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Conversation Starters: Artists Richard and Nina Edelman

Date(s) - Wednesday, May 27th
1:30 pm CDT - 2:00 pm CDT


dsc0801-version-2Richard Edelman metal sculptor, and Nina Edelman textile artist, welcome you into their home studios. Richard has worked with metals his whole life as an engineer, broker, and in the recent decade as a sculptor. Nina grew up in a family of fabric mavens, sewing and enjoying craft projects. They will talk about past and more recent work and share some thoughts about future projects. Both of the Edelmans creations can be seen in public in Wisconsin and in other locations.

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Richard Edelman is a world-renowned sculptor specializing in metal, stainless steel and bronze sculptures. He was born in Davenport, Iowa and grew up there and in Milwaukee, Wi. He is a graduate of MIT in Engineering and Philosophy and pursued a 30-year international career in the steel industry, which afforded him countless inspirations for creative construction. His major sculptural installations are in Milwaukee,  Poland, and Israel. In 2016 he was the recipient of the Frank L. Weil Award from Global JCC for the Advancement of Jewish Culture in North America, previous recipients of which include Elie Wiesel and Leonard Bernstein.

Nina Edelman is a contemporary art quilter immersed in the quilt world. She enjoys quilting seminars around the country, has written for national publications, created the curriculum for the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts, and has even led a quilting tour in NYC. Nina was the founding librarian at Milwaukee Jewish Day School and worked there for 25 years, where she also taught sewing, quilting, and embroidery. Her local public creations are the ark curtain for Emanu-El, high holiday torah covers, as well as a large hanging for Jewish Family Service.

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