MAKING HISTORY:SYNAGOGUE REPLICATION PROJECT, WITH RICK AND LAURA BROWN, @ SPRING MEETING OF THE NEW ENGLAND CHAPTER OF THE ASSOCIATION OF JEWISH LIBRARIES (NEAJL) , FRIDAY, MAY 4.
The Spring Meeting of the New England Chapter of the Association of Jewish Libraries (NEAJL) will take place, Friday, May 4, @ Temple Emanuel, Newton, MA. All are welcome!
The schedule is below. (If you're just interested in the "Making History" program, it's fine to come just for that session.)
9:30 - 10:00: Coffee, tea, muffins, shmooze.
10:00 - 11:15. Making History: Synagogue Replication Project, with Rick and Laura Brown (details below).
11:30 - 12:15. The Wonderful World of E-Books! - facilitated by Jane Zande, Librarian, Cong. Beth Israel, W. Hartford, CT; and Cathy Balshone, Librarian, Newton Public Library.
12:15 - 1:00. Stay for lunch if you like! You may bring a dairy or pareve bag lunch. We''ll have water, seltzer, coffee, tea.
1:00 - Shabbat Shalom!
MAKING HISTORY, WITH RICK AND LAURA BROWN.
Rick and Laura Brown are the creative forces behind "Making History," a truly remarkable and inspiring project they founded ten years ago to replicate models of 17th century Polish wooden-frame synagogues, along with recreations of the exquisite paintings that adorned the vaulted ceilings and walls. The smaller scale models they have produced with artisans, scholars and students have been wowing viewers across the country over the last decade. Articles on earlier phases of their work have been featured in the NYTimes, JTA, and other publications.
Now, NEAJL members and guests have a chance to hear firsthand about this one-of-a-kind endeavor that is culminating this summer in Poland, as the Browns lead the final phase of construction and painting of the Gwozdziec synagogue replication project. The completed work will become the centerpiece of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews, set to open in Warsaw in 2013. The Browns, professors at Mass Art, are world renown in the field of recreating historic objects. Their work has been featured on PBS and the History Channel. They are co founders of HandsHouse Studio, a not-for-profit, innovative, educational organization that creates adventurous hands-on projects through community-service, building projects with non-profit partners around the world and is a Cooperating Institute with the Massachusetts College of Art and Design Professional and Continuing Education Program.
-Here's more info about who they are and what they're doing http://www.handshousestudio.org
They will tell us about HandsHouse Studio, the Synagogue Replication Project and a documentary film they're working on about the Synagogue Project.
RSVP ASAP, the latest, please, by Friday April 27, to Ann Abrams, firstname.lastname@example.org .
Ann Abrams, President, NEAJL
Librarian, Temple Israel, Boston