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Moving On | Aller de l'avant: Vernissage
Date:Thursday, April 26, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Organization: Museum of Jewish Montreal
Open to public
: Museum of Jewish Montreal
Address: 4040 boulevard St-Laurent, MONTREAL, QC, CA, h2W1Y8
Contact: Alyssa Stokvis-Hauer
[email protected]
Phone: 5148409300

Join Brooklyn-based multi-disciplinary artist Sara Erenthal at the Museum of Jewish Montreal to celebrate the opening of her painting series Moving On | Aller de l'avant, on show for the first time outside the United States. The exhibit pulls viewers into a reflective narrative that maps Erenthal’s story leaving her ultra-Orthodox family and community at 17 to avoid an arranged marriage, her first years in the secular world, and her process of healing and self-discovery through art-making. 19h00-22h00 The vernissage will be free and open to the public. Cash bar will be available at Fletchers - Espace Culinaire. Moving on | Aller de l'avant, which will be on show from April 26 – July 29, is the final exhibition in the Museum of Jewish Montreal’s exhibition series entitled Rituals//Fragments. Moving On | Aller de l'avant tells Erenthal’s story vignette-style – reminiscent of a wordless novel - through individual, powerful memories from different chapters of her life. Taken together, Moving On | Aller de l'avant weaves a narrative at turn heart-wrenching and uplifting - the works themselves a testament to the finding of her Purpose, the title of the final piece showing Erenthal painting her iconic watchful self-portraits. Sara, named by ArtNet as #1 of 10 rising street artists of 2017, has a multi-disciplinary art practice which focuses on themes of displacement, survival, and liberation. Born into an ultra-Orthodox Jewish family, she left home at 17 to avoid an arranged marriage and has spent the next two decades creating art and traveling the world. She works across mediums such as painting, sculpting, and performance, often integrating everyday materials into her process. Outside her studio practice, Erenthal is also known for painting on discarded objects in the streets giving them a new life. Repurposing these objects into artworks has become an impulse as she ventures through cities. Erenthal's work has been presented in solo and group exhibitions in New York and internationally, in addition to mural commissions and public art projects throughout New York City. For more information on Sara: The Museum of Jewish Montreal collects, maps, and shares the history of Montreal’s Jewish communities with its virtual collections, walking tours, food programming and indoor gallery space. See the Museum website ( ) as well as our Facebook page for up-to-date information on events and programming.

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