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Artist Talk: The Journey

Artist Talk: The Journey

From Here to There

Sunday, October 27, 2019 - 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm


This event is free. Reservations appreciated.
Reserve your spot below.


Four contemporary artists—Linda Robinson Gordon, Ellen Holtzblatt, Lilach Schrag, and Michelle Stone—explore the relationship between the physical and spiritual.

See their work on view in Spertus Institute's Ground Level Arts Lab and join the artists as they discuss the processes that go into the creation of their work.

Inspired by the natural world, Gordon, Holtzblatt, Schrag, and Stone delve into the relationships between matter and energy and between the roles of process and materials in the act of creation. They explore their fascination with human experience, community, memory, time, and narrative.

Evoking the concept of Lech Lecha, a Hebrew phrase from the third parashah (Torah portion) that translates as “go forth,” the artists were compelled to experiment and take risks, stretching the boundaries of their artistic practices toward a place of personal authenticity.

Works include drawings, paintings, sculptures, videos, and installations.

Exhibition curated by Sarah Krepp.


Exhibitions at Spertus Institute are supported in part by the Harry and Sadie Lasky Foundation and Charles & M.R. Shapiro Foundation.

Ground Level Arts Lab Exhibition Hours
Sunday 10 am–5 pm
Monday–Wednesday 9 am–5 pm
Thursday 9 am–6 pm
Friday 9 am–3 pm
Closed Saturdays and Jewish and secular holidays.

Admission is free. 

Images at left, counter-clockwise from top left:

Ellen Holtzblatt, There Is Nothing So Whole As A Broken Heart, 40" x 90" (triptych), oil on linen. | Michelle Stone, Hybrid 2 from Grew Some Hybrids series, mixed materials including acrylic gel and paint. | Lilach Schrag, video stills from The Hope and Introspection. | Linda Robinson Gordon, Untitled, 21" x 21", ink on paper. 


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Opening Reception
Monday, September 23, 2019 | 5:30-8:00 pm

Meet the artists at this opening celebration.
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Artist Talk: The Journey
Sunday, October 27, 2019 | 12:30 pm
Join the artists as they discuss the processes that go into the creation of their work. Reservations appreciated >

Artist Talk: Stories That Move Us
Thursday, January 9, 2020 | 6:30 pm 

Join the artists as they discuss how their life experiences, memories, and ideas inform their work. Reservations appreciated > 

These programs are free. 

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