A One-Woman Exhibition of Weavings and Mixed-Media Assemblages by Wendy A. Rabinowitz
Opening Reception and Artist’s Talk in honor of International Women’s Day
Hillman-Jackson Gallery, Daniel Arts Center, Bard College at Simon’s Rock, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington, 4 – 6 p.m.
“The Earth is Our Mothers” represents fiber artist Wendy Rabinowitz’s on-going dedication to bringing forth women’s unique stories, as well as her commitment to advocating for the wise stewardship of our sacred Earth. Her exhibit features a series of artworks expressed in visual and written form using a diversity of materials and techniques: weaving, wrapping, layering, molding, embellishment and calligraphy, employing a variety of forms and materials from the Earth. The artist’s intention, as she works daily in her Living Threads Judaica studio in Pittsfield, is to co-create with “The-Source-of-All” to provide gateways of connection and renewal.
Wendy A. Rabinowitz was born and raised in Chicago and came to the Berkshires in the 1970s and again in the 1980s with her family. Her love of weaving began 35 ago after seeing a loom at the Chicago Historical Society and it quickly evolved into a professional path. Only much later did she learn that her matrilineal ancestors had been weavers in the small town of Bielsk, Poland. Her artwork has been exhibited at the United Nations in New York City, the University of Judaism in Los Angeles; the Wang Center, Boston; the White House, Washington, DC; the Chicago Public Library; and the Jewish Women’s Research Center at Brandeis University, Waltham, MA; the Haifa Center, Haifa, Israel, and in many other galleries, synagogues, cultural settings, and private collections.