at 5:30 pmOpening Reception, Exhibit and Movie, FREE!
Marc Chagall and the Bible: Etchings and Lithographs from the Wayne F. Yakes Collection
Noted for his fanciful, extravagant paintings of scenes from the Jewish world of his youth, Chagall’s work is often regarded as mysterious and hallucinatory. His illustrations for the Hebrew Bible are both richly imagined and soberly straightforward. His biblically-inspired art stands as a record of his own soul-searching – his own quest for religious meaning and understanding. These magnificent works inspire us to undertake that journey for ourselves.
The Good Book: Biblical Illuminations by Michelle Barnes
Michelle Barnes has won numerous awards for her illustrations in books, magazines, and newspapers, including a Society of Illustrators Silver Medal Award. She is a former teacher at both the Schools of Visual Arts and Parsons in New York City, as well as at the Art Center College of Design in California. Her work has appeared in such publications as The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Sports Illustrated, Spin, and Ms. Her latest project is 225 individual pieces for an interactive CD-ROM of the Bible.
Winner of the Emmy for Best Documentary Film
Homage to Chagall: The Colours of Love, 7:30 p.m.
Directed by Harry Rasky
Canada/English, 1977, 88 minutes
Homage to Chagall is an enthralling portrait of the legendary Russian-born artist. For over three-quarters of a century, Chagall set new standards for modern art with his colorful, heartfelt paintings, murals and stained glass works. Combining images of his magnificent art and rare interviews with Chagall as he nears his 90th birthday, the film brings to life his devotion to his Jewish heritage and his love of humanity.
With brief introduction by MACC Curator of Exhibitions, Simon Zalkind
Light hors d’oeuvres, wine and beverages provided.
at 1:00 pmGlass Mosaic Menorah and Dreidel Workshop
Create your own fused-glass mosaic menorah or dreidel in the tradition of the renowned Gary Rosenthal Collection! Options include a dreidel and two different menorahs. Choose, one, two or all three! These beautiful, functional works of art have a contemporary style that is inspired by tradition. And, the best news is that the finished product will be returned to you just in time for Hanukkah giving! Note that registration is required by October 10 so that your materials can be ordered
Fee varies by item:
Dreidel – $28.00
Star Menorah $97.00
Large Menorah $190
Instructor: Roberta Bloom