Lynne Avadenka: Creative Artist
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Savid L. 5ierkamp
82 , FRIDAY, APRIL.21, 1989
NAME: Lynne Avadenka
AGE: 34 •
RESIDENCE: Huntington Woods
FAMILY: She is married to Marc
Sussman, a lawyer with the firm Levine
and Benjamin. Two children: Max, a
first grader at Hillel Day School, and
Eli, in nursery school. Parents: Edward,
an appointed judge in the 48th District
Court, West Bloomfield, and Beverly, a
teacher in Pontiac. One sister, Beth, is a
psychologist in the Walled Lake school
system. Her other sister, Eve, is a
production manager in a sound company
EDUCATION: Bachelor of Fine Arts
degree with a printmaking major and
Master of Fine Arts degree from Wayne
SYNAGOGUE: Congregation B'nai Moshe
ORGANIZATIONS: Board of directors,
Detroit Artist Markets
FAVORITE BOOK: Last book read was Utz
by Bruce Chatwin.
HOBBIES: Visiting with friends. "I have
interests rather than hobbies."
LATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: "I'm working
on art for a two-person exhibition at the
Detroit Institute of Arts." The
exhibition begins June 18 and is part of
the Ongoing Michigan Artists Program.
PHILOSOPHY: "There are people that I
admire — family members and others.
I'm learning from the examples
provided by their lives and the choices
they have made?'
BACKGROUND: Lynne Avadenka grew up
in Pontiac. She has fond memories of
her neighborhood that had a strong
The family belonged to B'nai Israel,
which was then located in Pontiac. As a
youngster, she was active in United
Avadenka remembers her parents
taking the family to the art museum
and other cultural activities. "When my
parents noticed I had an interest (in
art), they started to encourage it."
Besides the art classes in public school,
she took classes at Cranbrook and at
the Pontiac Art Center.
In her senior year, the family moved
to West Bloomfield, and she was
graduated from Andover High School in
1973. She entered WSU for one year,
and then spent the next year living on
a kibbutz in Israel.
She returned to WSU to finish her
art training. She first studied
printmaking and then took a class on
the art of a hand-made book. When she
started publishing books, she began to
combine words and images using Jewish
In 1976, she married Marc Sussman.
Her studio is in her home, so that she
can spend more time with her family.
But even during family vacations, she
manages to make art supply purchases
at local "junk" shops. Featured in the
DIA exhibit will be the old chemistry
set she purchased in Mackinac on which
she mixed words and images of science
Doors eight feet high and six feet
wide that she painted to represent the
Five Books of Moses will also be
featured at the DIA. "A lot of the work
I've done in the last few years is
inspired by Jewish themes!'
When she is not working with
acrylics, she enjoys publishing and
printing sculptured books on her own
printing press. She hand cranks pages
on an old press in her basement and
sets her own type producing books that
are limited editions. She is also a
calligrapher and makes hand-lettered
In 1988, she received the Michigan
Women's Foundation Outstanding
Contribution to the Arts award for
graphics. She also has received national
and local grants and endowments for
the arts. Her work is found in
international public and private
collections: The Jewish Theological
Seminary, The Jewish National and
University Library in Jerusalem,
Museum of Contemporary Art in
Chicago, General Motors Corp. and
Toledo Museum of Art.
Although many of her current
themes are Jewish, she tries to make
her work not exclusive to Jewish people.
"It's a way to let other people in. It's a
different way of communicating. It
speaks to other people as well."