“Don’t Give Me the Eye!”

“Don’t Give Me the Eye!”

Photo by Talya Arbisser


First Monday-Thursday of every month, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. and Thu., Feb. 23, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Continues through April 17 2017

Location Info:

Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center
5601 S. Braeswood
Houston, Texas  77096
Ancient concepts like dybbuks, malicious spirits that possess the living; golems, magical creatures made to serve their creator’s will; and evil eyes and the eye amulets that offer protection are interpreted and modernized in a joint exhibit that comes with a stern warning: “Don’t Give Me the Eye!” Painter Anat Ronen channels the work of Arthur Szyk, while photographer Talya Arbisser documents modern-day dybbuks in the form of depression, cigarette smoking, alcohol and drugs. Marilyn Hassid, assistant executive director at the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston, says the topic is quite relatable. “We all have our dybbuks today, and many of us feel we need golems and eyes to protect us.”

There’s an opening reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. February 23. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday. Continuing 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Sundays. February 16 through April 17. 5601 South Braeswood. For information, call 713-729-3200 or visit erjcchouston.org. Free.
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