Mandell JCC Presents Mann Makht und Gott Lakht’: Man Makes, God Laughs; Works by Uzi Silber; Opening Reception Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012

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The Mandell JCC presents works from Uzi Silber in Mann Makht und Gott Lakht’: Man Makes, God Laughs, in the Chase Family Gallery at the Mandell JCC, Zachs Campus, 335 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT. The exhibit runs Sunday, November 18, 2012 through Saturday, January 5, 2013, with a free opening reception featuring Silber on Sunday, November 18, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Rummaging through history's archives, Silber seeks out the relics, images, symbols, scripts and patterns that represent humanity and brings them back to life by integrating them in a new and timeless context. The artist works with mediums such as Canaanite deities perches along New Jersey’s Pulaski Skyway; pop cameos on Marginal Street; tattered maps, medieval etchings, Vegas go-go-matchbooks and Depression era posters, and revitalizes them. Silber recently returned from Israel, having won an artist residency in the western Galilee; at that time he completed a large mural for the Eelanot School for challenged and disadvantaged children in Naharia, and also participated in several major shows that took place in the region.

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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