Dr. Samantha Baskind, Distinguished Professor of Art History at Cleveland State University and curator of this exhibition, will discuss how Siona Benjamin’s layered and multifaceted identity influences her artwork. Mingling styles derived from comic books, Pop Art, Bollywood, Indian and Persian miniatures, and Hebrew illuminated manuscripts, Benjamin blends tradition with innovation, while navigating feelings of inclusion and exclusion. Dr. Baskind is the author of five books and more than 100 articles, mainly on Jewish American art.
Registration required at THIS LINK.
Findlay Market’s Annual Art & Poetry Day is Saturday, May 20th and we’re proud to be a sponsor, thanks to the generosity of one of our donors! Share your love of Women Writing for (a) Change at one of our city’s other crown jewels.
HELP US BY VOLUNTEERING AT OUR INFO TABLE FOR 2 HOURS between
We hope to have two community members sign up for each shift. We’d love to have adult and youth writers represented! What will you do?
- Answer questions about Women Writing for (a) Change youth and adult programs.
- Talk about your personal experience and why WWf(a)C means so much to you!
- Have info on hand about summer programs and events (provided by the office).
- Invite people to sign up for our newsletter.
- Offer visitors a takeaway activity called “Fast Writes at Findlay,” which are writing prompts people can take along during their day at the market and then return their writing to us or post to our Instagram.
Have a WWf(a)C friend? Sign up to work the same shift!
Shifts for May 20th:
10am – 12pm
12pm – 2pm
2pm – 4pm
Join fifth-year cantorial student Ella Gladstone Martin for a multi-media virtual presentation on Had Gadya. The Passover Seder is an inherently musical experience, filled with beloved prayers and songs. Ella will discuss the research behind her graduating thesis, a historical examination of hagaddot (Passover Seder compendiums) that expressly set out to disseminate music, and survey the unique history, symbolism, and musical settings of Had Gadya.
Participate from the comfort of your home or join us at the Skirball where the program will be broadcast on the large screen in the very room where the Stella prints are displayed. The program will have live and recorded components, followed by opportunities for questions and comments from the audience.
Join Skirball Museum director Abby Schwartz for an informal light lunch and gallery walk and talk of Frank Stella: Had Gadya.
Monday, April 10 at 11:00 am ET / 8:00 am PT / 6:00 pm Israel
Ashleigh N. Ferguson Schieszer, UC Conservationist
To celebrate the upcoming festival of Passover, we invite you to join with Ashleigh N. Ferguson Schieszer, as she describes the intricate process required to restore one of the earliest printed illustrated Haggadot in the rare book collection of the Klau Library. In this session, Ashleigh will discuss how she met the challenges facing her with this amazing historical work to reverse earlier poorly-done repairs. These treatments were conducted over several years, and included preservation of handwritten songs later added to the Klau’s copy. This project was funded by the generous donations of Dr. Valerie Hotchkiss and Dr. David Price.