An Interview With Artist Miriam Stern

How do you explain – in brief -- the artwork you do?

I’m a painter and printmaker and do installations. I usually create bodies of work based on themes, sometimes Jewish but not always, sometimes they overlap. Almost all the work possesses abstract elements.

Since you work in themes, what message does your work have?

Miriam Stern in front of her installation, “Ezrat Nahshim.” Enrique Cubillo

‘An Entire Cultural World Focused Through Her Voice’

Remembering the Yiddish singer and poet Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman.

12/09/2013 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week

From the beginning to the end, it was about family.

Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman, the Yiddish poet, songwriter, singer and artist who died on Thanksgiving Day at 93, inherited her love of the Yiddish language from her parents and passed it along to her children and to an extended family of younger Jews that will stretch for generations.

Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman, with then-Sen. Hillary Clinton, upon receiving the National Heritage Fellowship in 2005. Itzik Gotte

Painting Lives

Artist helps clients mark pivot points, from bar mitzvah dreams to a dying wish.
06/11/2012 - 20:00

Lori Loebelsohn enters other people’s lives at pivotal moments: a marriage, a milestone birthday, a bat mitzvah. Armed with a pen and a notebook, she discusses intimate details about the inner lives of those she has just met: their passions, their most significant memories, their dreams.

Lori Loebelsohn recently completed illustrating a Haggadah featuring this Exodus scene. Courtesy of Lori Loebelsohn

The Jewish Echoes In ‘The Fulbright Triptych’

Forty years after Simon Dinnerstein completed his monumental painting, the complex work is getting a fresh look.
08/08/2011 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Germany was not Simon Dinnerstein’s first choice for a Fulbright grant. But he didn’t have much of a choice. It was 1970, and the Brooklyn-based artist, then 27, was barely making a living. He first applied to work with a noted Spanish painter, only listing Germany, to study the art of engraving in the birthplace of Dürer, as a back up.

“Being Jewish is very complicated, but it’s somehow in my DNA,” Dinnerstein says. Cynthia Dantzic

The Life And Times Of The Jewish Artist

Four NY Jewish Film Festival works explore tensions in the creative life.
01/03/2011 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week

The price one pays for being an artist is frequently sizeable. The call to the arts is often rooted in alienation and a sense of difference. To follow that path is to risk ostracism and penury. And other than your fellow artists, who else will understand your choices?

Alma (Barbara Romaner) and Gustav Mahler (Johannes Silberschneider) in scene from “Mahler on the Couch.”
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