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A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

Photo of artist Joan Levinson

St. Louis artist explores intersection of literary and visual arts

ELLEN FUTTERMAN, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF June 4, 2021

Joan Levinson’s current show at the Kranzberg Arts Foundation’s High Low Gallery in Grand Center, “Language Arts” is about the connection between literary and visual arts. Her works display certain words – “prologue,” “insistence” and...

Sandy Kaplan's

Five questions for sculptor/ceramist Sandy Kaplan

By Ellen Futterman, Editor-in-Chief October 28, 2020

Just at an age when many people flirt with retirement, Sandy Kaplan found herself smack dab in the middle of a burgeoning art career she couldn’t have imagined when she was younger and working in development at Barnes Jewish Hospital Foundation.A divorced...

Artist Sherry Salant

St. Louis artist captures the world in color and black and white

By Ellen Futterman, Editor October 1, 2020

For as long as Sherry Salant can remember, visual art has played a huge part in her life. Her grandfather was a professional sculptor and her father, a successful art collector. Her mother was a docent at the St. Louis Art Museum.Salant remembers as a...

Ellie Balk with the mural she created at the Chroma Apartments complex in the Grove. Photo:Bill Motchan

Mural artists’ big pictures are all about the tiny details

By Bill Motchan, Special to the Jewish Light August 1, 2019

When we look at art, our retinas can actually see the photons bouncing off it, according to neuroscientists. We often associate the images with memories. It’s not unlike the emotions we experience hearing familiar music.For the artists who create the...

Artwork by (clockwise from top left)  Barbara Holtz, Sim Gellman, Linda Skrainka and Razine Wenneker are included in the 'Maturity and Its Muse' exhibit.

Artists come of age

By Renee Stovsky, Special to the Light September 29, 2010

Do artists defy age? Think of some of the greatest artists of the 20th Century and you might be tempted to believe so: -Pablo Picasso, who died at 91, produced a torrent of paintings and hundreds of copperplate etchings in his last years, defining neo-expressionism...

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