Join us for a showcase of all things Yiddish!!
SAVE THE DATE!
Renaissance Hotel Chicago North Shore (Northbrook)
Join us for our one-night event entitled “Yiddish in the Arts”. Guest will be immersed in an exhibition of Yiddish life as seen by our featured chef, artist, and musicians. Our guests will enjoy top shelf drinks by local bartenders, gourmet kosher-style hors d’oeuvres by Executive Chef Virgilio Bustamante, an exhibition of artwork by Anshie Kagan, a concert of traditional and contemporary klezmer music by the Anatevka Klezmer Band, amazing desserts, fun giveaways, and more!!
All tickets are all-inclusive and go on sale Oct 15th.
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Featured Visual Artist:
Anshie Kagan’s ironic and often dark artwork covers a variety of motifs and themes and is influenced by the Pop Art movement of the 1950’s incorporating current cultural, technological and social themes. The juxtaposition of iconic ultra-Orthodox rabbinic leaders depicted on bright or psychedelic patterned backgrounds toys with the usual portrayal of a monotonal religious culture. With respect to the blend of technology and religion his “Modern Day Commandments” – two columns of five QR codes representing the Biblical Decalogue. Anshie’s work in the same vein as the Pop art movement helps to decrease the gap between “high art” and “low art” and eliminated the distinction between fine art and commercial art methods.
Featured Culinary Artist:
Chef Virgilio Bustamante
Chef Virgilio Bustamante has created an exceptional menu for this special evening.
Drawing on inspiration from our visual and musical artists, this dynamic chef has created kosher style gourmet hors d’oeuvres, top shelf crafted cocktails, and amazing desserts created especially for the Yiddish in the Arts event.
Featured Musical Artists:
Anatevka Klezmer Band
Klezmer is an instrumental musical tradition of the Ashkenazi Jews of Central and Eastern Europe. The essential elements of the tradition include dance tunes, ritual melodies, and virtuosic improvisations played for listening; these would have been played at weddings and other social functions. The Anatevka Klezmer Band is made up of passionate artists of diverse musical backgrounds who gather to keep Klezmer music alive and well.