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St. Louis Jewish Light

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St. Louis Jewish Light

A Jewish guys idea on viewing art, and the new exhibit to try it out

A Jewish guy’s idea on viewing art, and the new exhibit to try it out

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content Officer April 13, 2022

At the start of 2022, my goals were to be more creative, get more satisfaction out of life and find more happiness. One of the ways I'm doing this is to add more art to my life -- more live music, more book reading, and more visits to art galleries. Along...

Nancy Kranzberg

Native American art helps us challenge our history

By Nancy Kranzberg, Special to the Jewish Light July 2, 2020

During this weird, difficult time, I am thinking back to some very special exhibitions and talks that I attended shortly before the world started to tilt. Native Americans are already a marginalized group in our country and have faced serious challenges...

Artist Leon Bronstein

Ex-Soviet watchmaker turns heads, hearts with sculpture

By Sarah Weinman, Special to the Jewish Light March 19, 2020

Editor’s Note: As of press time, the St. Louis University Museum of Art is only open to SLU students, faculty and staff and closed to the general public due to concerns about COVID-19. Visit the museum’s website (www.slu.edu/sluma) or call 314-977-6631...

Edward Coffield

An inside look at NJT’s new season; St. Louis art notes

By Ellen Futterman, Editor September 26, 2019

Play timeFew Monday mornings start off as chill as a coffee date with Eddie Coffield, artistic director of the New Jewish Theatre. We got together at Colleen’s in Clayton to talk about the new NJT season, the first one he officially put together. Of...

For more of Nancy Kranzberg’s commentary, listen to KWMU (90.7) St. Louis on the Air the first Friday of each month at approximately 12:50 p.m. She also hosts a weekly Arts Interview podcast for KDHX (88.1), available at artsinterview.kdhxtra.org. 

Discover wonderful art, artifacts at campus museums

By Nancy Kranzberg, Special to the Jewish Light August 2, 2018

When thinking of going to a museum to view art masterpieces and other high quality visual works of art, one might think of the St. Louis Art Museum or even the Missouri History Museum.We often forget the free and open to the public university museums...

Cancer patients take pottery classes at Art Unleashed through Arts as Healing Foundation.  

Power of paint: Using art to help cancer patients

Ellen Futterman, Editor July 26, 2017

They say good things come in small packages. That’s certainly true of Vicki Friedman, a petite powerhouse brimming with vibrancy, energy and can-do positivity. A two-time cancer survivor, Friedman, 63, runs the Arts as Healing Foundation, which champions...

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,...

Kathryn Boswell and Michael Williams rehearse for the The Rep’s production of ‘Follies.’

2016 Fall arts guide

BY PATRICIA CORRIGAN, SPECIAL TO THE LIGHT September 7, 2016

If arts organizations celebrated significant anniversaries with fireworks displays, the skies over St. Louis would be ablaze. This fall marks 50 years for the St. Louis Repertory Company and Dance St. Louis, 40 years for the Black Rep, 30 years for STAGES...

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,...

Jamie Levine’s passion for art inspired her mitzvah project, which collected supplies for the Kodner Gallery Art Therapy Room at Ranken Jordan. 

Mitzvot from the Heart: Jamie Levine

April 13, 2016

Jamie Levine United Hebrew Congregation  A love for art runs through Jamie’s family and she has inherited this passion. “I have a strong interest in all areas of art including photography, sketching, painting and pottery,” she said. “Since art...

‘Little Rose’

Political drama with romantic edge set in Communist Poland

By Cate Marquis, Special to the Jewish Light June 6, 2012

The political, historic drama “Little Rose” is one of the many excellent films in this year’s St. Louis Jewish Film Festival. “Little Rose,” in Polish and French with English subtitles, is also one of several Polish (or part ly Polish) films...

Maggie Walkoff

Maggie Walkoff, United Hebrew Congregation

April 25, 2012

Maggie has a love for arts and crafts. The idea of using art to help children feel better was very important to her. “Even before my bat mitzvah, I knew I wanted to do something with art and kids,” she said.   Daughter of Julie and Neil Walkoff of...

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