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The Charlotte Jewish news. (Charlotte, N.C.) 19??-current, March 01, 1987, Image 10

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Page 10-THE NEWS-March, 1987 Shalom Park Has Beautiiut Art Works Displayed Wall Hangings Now In Place In Gorelick Hall Two wall hangings called soft paintings by Israeli artist Calmen Shemi are now in place in Gorelick Hall. The first of two approximately five by seven foot pieces titled “Jacob’s Ladder 11” is on the left side wall of the stage. It is a multicolor abstraction of the Biblical story of Jacob’s dream depicting the ladder to heaven. This piece was donated by Ada Shapiro in honor of her husband Sol, who was the first president of the Charlotte Jewish Community Center. The second piece, on the right side of the stage, titled “Monotite II,” is a deep hued abstraction, a study of depth and contrast. This soft paint ing was donated by The Jewish Federation in honor of and dedicated to Albert “Al” Segal. The plaque reads “In respect and admiration for his ability to act, to teach and to lead. Under his inspiration emd guidance we acquired the con fidence that has resulted in Shalom Park and in the con tinued success of the Federa tion — The Charlotte Jewish Federation.’’ Caiman Shemi is one of Israel’s most respected ar tists. With his unique soft paintings he has creat^ an ex citing technique that com bines the soft ethereal tex tures of fabric with the vibrant painterly handling of color. Shemi is a member of the Kib butz Carmia and many of his works reflect his years there. Born in Argentina in 1939, Shemi emigrated to Israel in 1961. In 1977 he invented his first “soft painting” weaving with different textures of wool, felt and natural fibers. The process involves layering the various components of the piece and by using large needles, the pieces are secured to the background. The pressure of the needles causes the diverse elements to adhere to the background. No thread is used. Shemi’s soft paintings hang in many private and public places throughout the world. President Sadat of Egypt was presented with a soft painting by President Katzir of Israel in 1977. Be sure to stop by these waU hangings and view them at arms length and from afar. Each person will see a dif ferent image. These are ex citing works of art and we are happy and grateful to have them in the Shalom Park collection. — Ethel Gordon istmm, pew Dairy Restaurants Growing More Popular Come to the East and West Galleries at Shalom Park and view a group of photographs by local camera buffs. Some are serious figure studies, others are humorous. Some are tranquil landscapes. Together the photos combine to be an exciting show that will be enjoyed by all. You may recognize some of the faces in the pictures as Purim Serigraphs To Be Shown well as the names of the photographers. You may even be in for some surprises. The show will run through April 4 and may be seen dur ing the hours the Shfdom Park facility is open. Some of the work is for sale. Proceeds will benefit the Visual Arts Com mittee, the sponsor of the show. Kosher dairy restaurants are growing in popularity across the country. In fact movie stars and directors, mo tion picture executives and Hollywood glitterati crowd in to the Milky Way, presided over by Leah Adler, mother of movie great Steven Spielberg. Mrs. Adler runs the only dairy restaurant in Los Angeles. Aided by her husband, Bernie, she serves an unusual kosher MARK 6LOOM PLUMBING **Commercial and Residentiar’ 1907 Kernuood Rvenue Choriotte. N.C. 28205 372-0004 ^PAPER PRODUCTS WAREHOUSE^ OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Ji AP DISTRIBUTORS •i.i 568-6663 4426 E INDEPEND6NCE NEAR SHARON AMITY 889-5965 SIS N POLK PINEVILLE COMMERCE CENTER Mon-Fri 9-6 Sal 9:30-3;30 NO MINIMUM WE BREAK CASES FREE DELIVERY COMMERCIAL/INST OPEN ACCOUNTS FULL SERVICE Paper, Plastics, Food Service Disposables Maintenance Supplies Janitorial Chemicals Bond Copier Computer Papers fi Fiast AtoaiiCS ^ou. Please join us for The Marker Sunday Buffet Brunch. You'll enjoy the-delectable array of hot entrees, omelets and waffles cooked to order, carved heel, cold salads, breads, delicious desserts and more! Ham to 2:30 pm $13,95 adults $ 6.95 cliiiilrvn 10 is uniier tfe»crt>aiious HecommenJeJ ADAM S MARK HOTEL 704-372-4100 555 S. McDOWELL ST. CHARLOTTE. NC 28204 menu, highlighted by such specialties as Cajun blackened snapper, curried tuna crepes, and director Spielberg’s favorite — creamed spinach crepes. Other notable kosher restaurants are Sara’s Kosher Pizza and Dairy Restaurant North Miami, Fla.; Verve Naturelle, a Russian tearoom in New York City; and Ratner’s Dairy Restaurant, a landmark on New York’s lower East Side since 1950. Fred Harmatz, it’s co-owner, serves the classic dairy menu of matzo brei, rice pudding, schmaltz herring, kasha var- nishkes, bagels and lox, and says they get their share of yuppies. — Jewish Post & Opinion Two serigraphs depicting Esther and Mordechai will be on display in the Jewish Com munity Center office from Mar. 8 - Mar. 22. The works are by Sol Richmond, a retired architect who now is a full time artist living in Malden, Massachusetts. You will not find his name on the artworks as he uses the pseudonym Zayda. He is the brother of Baila Pransky. The stylized works will be visable through the glass walls of the office but all are welcome to enter the space for a closer view. We are pleased to bring these to you to com memorate the Purim holiday and thanks go to Baila for lending them to us. Israeli Art Exhibit to Be Part of Citywide Art Event PURIM The Shalom Park Galleries will be part of a Mint Museum effort to include as many galleries as possible in a citywide event to showcase contemporary art. The schedule has not been finaliz ed but mid-April to mid-May are the tentative dates. Ethel Gordon has been working with Jane Kessler, curator of Contemporary Art at the Mint. Contemporary Israeli Art has been selected as the topic for our portion of the show. A gala reception is being planned. The artwork will all be for sale. Invitations will be sent from the Foundation an nouncing the show and recep tion. The Mint Museum will include our portion of the event in their publicity. Watch for details and plan to attend. She Carries A Gun Although Rueben M. Greenberg has made the news because he is Black and Jewish and is the police chief in Charleston, SC, Bonni Tichler is hardly that well known in the U.S. Jewish com munity. She also carries a gun purse. She is the highest rank- Oiir Travel Agency Sells Great Bumper 3 Stickers. Come to the new AAA satellite office on the cor ner of Carmel Road and Highway 51 and see for yourself. They come with all the AAA services — TripTiks, Emergency Road Assistance, FEE-FREE Travelers Cheques, NO- ANNUAL-FEE AAA/VISA, Discounts on movie tickets, car rentals and attractions — PLUS a lot more. If you’re not a member, you can still take advantage of our travel agency services. Helaine Heiman, one of our travel experts, will be pleased to help you. While you’re there, take a look at our bumper stickers. We know you’ll want one. Metro Bank Bldg. Carmel Rd. & Hwy, 51 Charlotte, NC 28226 704/541*7409 TR/IWEl AGENCY ing female agent in federal law enforcement and heads the smuggling investigation for the Customs Service. She is hardly reticent about her Jewishness and quotes her mother as saying that “nice Jewish girls don’t go into law enforcement.” When she was asked once if she had any problems with the way criminals treat her when she is working incognito, she replied that her past training as a Jewish American Princess (JAP) came in good stead. “You act like a princess and people treat you like a princess.” She is a graduate of the University of Florida, and her father is an orthodontist in Hollywood, FI. — Jewish Post & Opinion JUIS call 366-5007

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