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Art by Peter Zvi Malkin

Exhibit to feature art from man who captured Eichmann

March 8, 2020

In 1960, when Mossad agent Peter Zvi Malkin led a team to capture Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann, Malkin’s cover was as a tourist. As part of the cover, Malkin brought his own pastels, colored pencils, dry watercolors and oils. He also carried a South...

A detail of Mona Hatoum’s work ‘Homebound, 2000.’

Mundane objects radiate dangerous vibes in exhibit of Palestinian artist’s work

By Stephen Cohen, Special to the Jewish Light June 7, 2018

The works of Mona Hatoum, an internationally renowned artist who was born to a Palestinian family in Beirut, give powerful expression to feelings of dislocation, upheaval and confusion that can be experienced on a personal as well as a collective level.Hatoum,...

New exhibit at Holocaust Museum and Learning Center

October 27, 2016

“Fabric of Survival: Images of the Art of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz” will be the next exhibition at the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center, 12 Millstone Campus Drive. It opens Nov. 3 and remains on view until Nov. 30. In 1977, at the age of 50,...

Work from artist Vita Eruhimovitz  that will be on display in her exhibit, “Synthetic Landscapes” Nov. 4-Dec. 26 at the Gallery at the Kranzberg Arts Center. In her art, Eruhimovitz explores the ways modern culture perceives nature and pushes the boundaries of physical nature into the digital realm. Her recent focus has been in interactive sculpture and digital fabrication.

Bad baseball bible stories

Ellen Futterman, Editor October 26, 2016

The moment the Chicago Cubs clinched the National League Championship Series Saturday night to advance to the World Series against the Cleveland Indians, my husband left the room and went outside. He stayed there for more than a half-hour while I gleefully...

Bunny Burson

Holocaust themes unite artists’ different media

By Sarah Weinman, Special to the Jewish Light August 17, 2016

The art of Bunny Burson and Roy Strassberg in the upcoming exhibition “Between the Lines” at Craft Alliance in the Delmar Loop appears very different on the surface but shares major themes. Burson, a local printmaker, and Strassberg, a ceramic artist,...

“Reflections – What Can Be?” by Linda Skrainka

Artist’s work encourages viewers to reflect

By Sarah Weinman , Special to the Jewish Light April 20, 2016

Petruta Lipan, director of St. Louis University Museums & Galleries, has high praise for the late St. Louis painter Linda Skrainka.“Linda Skrainka is a powerful artist. Her power sneaks up on you when you look at her work,” said Lipan, who curated...

Artal painting

From psycholanalysis to still lifes

By Ellen Futterman, Editor September 28, 2011

Dr. Michal Artal is living proof that getting older can provide an opportunity to pursue our passions to the fullest. If we're lucky, time and good health will be on our side. And who knows, perhaps by age 66, we'll enjoy the personal equivalent of a...

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