Art Classes & Workshops

Zack Gallery


Music, Art & Poetry Evenings in the Gallery

Word Whips
poetry by Pandora’s Collective

Th    Jun 19    7:00-9:00pm

The poets will read poems based on the show “LASHON HARA” mixed media on fabric by Robin Atlas.

Poets: BONNIE NISH, ROSEMARY NOWICKI, DAVID SHEWELL, LINDSAY GLAUSER KWAN, LEA TARANTO, JUDE NEALE, NATASHA BOSOKIC

Host: CHELSEA COMEAU
This show has an interactive component that the poets will be able to draw upon, as well as drawing from the visuals on the wall. Everybody who comes to this evening will have an opportunity to be involved.

Robin is a mixed-media artist working in the genre of visual Midrash. The 20 pieces to her narrative explore the impact of Lashon Hara (evil speech; creating darkness) on the spiritual realm and the physical universe. The exhibit’s interactive component welcomes the public to acknowledge lashon hora in their own lives via notes written and then posted on the wall that will reveal the viewers’ own personal experience of creating darkness through speaking evil. At the end of the exhibit these slips of paper will be turned into mulch for the ritual planting of a tree at the JCC. In this way we will symbolically take darkness and turn it into light. Robin's work has been shown in venues throughout the United States and we are pleased to welcome her to the Zack Gallery.

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Illustration on the right: Robin Atlas, Protect, 2011, mixed media on fabric


 

The Word Whips are FREE and EVERYONE IS WELCOME.
Donations gratefully accepted. There is time for the audience to participate by writing to the exhibit and reciting their poems during the ‘open mic’ portion of the evening.

Presented by the Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery in collaboration with Pandora’s Collective and the Isaac Waldman Jewish Public Library, and made possible by the Yosef Wosk Poetry Initiative Grant