Feature Articles

March 2011

The Rosenzweig Gallery in Durham, NC, Offers Works by Julie Klaper

The Rosenzweig Gallery, part of the Judea Reform Congregation in Durham, NC, is presenting the exhibit, A Journey, featuring a print series exploring the meaning of each of the twenty-two Hebrew letters by Charleston, SC, artist, Julie Klaper. A reception will be held on Mar. 4, from 2-4pm.

Klaper was inspired to do the work while studying for her Bat Mitzvah. Each print includes symbols which give the historical reference, numerical value and symbolism of the letters. In addition, as appropriate for this coming of age ceremony, the artist selected an attribute beginning with each letter, traits she is focusing on achieving as she grows older.

Klaper celebrated her Bat Mitzvah the day before her sixtieth birthday at a service at KKBE Synagogue in Charleston, SC. She describes the process of creating the work, “Each piece is a monoprint, an edition of one, requiring at least six to eight passes through the press. I paint the image, in reverse, on plexiglass and then transfer it to paper. I used some form of metallic ink on each one, a reference to the ancient manuscripts which gave me creative inspiration.”

The framed prints are available for purchase.

For further information check our NC Institutional Gallery listings or call the gallery at 919/489-7062.


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