In conjunction with Jewish Comic Con and Congregation Kol Israel, The Jewish Art Salon will host the exhibition POW!!! Jewish Comic Art and Influence curated by Joel Silverstein, Goldie Gross and Joshua Stulman. This exhibition of approximately 32 artists highlights the current explosion of comic books with Jewish themes and fine artists who use comics as inspiration.
Opening Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 7:00- 9:00 PM.
603 St. Johns Place Brooklyn, NY 11238.
Presented by the Jewish Art Salon and the Brooklyn Jewish Art Gallery.
The exhibition will be on view Sundays 11AM – 2PM, until May 20, 2018.
Panel discussion on the exhibit at 7:45 PM.
The discussion will feature the curators, artists Archie Rand and Julian Voloj, and Rabbi Simcha Weinstein of Pratt Institute, author of the book Up, Up and Oy Vey, How Jewish History, Culture and Values Shaped the Comic Book Superhero, Leviathan Press, 2006. He is also currently working on a graphic novel memoir. The panel will be introduced by Yona Verwer, Director of the Jewish Art Salon.
Included in the exhibition are legendary artists, including: Jim Aparo, Isaac Brynjegard-Bialik, Lynne Cassouto, Jessica Deutsch, Josh Edelglass, Max Gottfried, Goldie Gross, Bo Hampton, Alan Hobscheid, Paul Hoppe, Bob Kane, Jack Kirby, Lon Levin, Sarah Lightman, Jacqueline Nicholls, Martin Nodell, Betty Palmer, Archie Rand, Henrik Rehr, Arlen Schumer, Daniela Shapiro, Joel Silverstein, Hillel Smith, Emily Steinberg, Joshua H. Stulman, Matisyahu Tonti, Vitaly Umansky, Eli Valley, Julian Voloj, Al Wiesner, Ephraim Wuensch, Eugene Zhilinsky.
Curatorial advisors: Fred Polaniecki and Yona Verwer.
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About Congregation Kol Israel
Founded in 1924, Congregation Kol Israel is the oldest continuously practicing Orthodox community in Prospect Heights. From Chasidic to Modern Orthodox to just plain curious, we are proud to count people from a wide variety of religious backgrounds as members.
About Brooklyn Jewish Art Gallery
The Brooklyn Jewish Art Gallery is a partnership between artists and lovers of the Jewish arts. The goal is to provide an artist showcase in a landmarked congregation. Funds raised by the gallery support the artists and go toward the renovation of the 90 year Congregation Kol Israel.
About the Jewish Art Salon
The Jewish Art Salon is the largest Jewish visual art organization in the world. It provides important programs and resources; since 2008 it has organized 30 exhibits and 40 art events in the USA and Israel.