The public is invited to the Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery for the opening of its Fall-Winter Exhibitions. Michael Gora and H. Allen Benowitz are well-known, award-winning photographers and Russell Levine teaches digital photography. Their scenes will take you around the world. The ceramics will give you a sense of ancient traditions merged with modernity, as you see master ceramicists, mother and daughter Anita Schwartz and Alexandra Hasson. The Rickie Report is pleased to share some sneak peeks and all of the details here. Enjoy this lovely space, a hidden gem, celebrating local creatives! Four of the five artists will be speaking at the Opening.
Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery
Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014
1 – 4 p.m.
Meet and Greet the Artists
Free and Open to the public, but RSVP is required.
Please call 561-558-2520 or email Sue Harrington email@example.com
Exhibitions run through January 16, 2015
Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Admission is free.
Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center
9801 Donna Klein Blvd. Boca Raton, FL 33428
The Nathan D. Rosen Museum and Gallery announces its Fall/Winter Exhibitions. The public is invited to the Opening Reception where they will have an opportunity to meet and greet the Artists. The event is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required. Please call 561-558-2520 or email Sue Harrington firstname.lastname@example.org. The Exhibitions run through January 16, 2015. Regular Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. The exhibit is located in the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center located at 9801 Donna Klein Blvd, Boca Raton, FL 33428.
Explore the tapestry of the human experience through this exhibition of photographic portraits by H. Allen Benowitz, Michael Gora and Russell Levine. Each shares his unique perspective on people of all ages from around the world, taking the viewer to new and unexpected territory.
H. Allen Benowitz
H. Allen Benowitz, a self-taught photographer, born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, migrated to Miami, FL, in the 1960s. As an evolution from the accomplishments of his professional court reporting, legal videography, and videoconferencing career, the camera became a natural segue to photography, awakening an earlier passion from childhood. “My private passion for photography is motivated by my love of life. My purpose is to capture and share my visual adventures and travels with you. I consider myself a life sampler, which is reflected in the variety of my work.” Recognition for his work includes a Judges’ Award at the University of Miami Lowe Art Museum’s Beaux Arts Festival and honorable mention in the International Kodak Contest. His work has been featured in numerous publications, including Miami Monthly Magazine, Coastal Elegance & Wealth Magazine, ARTnews, Art Business News, and the Laurel of Asheville.
Michael Gora has lived in south Florida for over fifty years but he has also lived in the United States’ largest cities, New York and Los Angeles, small towns, York, Pennsylvania, and Boca Raton, Florida, and a country village, Valley Bend, West Virginia. “A wide range of experience has helped me to observe and appreciate wildly diverse American lifestyles and photographic possibilities.” Gora’s artistic voice speaks in black and white, but concentrates on human form in all circumstances. “I try to keep the work simple, direct, and easy to understand.” His photographs have been accepted in permanent collections of museums in Boca Raton, and Indianapolis. His work has been well received by galleries locally and nationally.
Russell Levine has the ability to connect his heart with his vision. “My visions come from my memories. Every image is unique—it has been seen through the eyes of my soul.” His photographs inspire the viewer to creativity in ways never dreamed possible. Russell’s photographs have been shown in museums and galleries across the United States. He is one of the only photographers to win an award in the prestigious All Florida Juried Competition and Exhibition. Levine teaches photography at Delray Beach Center for the Arts and the Levis JCC in Boca Raton .
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Hasson Schwartz Ceramics
Women of Moroccan descent and master ceramicists, mother and daughter Anita Schwartz and Alexandra Hasson create functional porcelain ceramics vessels. Influenced by traditional Moroccan forms and Zillij mosaic tile designs, their approach harmonizes seemingly incongruent elements into vessels both familiar and eccentric. “We have been brought up surrounded by a rich culture that places great emphasis on the importance of hospitality and family traditions. Moroccans welcome the opportunity to show their generosity and hospitality by welcoming guests into their homes to visit and share meals. The vessels are ornately painted and decorated so that meals served will feast the eyes as well as the palate.”
For more information about these exhibitions or other activities at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center 9801 Donna Klein Blvd. Boca Raton, FL 33428 please visit: www.levisjcc.org or call 561-558-2520.