The Jewish Art Salon and Jewish Comic Con present:
Panel Discussion: POW!!! The Confluence of Jewish Identity, Comics and Fine Art.
In conjunction with the art exhibit POW!!! Jewish Comic Art and Influence.
Thursday, April 26 7:45-8:45 PM.
Brooklyn Jewish Art Gallery
603 St. Johns Place, Brooklyn NY, 11238
Opening Reception Art Exhibit:
Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 7:00- 9:00 PM.
Panel moderated by Joel Silverstein, Senior Curator POW!!!, Jewish Art Salon.
Goldie Gross, Curator POW!!!, Jewish Art Salon.
Joshua H. Stulman, Curator POW!!! Creator and Publisher, Israeli Defense Comics
Noted Artist Archie Rand, Author The 613, Blue Rider/Penguin/Random House, 2015
Graphic Novel Writer Julian Voloj, Author The Joe Shuster Story: The Artist Behind Superman. Art by Thomass Campi. Super Genius Publishers, 2018
Rabbi Simcha Weinstein, Comic Book Historian and Author Up, Up and Oy Vey, How Jewish History, Culture and Values Shaped the Comic Book Superhero, Leviathan Press, 2006.
The explosive creativity of contemporary Jewish Art extends through the private and public worlds of exhibition and publication. Jewish Comics and contemporary Jewish “Fine” Art are both changing Jewish identity in new and unexpected ways. Come see painters, comic book artists, graphic novelists and authors discuss their creative process and what Judaism means to them. This experience is defining Judaism in ways unheard of in years past and is creating a body of work that will tell future generations what it means to be Jewish in the 21st Century.
Exhibit info and images here.
About the Jewish Art Salon
The Jewish Art Salon is the largest Jewish visual art organization in the world. It is a global network of contemporary Jewish art. The Salon provides important programs and resources; since 2008 it has organized 30 exhibits and 40 art events in the USA and Israel.
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 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.