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NYC Salon Session January 19

Our Salon Sessions are great opportunities to meet artists, curators and other art professionals, and to strengthen our Jewish arts community. The January 19 session at Tobi Kahn’s was attended by a diverse membership of artists and curators.

Photos by Richard McBee, Susan Schwalb, and Yona Verwer

When: Sunday January 19, 2020, 2-4 pm

Where: The studio of Tobi Kahn, Long Island City, NY

Who: Jewish Art Salon members.

2:00-2:15 pm Meet and Greet

2:15-2:25 pm Welcome

2:25-2:45 pm Tobi Kahn will present

2:45-3:15 pm Attendees introductions

3:15-4:00 pm Networking

About Tobi Kahn

Tobi Kahn is a painter and sculptor whose work has been shown in over 40 solo exhibitions and over 60 museum and groups shows since he was selected as one of nine artists to be included in the 1985 Guggenheim Museum exhibition, New Horizons in American Art. Works by Kahn are in major museum, corporate, and private collections.

For thirty years, Kahn has been steadfast in the pursuit of his distinct vision and persistent in his commitment to the redemptive possibilities of art. In paint, stone, and bronze, he has explored the correspondence between the intimate and monumental. While his early works drew on the tradition of American Romantic landscape painting, his more recent pieces reflect his fascination with contemporary science, inspired by the micro-images of cell formations and satellite photography

For twenty-five years, Kahn has been making miniature sacred spaces he calls “shrines.” The first full-scale shrine, Shalev, is in New Harmony, Indiana, commissioned as an outdoor sculpture for Jane Owen and the Robert Lee Blaffer Trust.

Among the awards that Kahn has received are the Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award from Pratt Institute in 2000; the Cultural Achievement Award for the Visual Arts from the National Foundation of Jewish Culture in 2004; and an Honorary Doctorate from the Jewish Theological Seminary in 2007 for his work as an artist and educator.

Kahn also communicates his vision through his passion for teaching. For twenty-eight years, he has taught fine arts workshops at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. He also designed the art curriculum for several high schools in the New York area and co-founded and facilitates the Artists’ Beit Midrash at the Skirball Center of Temple Emanu-El. Kahn lectures extensively at universities and public forums internationally on the importance of visual language and art as healing.

Kahn is a member of the Jewish Art Salon and of its steering committee.

(Photo by James Brantley)

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