Monday, May 31, 2010

Jewish Mobsters cross the Golden Gate

I am happy to announce the opening of the exhibit 'Wise Guys: Mobsters In The Mishpacha', which will be hosted by the Katz Snyder Gallery and the JCCSF in San Francisco, Ca.

The exhibit dates are from
June 15 to September 15 and over forty-one portraits will be on display. For those not up on their Hebrew (which at most times includes myself), Mishpacha translates to 'family' and will be similar to The Real Machers exhibit held in Washington, D.C. last year. There are a few new portraits that have been added to this particular show.

Big thanks goes out Nancy Fishman, whose was instrumental in getting this exhibit off the ground in San Francisco. She is also curating this year's San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, which is celebrating it's 30th anniversary this year. Part of this year's programming will include
Tough Guys: Images Of Jewish Gangsters In Film (are you starting to see the connection!?) and there will be some cross promotion between the exhibit and film festival.

Thanks also goes out to Katz Snyder Gallery curator Lenore Naxon in helping putting this show together. There may be plans for an official reception for the exhibit closer to the start of the film festival in mid- July so stay tuned for details. If you are in the Bay Area, either as tourist or local in the next three months, please drop on by.



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