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December 16, 1994 - Image 69

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1994-12-16

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Holiday Sale


Charles Fazzino
Ken Keeley
David Schluss
Dan Partouche
Itzchak Tarkay
Alexander Kanchik
Yuval Wolfson
Lea Avizedek
Calman Shemi
Rene Gruau
Bracha Guy
Itzchak Maimon
Hessam Abrishami
Barbara Wood
Sark Rubin
Ben Avram
Don Hatfield
Amram Ebgi

Karen Halpem's work at a home in West Bloomfield.

Today, she balances her design
business with teaching adult ed-
ucation classes in Birmingham
and Bloomfield Hills. And, in the
near future, Ms. Halpern expects
to hear whether she will be com-
missioned to paint a two-story
canvas for the walls of a hospital
in Detroit.
"Clearly, this is commercial
project, but you can't escape what
is genuinely a part of you when
you create the art," she said.
In the eclectic '90s, amid the
trend of creating aesthetically
pleasing work and public envi-
ronments, Ms. Halpern is setting
her sights on hanging her art on
office, restaurant and hotel walls,
in addition to the homes of pri-
vate residents.
After all, she's running out of
space in her home. ❑

Gallery Mounts Shefman Exhibit

The Janice Charach Epstein Mu-
seum/Gallery will present the art
work of Robert Schefman from
Jan. 26 through March 2.
A native Detroiter, Mr. Schef-
man teaches courses in painting
and sculpture at the Birmingham
Bloomfield Art Associaton and is
, a member of the board of direc-
tors of Detroit Focus.
In his work, Robert Schefman
explores the constancy of human
values: humankind relatively
unchanged in a rapidly changing
environment. The current work

uses Homer's Odyssey as a
metaphor for self discovery.
He pushes the spatial illusion
by allowing the objects to pile up,
conscious of every object's edge,
creating as complete a world as
he is able.
The Janice Charach Epstein
Museum/Gallery is located ih the
Maple/Drake Jewish Community
Center. Gallery hours are Mon-
day-Wednesday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.,
Thursday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun-
day, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. For informa-
tion, call 661-7641.


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Crosswinds Mall • West Bloomfield
(810) 626-5810

Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10:00-6:00 Sunday 12:00-4:00

Gallery Fund-Raiser


Revolution: A Gallery Project will
host a fund-raiser to benefit Com-
mon Ground through Dec. 31.
Revolution's 30x32 ft. front
gallery will be the site of archi-
tect Mark K. Lee's installation,
Building Common Ground which
will give children and adults the
opportunity to help create a work
of art, interact with the artist,
and in turn help other people in
our community.

Visitors are asked to make a
suggested donation based on
their age and in turn receive
artist-supplied materials to
incorporate into the installa-
Revolution: A Gallery Project
is located 1/2 mile south of 1-696
at 23257 Woodward Avenue in
Ferndale. Gallery hours are
Tues.-Sat. 10-6 p.m.; Thurs. 10-
8 p.m.

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mother and child, as the standard
of artistic expressiveness of the
mundane. In the disfigured
shoulder and extended hands of
Picasso's maternal subject, Ms.
Halpern notes a dramatic gesture
that she seeks in her paintings.
She began as a painter in her
teens, following along with her
siblings who were involved in a
range of the humanities. An ear-
ly impressionistic painting with
a striking resemblance to the
style of Toulouse-Lautrec hangs
in the entryway as a reminder of
her college years.
Since a stint as an arts in-
structor in the early 1970s at In-
diana State University, where
she received a master's degree in
art education, Ms. Halpern has
focused on one-person art exhibits
and gallery shows.


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