JFCS Hosts Virtual Screening Of ‘Living Art’ For JDAIM

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When Mara Clawson was an 11-year-old summer camper at their neighborhood JCC, the family went to an end-of-session art show that Mara had a piece of work in.  “You looked at the picture,” Mara said to her mother, Michelle, “and thought whoever made this, they’re very lucky. My counselor came to them and said ‘Are […]

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Jon Savitt Has ‘Inspirational(ish) Messages’ For You

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During the past 10 months, being an artist has been challenging. But that hasn’t stopped Jon Savitt from trying to keep creating. The Minnesota native (and sort of Minnesota resident again), wrote his first book, Read This When You’re Sad: Inspirational(ish) Messages, which is available now as an e-book. The book was originally was going […]

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Why Lucy Rose Fischer Memorializes Her Brother In Her Latest Book

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Lucy Rose Fischer had been sitting on the idea for her latest book, The Journalist: Life and Loss in America’s Secret War, for more than 30 years. But it wasn’t until this year – the 65th anniversary of the start of the Vietnam War, that she published the memoir she co-wrote with her brother, Jerry […]

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How Rachel Breen’s Art & Social Justice Collide

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For Rachel Breen, her art is rooted in many things. Her Judaism and Tikkun Olam. Social justice. And her sewing machine. Breen’s most recent installation at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, “The Labor We Wear,” is an ode to a pair of notable disasters that happened within the garment industry a century apart: The Triangle […]

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Who The Folk?! Candida Gonzalez

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This week I talk with artist and art consultant Candida Gonzalez. We talk about the importance of art in the coronavirus era, the intersectionality of being a queer, Russian/Puerto Rican Jew, and paying reparations, on this week’s who the folk Podcast. Please subscribe to the Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and more, and […]

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Who The Folk?! Madalina Kelner

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Madalina Kelner, is a recent graduate from the University of Minnesota-Duluth, and an artist who will be presenting her first post-graduate gallery show, Behind The Veil, later this month at the Homewood Studio in North Minneapolis. We talk about the strangest senior year ever, what her plans for the future are, and how Behind the […]

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The Crate: Online Author Talk with Deborah Levison

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Writer Debbie Levison joined us on the day after Yom HaShoah 2020 to discuss her multi-award-winning debut book, The Crate; the saga of how her parents survived the Holocaust; and her experience as a second-generation survivor of their traumas. In parts devastating and joyful in spite of the pain of Shoah, her storytelling is immersive […]

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‘B-List Seder’ To Raise Money In Coronavirus Fight

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Last Saturday night, a bunch of A-list celebrities – some Jewish, some not – helped raise millions of dollars for the CDC Foundation with the Saturday Night Seder. Lea Kalisch watched and not only wondered why she wasn’t part of the livestreamed event – she said “I could do this myself.” So, with the help […]

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Who The Folk?! Leo Dworsky

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This week we’re joined by Leo Dworsky, a 16-year-old St. Louis Park High School junior who is a finalist in the MPR Classical Minnesota Varsity competition. We talk about his start in singing, why he likes to teach, and what it would mean to get your vote, on this week’s Who The Folk?! Podcast. Please […]

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‘TRYmester’ Takes Artistic Look At Fertility Journeys

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Art has always had a way of connecting audiences with the subject matter. This is exactly what the show TRYmester: Jewish Fertility Journeys Out Loud will attempt to do when it comes to the Sabes JCC. The show was scheduled for Sunday, March 22, was postponed due to the coronavirus. It will be presented on […]

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