Rimon: The Minnesota Jewish Arts Council


Rimon (ri-MṐN) 1. Hebrew for pomegranate 2. Ancient symbol of fruitfulness and abundant good deeds 3. The Minnesota Jewish Arts Council founded in 1995.

Artist Salons

Salon Season 2019-2020

Handed Down

Sunday, February 16, 2 p.m. | Textile Center (3000 University Ave SE, Minneapolis) | Cost: $12 ($6 for ages 36 and under)

What have we been given by our past? What are we handing down to those who come after us? Visual artists Robyn Awend, Beth Barron, and Rachel Breen unpack ideas of lineage, tradition, and the work of our hands by breathing new life into salvaged scraps, antique textiles, and reclaimed images that have been handed down to them.

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Sign language interpretation is available upon request with 10 days advance notice.

Rimon Artist Salon Season Pass

Cost: $36

The Rimon Artist Salons enter their 13th season in November with a spectacular range of artists and genres that address many hot-button themes of our times: recycling, drag and gender fluidity, immigration, and the 100th anniversary of The Dybbuk’s first performance. Buy a pass and you don’t have to worry about missing a single Salon. These must-see events often sell out, so secure your seat.
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2019-2020 Artist Salons:

I Sing for Bathsheba: Looking for God in Drag
Max Brumberg-Kraus, Noam Sienna
Sun., Nov. 24, 2019–2 PM @ Studio Z, St. Paul

Handed Down
Robyn Awend, Beth Barron, Rachel Breen
Sun., Feb, 16, 2020–2 PM @ Textile Center, Minneapolis

Listen to the Voices: Immigrant Stories
Sergio Barer, Ahmed Anzaldua
Wed., Apr. 22, 2020—7 PM @ East Side Freedom Library, St Paul

A Century of The Dybbuk: 1920/2020
Eddie Estrin, Jenna Zark, Mark Meister
Sun., May 3, 2020—7 PM @ Museum of Russian Art, Minneapolis

 

Photographs from I Sing for Bathsheba: Looking for God in Drag

Photographs by Debra Fisher Goldstein




Watch highlight videos from the 2018-19 salon season

To the adventuring artist and art lover, Respons-a! was a performance “experiment” like none other. One curator/ two married couples / four artists: Katya Oicherman, Boris Oicherman, Pedram Baldari, and Nooshin Hakim Javadi, sat in the round and sought out the questions each of us cares about in our professional and private personae. With Palestinian olives, wine, and question-cards it was a journey of exploration and process.
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In the creative and cozy paper studio, Aaron Silver spoke about getting in the “zen” zone and working extremely slowly and carefully. Moderator Freya Richman encouraged Aaron to explain his precise process using layers in PhotoShop, and guests were delighted to see stop-motion videos and close-up clips of him wielding the knife’s edge. The Salon concluded with the presentation of Aaron’s commissioned #papercut piece. He was given free artistic reign with the encouraged inspiration of #SocialJustice. He took a #Yiddish #prayer from Rosh Hashana asking to liberate all imprisoned. The SOLD OUT Cutting Out Injustice: Revolution in Jewish Papercuts Salon was a great success.
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On a frigid Sunday afternoon in January, at the sunny Light Grey Art Lab in Minneapolis, Eli Libson, video game designer, cartoonist, and illustrator and artist Marty Harris joined in conversation about the rich history of Jewish illustrators and the use of guile as part of the cultural outsider’s toolkit at High-Brow/Low-Brow: An Illustrator Looks Askance at Art. Who gets to decide what is art?
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The Trail Forward, a work-in-progress by composer and multi-instrumentalist Lisa Gutkin, tells the story of growing up with 85 lefty, Jewish, outdoor-loving, garment worker grandparents. Rabbi Arielle Lekach-Rosenberg joined Lisa in conversation about making change through collective action and the power of music to ignite it.
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Rimon: The Minnesota Jewish Arts Council
Sabes Jewish Community Center
Jay and Rose Phillips Building
The Barry Family Campus
4330 South Cedar Lake Road
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55416

Phone: 952-381-3449
Email: rimon@sabesjcc.org

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