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Arts+Ideas Season to celebrate ‘Richmond Roots’

An example of one of the art creations by Noah Scalin from the I Won’t Grow Up exhibit set to be on display from Sept. 8 - Oct. 28.

Arts + Ideas at the Weinstein JCC is celebrating “Richmond Roots” this cultural arts season.

The lineup is chock full of Richmonders, past and present, as well as those who we loved so much when they last visited that we asked them to come back again!

No matter their connection to our wonderful community, we can’t wait to showcase their talents – from the Sara D. November Gallery to the Sisisky Family Stage in the Israel November Auditorium.

Come for the entertainment; stay for the community!

Mark your calendars for these upcoming programs and events:

Thursday, Sept. 8: The Sara D. November Gallery, sponsored by Hirschler, kicks off the year with I Won’t Grow Up by Noah Scalin on display from Sept. 8 – Oct. 28.

After watching his daughter play with stickers, Noah Scalin was inspired to incorporate them in his own art creations. This mass-produced commercial product is a microcosm of American culture, reflecting the stories we tell ourselves and our children about our values as a society.

But they also reflect the sheer mass of messaging that overwhelms us all through mass and social media daily.

Rather than feeling more informed and connected, it seems we’re ever more confused and isolated. How do we see through this noise and find the signals worth amplifying?

Noah’s goal is to reorganize and recontextualize these symbols into recognizable images – ones that illuminate the things we should be prioritizing when we’re so easily distracted by the spectacle of our society.

This exhibition features experimental collage works created by Noah Scalin utilizing stickers and examples of the pieces created by his daughter (when she was two years old) that inspired this body of work.

Noah Scalin is an American artist, known for his creation of the award-winning Skull-A-Day art project weblog.

He co-runs the art & innovation consulting firm that he founded Another Limited Rebellion in Richmond with his sister Mica Scalin. Noah is the author of several books on creativity, art, and design.

Noah Scalin

Join us for an Artist Talk and Reception with Noah Scalin on Thursday, Sept. 22 at 7pm. This event is open to the community. All are welcome


Tuesday, Sept. 13: Jake Cohen says he is a “nice Jewish boy who loves food.”

His love for food led him to study at the Culinary School of America, cook in various New York institutions, and lead recipe testing in Saveur Magazine’s test kitchen.

Jake Cohen

Now he’s most busy with his New York Times bestselling cookbook, Jew-ish, where he reinvents the food of his Ashkenazi heritage and draws inspiration from his husband’s Persian-Iraqi traditions to offer recipes that are modern, fresh, and enticing for a whole new generation of readers.

Join us VIRTUALLY VIA ZOOM for a fun cook-along with recipes from Jake Cohen’s bestselling cookbook, Jew-Ish: Reinvented Recipes from a Modern Day Mensch on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m.

Visit weinsteinjcc.org to register.

Susan Greenbaum will perform Oct. 13.

Thursday, Oct. 13: Do you remember the mixed tapes you made back in the day with all your favorite songs?

We certainly do! Join us for what promises to be a great evening of music by local performer, Susan Greenbaum and her band. A Mixed Tape: Susan’s Playlist will take us back to a simpler time as Susan entertains us with her playlist of favorite songs, most written by Jewish songwriters or performed by Jewish vocalists.

See you on Thursday, Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m.!

Thursday, Oct. 27: At our annual Women’s Night Out event on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m., learn the techniques that artist, Noah Scalin uses every day to turn ordinary objects into extraordinary works of art.

In this unique creativity workshop based on his I Won’t Grow Up art exhibition, participants will use their newly found inspiration from Noah’s awe-inspiring presentation to create their own unique work of art in this hands-on, interactive workshop.

Heavy hors d’oeuvres and wine included.

Fun and laughter guaranteed!

The Weinstein JCC is supported, in part, by a generous annual contribution, and programming grants from the Jewish Community Federation of Richmond.


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