Mandell JCC Presents Gown of Concrete and Cement; Works by Naomi Safran-Hon Opening Reception Sunday, February 10

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The Mandell JCC presents works from Naomi Safran-Hon, in Gown of Concrete and Cement, at the Chase Family Gallery at the Mandell JCC, Zachs Campus, 335 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT. The exhibit runs February 10 through March 17, 2013, with a free Opening Reception with Safran-Hon on Sunday, February 10, 2013, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The title of the show is a quote from a Hebrew poem “Shir Boker” (Song of the Morning), written in 1934 by celebrated Hebrew poet Natan Alterman. Referring to the land as a woman, Alterman dresses her in a metaphorical gown of concrete and cement to identify the early Zionist dream of a new country. In her work, Safran-Hon uses cement, photographs, and other domestic materials to create paintings that link both past and present.

Both the exhibit and Opening Reception with the artist are free and open to the community. For more information, contact Jill Ziplow, 860-231-6339, jziplow@mandelljcc.org, or the Member Services Center at 860-236-4571, or visit www.mandelljcc.org. For updates, follow the Mandell JCC on Facebook and Twitter.

The Mandell Jewish Community Center, Zachs Campus, 335 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT, is open to everyone and supported by funds raised by the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford, a recipient of funding from the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford, and a member of the JCC Association of North America.


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