What We Carry // Jewish Artist Collective: Chicago
The Collective began when 12 local artists were chosen by the Spertus Institute in Chicago to participate in the regional Midwest Artists Lab. The year-long residency included sessions of study with noted scholars, access to the Spertus Museum archives of art, artifacts and library, as well as critiques of our artistic process. The residency culminated in a group exhibition at the Spertus Museum with the theme of Wisdom. Through interaction and discussion, the artists found cohesion in their desire to express the complexity of their individual and inherited histories. This group exhibition centers on personal, spiritual and societal explorations of the Jewish ancestral collective unconscious. Equally, the artists apply their Judaic studies to a modern world with a contemporary idiom. The range of interpretations and approaches by the artists is uniquely engaging.
Prudence Bernstein // A Retrospective
An accomplished artist, Prudence Bernstein participated in dozens of juried and solo exhibitions. She was the recipient of numerous awards for her creations. A curated collection of her colorful abstract works will be on display and put on a silent auction. Prudence Bernstein passed away on March 5, 2017. She was 96 years old.