Gotthelf Art Gallery 2007-2008 Season


El Viaje

September 6, 2007- October 26, 2007

Shmata Nouveau: Textiles Through the WringerAmerica's greatest asset is its people and most of us have roots that can be traced back to a variety of countries across the globe. El Viaje celebrates Latin-born, Jewish artists who have made the Journey from their native lands of Mexico and Cuba to live and become part of our diverse San Diego arts community. This exceptional mixed media show, filled with color and context, features the art of Claudie Oliver, Pepe Zyman, Vivien Ressler, Becky Guttin, Michel Goldstein and Lizet Benrey.


Jewish/Polish Posters:

Communist Era to Present A Collection of Contemporary Posters, New York
November 29, 2007-February 22, 2008

Book/Art: Celebrating Books of Bay Park PressJewish themed posters produced during the post-war Communist
era and since 1989 encompass a diversity of fields including exhibits,
festivals, books, film, opera and theatre. These posters are recognized as the best in contemporary poster art. They are more than aloof graphic designs; their images not only capture the essence of the subject, but also contain the artists' commentaries. Thus, the art of the world-famous Polish School of Posters should be more than viewed; it should be read, pondered and digested. Join us for this fascinating exhibit and special events.

November 29, 2007
Exclusive Friends of the Gallery
Opening Night Reception at 7:00 P.M.
Public Opening & Guided Tours with Ylain & Donald Mayer
of Contemporary Posters 7:30 P.M.–FREE

November 30, 2007
Senior Docent Tour & Training Session 12:00 P.M.–FREE.
Additional Docent Tours upon request.
For information and to RSVP, call 858-362-1154

February 8, 2008
San Diego Jewish Film Festival Screening "Freedom on the Fence"
A Polish brunch with panel discussion. Docent tours following the film.
10:30 A.M.–Tickets can be purchased at the
JCC Box Office, 858.362.1348


Jewish Women: A Lifetime of Art

March 19, 2008- May 16, 2008

Rx for ArtWe are proud to present eight mavens of the San Diego Jewish community who have enhanced our environment with their extensive collections of work and lifetime of experience in the world of art. Join us in honoring this special generation of women who are accomplished artists, matriarchs and community leaders. Featured artists are Perla Fox, Gerri Levine, Shirley Lichtman, Grace Phillips, Muriel Rosten, Lenore Simon, Beatrice Sokol and Lee Rushell. Additionally, a special photographic exhibit, Light Years, by Jeffrey Roth, will be on display in the Galleria.