Hand-Made Ceremonial Objects w/artist Alex Gruss

 20 May
 56 Lexington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
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Join the Jewish Art Salon for this incredible hands-on-art workshop with a passionate artist couple right in their Brooklyn studio. For twenty five years Lorelei and Alex Gruss have been creating high-end, incredibly imaginative ceremonial Judaic objects, furniture, jewelry. and designing entire sanctuaries and synagogues - all pleasing to the eye, nourishing for the soul, and a satisfying challenge to the intellect. Partake in a tour of the Gruss couple's art studio and home, discover ceremonial object as art, and together with the artists design an original sanctuary. Alex Gruss will introduce some of their ceremonial objects and explain the intricate techniques and materials used to create their exquisite art pieces. You will have an unique opportunity to play the designer's role, under Alex's guidance conceive and plan a sanctuary, imagining yourself the creator of an architectural masterpiece. Take home your own sketch and be transformed by the entire creative process. No design experience necessary. Space is limited and historically JAS partner events sell out. The evening will start with light refreshments and end over wine. http://www.studiogruss.com When: May 20th, 6:30pm Cost: $10/pp Where: We will be gathering at 56 Lexington corner of Classon Ave, 3 blocks from the G train ( Classon Avenue station) which connects with the A at Hoyt Schemerhorn station. From Classon Avenue station walk on Classon against the traffic until reaching Lexington, make a right, the doors of the studio will be wide opened and visible Gruss works have been awarded to numerous heads of State and renown personalities and also are part of Museum collections. You can find their fine furniture and interiors all over synagogues in the United States. Their latest project is creating a spiritual space in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. This program is made possible through the COJECO Center Without Walls initiative, sponsored by the UJA-Federation of NY and Genesis Philanthropy Group.

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