3 Artist Presentations and 2 Art Exhibits
49 White Street, New York, NY 10013
Thursday, October 17, 2013
6-7 PM Opening Reception
“City Charms & Sewing Stories”, art exhibits by Heather Stoltz and Yona Verwer.
7-8 PM Artists Presentation, hosted by the Jewish Art Salon.
Presenters: Marisa Scheinfeld and Linda Soberman.
8-8:30 PM Meet & Greet.
Free & Open to the Public with RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
See map here.
Marisa Scheinfeld, New York, NY
Scheinfeld was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1980 and raised in the Catskills. She took her first black and white photography class at age 15 and hasn’t put the camera down since. Scheinfeld’s work is highly motivated by her interest in the ruin, or site, and the histories embedded within them. Her projects have taken her from the United States to Israel, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and India and most recently, her own backyard.
Her photographic projects and books are among the collections of Lynn Kroll, The Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles, CA, The La Jolla Athenaeum in La Jolla, CA, The Edmund and Nancy K. Dubois Library at the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego, CA and The International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation in New York, NY. Her work has been exhibited in New York, Washington, DC, California, Kansas and London, UK and has appeared in publications such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Sullivan County Democrat, The San Diego Union Tribune, Tablet Magazine, Heeb, The Jewish Week, The Lo-Down, Hadassah Magazine, The Jewish Algemeiner (Berlin) and Goldberg Magazine (Denmark). Scheinfeld received her MFA in the Spring of 2011. She currently lives on the Upper West side and visits the Catskills as much as she can. For more information on Marisa and her work, check out her website at www.marisascheinfeld.com
Linda Soberman, Detroit, MI
Linda Soberman is a printmaker and educator with studios in Michigan and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Her work is widely represented in national and internal venues, including recent exhibitions in Michigan, North Carolina, Mexico, Argentina, and China. She is the recipient of many awards and fellowships, including the Lifetime Achievement Jewish Women in the Arts Award, international residencies in Venice, Italy, Sanbao Institute, Jingdezhen, China, Proyecto ‘ace, Buenos Aires.
She was recently included in the exhibition “Spectrum of Sexuality” at the Museum of the Hebrew Union College, New York City. In 2014, she will have solo exhibitions at the Museo de Arte, Queretaro, Mexico, and the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center in Michigan. Her current multimedia works embraces themes of perception, memory, loss and the collective impact of the Holocaust. Her website: www.lindasoberman.com
Named as one of The Jewish Week’s “36 Under 36″ for 2012, Heather Stoltz is the Co-President of the Women’s Caucus for Art New York Chapter and received a 2011 Manhattan Community Art Funds grant for Temporary Shelter, her installation piece about homeless New Yorkers. Her work has been exhibited nationally and featured in Jewish Threads, Creative Quilting: The Journal Quilt Project and many other publications. She is an educator for the Yeshiva University Museum’s “Re-Imagining Jewish Education Through Art” project, was a Drisha Arts Fellow from 2008‐2010 and was an Artist‐in-Residence at the 2008 National Havurah Committee Summer Institute. Her work can be seen at sewingstories.com
Dutch-born Yona Verwer is a New York-based artist, and the co-founder / president of the Jewish Art Salon, a global group of artists, curators and critics. Her works explore identity, tikkun olam, and kabbalah.
Her installation “Tightrope”, at the Y.U. Museum’s current exhibit “It’s A Thin Line”, has been featured in The Jewish Week, The Jewish Press & Hadassah Magazine.
Verwer has shown in numerous venues including the Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art, the Mizel Museum, the Reginald Lewis Museum for African-American Art, and the Holocaust Memorial Center. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, the New Yorker and the NY Daily News. Her work can be viewed at yonaverwer.com.
More info on the art exhibits City Charms and Sewing Stories here.