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Mandel JCC Palm Beach Gardens Academy of Continuing Education
The Mandel JCC and The Donald M. Ephraim Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival present the documentary film, Tikotin: A Life Devoted to Japanese Art
Felix Tikotin (1893-1986): sophisticate, bon vivant, egocentric, and pioneer in collecting Japanese art. By the early 1930s, he drew together an impressive collection of Japanese woodcuts, prints, paintings, and ceramics. As a Jew, he fled from Berlin to Holland, where he and his family survived the war in hiding. In this gripping documentary, Tikotin's grandson Jaron Borensztajn interviews Tikotin's family members and companions in the Netherlands, Germany, Israel, Belgium, and Switzerland to find out more about him as a person. A portrait emerges of a charismatic, strong, but also headstrong man for whom his family always came second-after Japanese art.
The Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art, dedicated to his life's work, was established on the crest of Mount Carmel in Haifa, Israel in 1959 on the initiative of Felix Tikotin and Abba Hushi, then mayor of Haifa.
> Thursday, July 17, 7:00pm
$8/ Friends of the J; $10/ Guests
Seventy is the New Fifty
Instructor: Dr. Jacquelyn Browne, Program Professor of Gerontology Initiatives
With the advances in medicine, people are living longer. Age, however, is also a matter of attitude. Just survey the “retired” people living in the communities in our area. Most would be lost without a calendar to keep track of all their activities. Discuss how many are realizing the potential in the second half of life, with Jacquelyn Browne, PhD, LCSW, who directs the Master of Arts in Gerontology program at Nova Southeastern University.
> Tuesday, July 22, 4:30-6:00pm
Free and Open to the Public
The Art of Buying Art
If you buy or intend to buy art, do you know the difference between a giclee and an archival print, or what defines ‘fine art’? Enjoy an engaging conversation about the questions to ask, and how to evaluate the answers when buying original works of art or reproductions anywhere from a street artist to a blue chip gallery. Deborah Bigeleisen, an internationally renowned mid-career painter, who lives and works in West Palm Beach will lead this fun and informative discussion.
> Thursday, July 31, 4:30pm
$8/Friends of the J; $10/ Guests
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