Temple Habonim celebrates the arts


It will be an afternoon featuring the arts on Jan. 5 at Temple Habonim in Barrington. At 1 p.m., there will be a wine and cheese reception where you can meet the artists exhibiting at the next show in the Bunny Fain Gallery.

Three artists whose work is exciting and new to the gallery will be featured. Their work includes hand-woven wire and glass sculpture, quilts, and acrylic paintings.

Susan Freda’s ephemeral sculptural pieces, created out of hand-woven wire and glass, reference nature and fashion through their transparent and interconnected forms. An award-winning artist, with a studio in Rhode Island, Freda creates stunning dresses and other pieces that are both airy and luminescent. Her intricate weaving style is delicate and spectacular.

Brenda Wrigley Scott is both a studio artist and production potter who has made her home in Rhode Island for more than 35 years. Her acrylic paintings of animals are charming and colorful,    capturing the essence of the creature with bold brush strokes. An award-winning artist who has shown locally and nationally, Scott’s work is delightful.

Quilt artist Allison Wilbur uses dyed fabric, surface design and stitching to create beautiful pieces of art. Wilbur, whose studio is in Rhode Island, uses quilting as a way of painting with fabric and, as a world traveler, is able to bring in elements of other cultures into her work. The intricacy of the stitching and patterns in her quilts is amazing, and they have been exhibited in museums and fine art galleries.

At 3 p.m., Rabbi Deborah Zecher performs “On Purpose.” With music from the Great American songbook and contemporary cabaret songwriters, On Purpose is a musical memoir tracing Rabbi Zecher’s journey as one of the first female rabbis in America along with being a wife and mother, to her current life as a cabaret singer. Although it is specifically Rabbi Zecher’s story, it’s a story shared by everyone in some way as we seek to find purpose and meaning in our own lives.

Both events are open to the community at no charge! Temple Habonim is located at 165 New Meadow Road, Barrington. Call 401-245-6536 for more information.

Submitted by Temple Habonim