Gotthelf Art Gallery 2012-2013 Season

Season Sponsor: U.S. TRUST Bank of America Private Wealth Management

The Other Side of the Coin: Russian Roots on San Diego Soil
September 12, 2012 – November 28, 2012

This show represents a small group of local, Jewish Russian artists who have made art their second career and San Diego their second home—they are 3 very interesting, talented professionals whose work is very diverse. Artists: Jacob Fraden Ph.D, professional inventor, scientist and entrepreneur . Among his inventions are several well-known products: the Thermoscan Ear Thermometer, Motion controlled light switch, and home blood pressure monitor. Painting is his second nature. Renata Shafor, M.D. has worked and painted in San Diego for the last 15 years. While in Russia, she worked as an internist in small and large clinics. Here in San Diego she is a Neurologist and Sleep Medicine Physician. Eugenya Zinger immigrated from Leningrad (St. Petersburg) to Canada and later moved to the USA. During her youth she studied painting at prestigious art schools of Leningrad. Eugenya has MS degree in chemical engineering.

Opening Night Reception: September 12th

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Jewish Ritual: Rethinking, Renewed
December 12, 2012 – March 6, 2013

Rituals like art give meaning to life. Judaism is steeped in rituals and traditions. Over time some rituals have evolved or changed to reflect our need to renew, rethink and recreate traditions that have been passed down between generations or have existed through our history. The challenge is finding the right balance between the historical roots of a longstanding ritual and the introduction of contemporary interpretations into the ritual.

This exhibition, from the Jewish Artists Initiative, is a reflection of the many facets of Jewish rituals and holidays. It is a melding of the rituals that infuse every aspect of living a Jewish life. These works will evoke memories of growing up, of stories told over and over in families.

Featured Artists: Bill Aron, Elizabeth Bloom, Carol Es, Benny Ferdman, Carol Goldmark, Laurie Gross, Marci Kaufman, Eileen Levinson, Victor Raphael, Doni Silver Simons, Ruth Snyder, Erella Teitler, Ruth Weisberg

Opening Night Reception: December 12th
Guest Speaker: Ruth Weisberg

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Speaking Volumes: Transforming Hate
March 13, 2013 – June 6, 2013
Curator: Katie Knight

The Montana Human Rights Network acquired 4,000 volumes of white supremacist propaganda from a defecting official of the World Church of the Creator and approached the Holter Museum with the idea to use the books to create art for a meaningful and transformative exhibition. More than 100 artists contributed to this astonishing and moving show, resulting in sculpture, video, painting, photography, collage, printmaking, book arts, beadwork, fiber and performance pieces. The exhibit is not only thought-provoking and insightful, but it opens the way for turning dark into light.

Opening Night: March 13, 2013, 7:00 p.m.
Featuring Frank Meeink, author of “Autobiography of a Recovering Skinhead”
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