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This year, Jewish Arts Month kicks off with kids

Welcome to Jewish Arts Month, the annual exhibit of paintings, fiber, beadwork, metals, glass, ceramics and more co-sponsored by ORA: Northwest Jewish Artists and the Mittleman Jewish Community Center. This year’s show takes place in the MJCC lobby from Sunday, Feb. 26, through Friday, March 31, and includes rotating displays, an offbeat film screening and…

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Feb. 12 is jury day for young artists

“We’re saying, ‘ORA welcomes you and wants you to use your passion,’ ” says past-president Eddy Shuldman about the middle-school art exhibit that kicks off Jewish Arts Month this year. The exhibit is open to young artists of all abilities in grades five through eight; it runs from Feb. 26 through March 4 in the MJCC…

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JAM Exhibitors

PHOTO: Diane Russell will be one of the featured artists at the Jewish Arts Month show at the Mittleman Jewish Community Center. Feb. 26-March 4 Juried student art show March 5-10 Sharon Segal Diane Fredgant Pearl Shapiro Diane Moeglein Diane Russell Ros Kane March 12-17 David Katz Wendy Russell Brauna Ritchie Esther Liberman Joyce Shields…

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Life mirrors art at ART’s play and exhibit

A 101-year-old artist’s first show and the Northwest premiere of a play about aging will work in concert to explore how art and technology preserve personal identity as memories fade. The parallel presentations will be at Artist Repertory Theatre, Feb. 7-March 5. “It’s About Time” is the title of Estelle Meadoff’s exhibit, which will feature…

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Beautiful quilt brings a lifelong interest and connection

When Patti Waitman-Ingebretsen grew up in Maplewood in the 1940s and ’50s, the neighborhood had a small-town, rural feel. Located west of Multnomah Village and bordered by Southwest 45th Avenue, Southwest Vermont Street and Southwest Multnomah Boulevard, the area was incorporated into the City of Portland during the 1950s. Patti attended the Multnomah School in…

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Museum’s Andy Warhol exhibit biggest ever

“Andy Warhol: Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation” is on display at the Portland Art Museum through Jan. 1, 2017. This major retrospective exhibition of about 250 Andy Warhol prints and ephemera from the collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer is the largest of its kind ever to be presented….

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Book launch draws enthusiastic crowd

The long-anticipated sequel to The Jews of Oregon: 1850-1950 received a rave review by the man who was the driving force in its creation. Rabbi Joshua Stampfer was speaking to a crowd that had begun arriving nearly an hour before the launch party for The Jewish Oregon Story 1950-2010 was slated to begin. “We are…

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The Commissar on film and in print Nov. 20

One of the most important films of the Soviet era and a new companion piece about the film will share the spotlight at the Northwest Film Center this month. Filmed in 1966 and ’67, but kept from release for 20 years, “The Commissar” will be screened in Portland at 4 pm, Nov. 20, at NWFC’s…

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