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Chasing Portraits

When:
Apr 15, 2021
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Time:
7:30pm
Price:
$15 / $13.50 Members / $10 Students
Tickets will be available 30 days prior to the event
Member Discount
Ticket Required
Contact:
Where:
Historic Asolo Theater
Benfer Courtyard

 

Moshe Rynecki’s body of work reached close to eight hundred paintings and sculptures before his life came to a tragic end. Decades later, his great-granddaughter Elizabeth sought to rediscover his legacy, setting out on a journey to find what had been lost but never forgotten…The everyday lives of the Polish-Jewish community depicted in Moshe Rynecki’s paintings were a constant presence in Elizabeth Rynecki’s home when she was growing up. But the art grew from familiar to extraordinary in her eyes after she discovered journals detailing the losses her family had endured during the Holocaust… including most of Moshe’s paintings. Knowing that her family had only managed to save a small fraction of Moshe’s works, and that many more pieces might still be out there somewhere; Elizabeth set out to find them.

This program will take outside in the Benfer Courtyard, located just outside of the Kotler-Coville Glass Pavilion. Tickets will be available starting 30 days prior to the screening date.  Available seating will be marked to ensure social distancing. 
   
Note: Due to rising COVID cases and safety concerns this event is subject to cancellation. Ticket holders will be notified and refunded if the screening is canceled.

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