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Gallery Opening Program: Growing Up Jewish: Art & Storytelling

March 15, 2023, 7:45 pm

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Please join us in-person on March 15, 2023, at 7:45 pm, to celebrate the Koslowe Gallery’s new exhibition “Growing Up Jewish: Art & Storytelling,” by painter Jacqueline Kott-Wolle, based in Highland Park, IL. Her work reflects American life as many of us know it—a contemporary one, yet steeped in the traditions of Judaism that many of our forebears brought with them after the Holocaust. Kott-Wolle’s paintings and narratives playfully and vibrantly describe a world of family, tradition, and community in North America, a world sometimes informed by memories of life before the war and inspired in part by hardships faced during the war. The works include Jewish holiday and ritual observances; special moments at Hebrew school and summer camp; vacations with grandparents; as well as milestone celebrations marked by the artist’s family through the years. Paired with Kott-Wolle’s own narratives, the paintings, derived from family photo albums, invite us to explore the question: “What does it mean to be Jewish for past, present, and future generations in North America?”

The artist will speak. Wine and cheese will be served.

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