Helene Aylon's Book Launch Party

Thursday, April 26, 2012, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Brandeis House 12  E. 77th Street, New York City
A celebration of the publication of Aylon's new memoir,
Whatever is Contained Must be Released: My Jewish Orthodox Girlhood, My life as a Feminist Artist, the most recent book in the Reuben/Rifkin Jewish Women Writers Series of the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute and the Feminist Press. 
Wine and light refreshments. Books available for signing. 

RSVP to publicity@feministpress.org


Helene will read from the memoir, and books will be available for
signing or the book can be ordered from Amazon as well.

Helène Aylon was a good Jewish girl raised in orthodox Brooklyn, married to a rabbi, and a mother of two when her world split apart. A widow at thirty, she broke free of tradition to become an eco-feminist artist whose work deals in transgressive images about war and peace, women’s bodies, women and god, and the deeply religious world that continues to influence her work to this day.
The memoir is a charming dash through the years of a structured orthodox life and the artistic life that feed her to question the misogyny of her beloved religion. It is also a tell-all about the art world, with fascinating details about luminaries such as Ana Mendieta, Ad Reinhardt, Mark Rothko, and Betty Parsons.
Examples of Aylon’s work included are her early doors for the Jewish chapel at JFK airport, her peace pillowcases (including one worn by Grace Paley), and her current search for the links between feminism and Judaism.

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