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Art Exhibition: Speak Memory Project

  • Jewish Community Library 1835 Ellis Street San Francisco, CA, 94115 United States (map)

Speak Memory Project
featuring the work of Marina Eybelman and Yuliya Levit

On display at the Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis Street,  through December 13, 2015

ARTISTS’ RECEPTION ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1 – 3:30 P.M
1:30 pm: Remarks by the artists in English
2:30 pm: Remarks by the artists in Russian

Delicate connections to distant times and foreign places inform who we are today. The Speak Memory Project was created by photographers Yuliya Levit and Marina Eybelman in order to preserve the memories, images, and stories of their grandparents’ generation. Although their own grandparents, Russian-Jewish WWII survivors, are gone, Speak Memory allows Yuliya and Marina to preserve stories and images for others. Their hope is that their own generation will take pause, reflect on their heritage, and reconnect with their Jewish identity. And encourage anyone with living grandparents to reach out and listen. To learn more visit www.SpeakMemoryProject.org

Marina Eybelman grew up in Moscow and moved to the United States in 2002. Having studied Jewish literature and the Eastern European Jewish oral tradition in college, she is passionate about preserving oral Jewish history. Inspired by her own child, her art is devoted to creating a connection between past and future generations. Her work can be found at www.waitingforthecake.com

Yuliya Levit was born in Moscow and moved to the United States in 2001. She has always been fascinated by the link between the photo and its story; for the past five years, she has worked as a documentary and lifestyle photographer in New York.  Her work can be found at www.yuliyalevit.com

Click here to read an interview with the artists in the current issue of the j weekly.

Free event. RSVP appreciated. Please contact Allison Green at ajgreen@jewishlearningworks.org or at 415.567.3327 x 703.
Free parking in the building's private garage. Enter garage on Pierce Street, between Ellis and Eddy; buzz intercom for entrance. 

Earlier Event: October 16
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Later Event: October 18
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