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Orfeo ed Euridice
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Drawings from the Orpheus Suite

These four drawings by Pnina Granirer were inspired by a performance of Orpheus by Ballet BC. In celebration of the current performance of this ancient Greek myth by the UBC Opera, the artist has donated these works to UBC Opera as a fundraiser. All drawings have a minimum $500 final bid amount. The successful bidder will be notified after the final performance of Orfeo ed Euridice.

 

 

Close Embrace
lift-drawing, printing inks
From the Orpheus Suite
minimum starting bid $250
with increments of $20

 

 

 

Orpheus 1
lift-drawing, printing inks
From the Orpheus Suite
minimum starting bid $250
with increments of $20

 

Orpheus 2
lift-drawing, printing inks
From the Orpheus Suite
minimum starting bid $250
with increments of $20

 

 

Losing Euridice again
lift-drawing, printing inks
From the Orpheus Suite
minimum starting bid $250
with increments of $20

 

 

 

 

EXHIBITION AND BOOK LAUNCH

Please allow me to draw your attention to the event below, that will be happening in conjunction with the Vancouver Jewish Writers Festival. It is a rather unusual event of a fusion between the visual and the literary arts. I hope this will be of interest to you.
Thank you,
Pnina Granirer

A visual artist combines images and words in exhibition documenting her new memoir.

“The hackneyed phrase that ‘an image is worth one thousand words’ may well be true, but along with my paintings, now I need those thousand words to tell my stories.“ –Pnina Granirer

Granirer has lived and worked in Vancouver for 52 years. Her works have been showed and collected locally, nationally & internationally.

November 16 6 pm. Book Launch and talk

7 – 9 pm. Exhibition Opening Reception

SIDNEY AND GERTRUDE ZACK GALLERY, 950 W. 41 Ave., Vancouver

www.jccgv.com, 604-257-5111

I will host an Open Studio visit in conjunction with the exhibition on Monday, November 27, 2:30 – 4 pm. To register please email pninagra@gmail.com.

This exhibition is a celebration of Pnina Granirer’s new memoir; it follows the written words, becoming
 a small retrospective with works featured in the book. Drawings, wood engravings and watercolours from her life in Jerusalem, Illinois, Montreal and Vancouver that have never been shown before, will give the viewer a deeper understanding of her beginnings as an artist. This unusual fusion of the visual and the literary arts will provide an intimate insight into the creative process of an artist’s personal journey of dislocation, immigration and the uprooted soul’s wish for permanency and belonging.

The evening begins at 6 pm. with an illustrated talk on the creative process of writing, with references to the art hanging on the walls, which are the reason for and the backbone of Light within the Shadows.

Pnina Granirer: Portrait of an Artist (YouTube)

“…a lively and touching act of memory and affirmation, as vivid, theatrical and perceptive as Granirer’s paintings themselves. It shows both an artist’s eye for the telling detail and a historian’s awareness of social and political context.” – Max Wyman, critic and cultural commentator.

Granirer writes with a painter’s eye, vividly evoking cities from Jerusalem to Paris to Montreal, and landscapes from the coastal sand dunes of Israel to the far north of Canada.

This thoughtful and fascinating memoir would appeal to anyone interested in the creative life, and how it was lived by one gifted and determined artist through the vicissitudes of the 20th century and into the 21st.”

Graham Good
Writer and Professor Emeritus of English, UBC

Pnina Granirer offers a personal glimpse into the history of the 20th Century, from the fate of the Jews in her native Romania to her family’s move to a new and exciting Israel and finally, after three years in the USA, arriving and settling in Vancouver, Canada.

We see her growth from humble beginnings as an illustrator in Israel into a prolific artist in Canada. The tug-of-war that family and career represent for women is vividly expressed in these pages. She shares her moments of doubt and uncertainty with the reader, as well as her decision to follow her own course, regardless of the cost.

The memoir comes around in full circle when she returns to Romania after an absence of 65 years, and her three wishes, common to most exiles, are fulfilled.

In July 2017 Pnina Granirer’s exhibition Legends showcased the series Medea and The Cannibal Bird Suite at the Museum of the Fundación Eugenio Granell in Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

Natalia Fernández, Director
Museum Fundación Eugenio Granell, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Contact: Pnina Granirer pninagra@gmail.com, tel. 604-224-6795
Linda Lando, gallery director – gallery@jccgv.bc.ca, 604-257-5111

Books are available at established bookstores and online