, Fredman continues to create paintings and collages that reflect upon Rwandan life and culture and incorporate elements of Jewish texts and tradition central to her life. Her work has been at the Innsbrook gallery in Missouri, the Drietzer Gallery in Massachusetts, St. Francis College gallery in New York, and currently a solo show at The Jewish Education Project in New York, and she has been invited to participate in the Florence Biennale in 2011.
Carol Hamoy has been fortunate to have been able to exhibit her work throughout the United States in various venues. Because of its feminist content, this is quite a feat. She has had solo exhibitions (to list a very few) at The Neuberger Museum (Purchase, NY), the Opalka Gallery (Albany, NY) the Longyear Museum (Hamilton NY), The Mizel Museum (Denver CO), The Skirball Museum (Cincinnati, OH), HUC Museum, New York NY) and The Ellis Island Immigration Museum (New York NY). Her work has become a part of several permanent collections. Among them The Jewish Museum of Florida (Miami Beach FL), The Lillian & Albert Small Museum, (Washington DC) and The National Museum of American Jewish History (Philadelphia PA). Museum. She has been a recipient of various grants; The Pollock Krasner Foundation, The Puffin Foundation, the Lucius Littauer Foundation and just recently, The Hadasah Brandeis Institute Research Award. She has participated in many group exhibitions and is pleased to be a participant in A Jewish Stitch in Time.
Miriam Stern is a painter, printmaker, and installation artist. She has exhibited both in the United States and Israel, and has won numerous awards and prizes. Recent exhibitions include an installation titled Ezrat Nashim (Women's Section) at Yeshiva University Museum in New York City (2007/8), and an exhibition titled Kishkes at the Interchurch Center in New York City (2009). Currently you can view an interactive website she created called http://bethetenth.com which deals with the recitation of the mourner's kaddish by a minyan. In addition to producing art, she has curated several art exhibitions and also lectures about Art as Midrash.