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Proceeds benefit the Batsheva Dance Company in Israel
Sunday, November 16, 1 p.m.
Meet and greet with the author , "Fancy Nancy" gallery exhibit, book reading, book signing and art activity
In 1974, just after the Yom Kippur War, 19-year-old ballet dancer Robin Preiss went to Israel to dance with the Israel Classical Ballet. There she met Batsheva dancer Ohad Naharin, and a lifelong friendship began.
Over the past 25 years, Naharin has been the principal choreographer and Artistic Director of Israel's Batsheva Dance Company, bringing it to international acclaim, embraced as one of the foremost dance companies in the world.
Robin Preiss Glasser became a prominent children's book illustrator and the 2013 winner of the Children's Book Council's Illustrator of the Year Award. Her Fancy Nancy series has spent more than 350 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller list and has sold over 27 million volumes in 18 languages, including Hebrew.
Robin, a Merage JCC member said, "It is more important than ever, ever in the aftermath of the war in Gaza, and the continuing strife in the Middle East, that we support the arts and culture in Israel. It is a reminder to the world of Israel's world class standing and importance."
It is in this vein that over 40 of her original Fancy Nancy paintings will be on view and for sale in the JCC gallery from Oct. 27- Dec. 1, with all proceeds going to Batsheva.
To celebrate its 50th year, the Batsheva Dance Company will tour the U.S. with appearances in New York City, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Miami and Los Angeles.
The Slutzky Art Gallery located at the Merage Jewish Community Center seeks artists of all disciplines - including but not limited to - painting, printmaking, drawing, photography, sculpture and ceramics, for our 2015 calendar.
The JCC Slutzky Art Gallery's mission is to promote quality Jewish art and artists. We are looking for artists that involve Jewish content within their work or are inspired by Jewish values and concepts.
For more information or to apply, please contact Sandra Hodgkins at (949) 435-3400 ext. 161 or SandraH@jccoc.org.