Art and Taste of Shabbat: Selections from the collection of Richard Rosenfield at the Old City Jewish Art Center

For forty years, Richard Rosenfeld built up a private collection of art work as he worked as an art dealer. His Rosenfield Gallery at 113 Arch Street was a stalwart of the Old City art gallery scene until its closure earlier this year. Now, Rosenfield gets the chance to be the center of an exhibition as the Old City Jewish Arts Center at 119 N 3rd Street presents “King in the Field”, a display featuring artwork from owner the dealer’s private collection.

“King in the Field” launches with a First Friday reception, beginning 5pm, August 7 2015. The reception is followed at 9PM by Taste of Shabbat, a traditional Shabbat dinner. Proceeds from sales of the artwork on display will benefit OCJAC. [Old City Jewish Arts Center, 119 N 3rd Street] August 7, 2015; ocjac.net.

The exhibition features artwork by:

Painting by James Toogood.

Painting by James Toogood.

James Toogood
Artist & Author: one of the country’s most respected watercolorists, whose aim is to paint watercolors with the same richness and nuance as oil paintings. jamestoogood.com.

Mac Fisher (1923-1999)
Artist & Teacher: Philadelphia native, whose watercolors often were painted on a whim during his travels while capturing nature. Obituary.

Anita Morris
Artist: ethereal mixed media abstractions and described by art critic, Edward Sozanski, “They’re composed of soft, delicate and amorphous color passages that nudge one another like drifting bits of flotsam.” anitamorris.net

Willow Bader
Artist: Seattle based, whose 4 exhibit pieces were made in an encaustic style, with vibrant colors and pigmented Bee’s Wax. willowbader.com

Thomas Sarrantonio
Artist & Teacher: based in New Paltz, New York. thomassarrantonio.com

"Dancing with Lady Luck" by Willow Bader.

“Dancing with Lady Luck” by Willow Bader.

 

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