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Amy Reichert: Reinventing Judaica
Amy Reichert: Reinventing JudaicaSunday, October 5, 2014 to Sunday, March 8, 2015
Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership was pleased to present a selection of Jewish ceremonial objects (Judaica) for the home and community by local architect and designer Amy Reichert.
Amy Reichert has been creating Judaica since 1995, when she was inspired to create a Passover seder plate for a competition funded by Philip and Sylvia Spertus (the son and daughter-in-law of Herman Spertus, one of the brothers for whom Spertus Institute is named).
Her floating Hanukkah lamps, blossoming Shabbat candles, and sophisticated seder plates offer a dramatic new take on traditional designs. This debut solo exhibit showcases Ms. Reichert’s creative process, which fuses sophisticated interpretation of Jewish texts with innovative contemporary design and local artisanal craftsmanship.
Ms. Reichert received her BA and MArch from Yale University. She combines her studio work with teaching at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Read an interview with Amy Reichert in The New York Times, in which she talks about turning floating brass flowers into menorahs, decorating silver Sabbath goblets with pearls, and having seder plates carved to resemble desert dunes. MORE>