Monday, June 21, 2010

Jeff and Joani Rothenberg, With a Little Help From Their Friends: A Multimedia Experience

Indianapolis Art Center's Dr. Jeff and Joani Rothenberg, Lisa Pelo-McNiece, Matt Kenyon and more will exhibit a group show at the Cultural Arts Gallery at IUPUI through July 30.

Works by Jeffrey and Joani Rothenberg will be featured prominently in a group show that they organized at the Cultural Arts Gallery at IUPUI. He works with glass, and she is a painter. - Frank Espich / The Star

» What: An exhibition featuring the works of Dr. Jeffrey and Joani Rothenberg, Cathy Kravitz, Matt Kenyon, Suzy Friedman, Howard Friedman, Lisa F. Pelo-McNiece, Marianne Glick, Irwin Labin, Bruce Loewenthal, Arieh Shaked, Brian Moore and Jeff Greenberg.
» When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday through July 30. An opening reception will be held from noon to 2 p.m. July 8.
» Where: The Cultural Arts Gallery at IUPUI, 420 University Blvd., Suite 240.
» Tickets: Free admission. For more information, call (317) 274-7514 or visit

Joani Rothenberg's "Abstract Fall II" (acrylic on canvas) will be part of the IUPUI exhibit. - Frank Espich / The Star

Excerpt from Indianapolis Star Article / Mary Lee Pappas: 
Painter and illustrator Joani Rothenberg has worked as an art therapist for 20 years. But 12 years ago, after what had been a stressful week on the job for her husband, she enrolled him in a glass-blowing class at the Indianapolis Art Center.
"It was an escape," said Dr. Jeffrey Rothenberg about his venture into the art world. "No one could get hurt but me; it wasn't life and death. It wasn't a form of expression; it was something outside of what I do for a living."
Since then, it has become an avocation.
"And as you can tell, I've gone crazy," said the vice chairman of obstetrics and gynecology and faculty president of the School of Medicine at Indiana University, who created 140 pieces for a recent Kinsey Institute fundraiser in Manhattan and makes free-hand, blown and cast pieces, many of which he donates to charitable causes.
Together, the Rothenbergs are displaying their artistic talents in "Jeff and Joani Rothenberg, With a Little Help From Their Friends: A Multimedia Experience," an exhibit at the Cultural Art Gallery at Indiana University Purdue University-Indianapolis. In addition to works by the Rothenbergs, the exhibit also includes furniture, photography and other media by several of their artist friends.
Rothenberg creates glass art that often reflects his work as a physician.

See the complete IndyStar article by Mary Lee Pappas here

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