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Distributed February 2, 2005
Contact Mary Jo Curtis

Through March 7, 2005
Creative Arts Council, Hillel to host Caryl Englander photo exhibition

The Brown University Creative Arts Council is joining with the Hillel Project Gallery at the Glenn and Darcy Weiner Center to present Acts of Charity, Deeds of Kindness, an exhibition of photographs by Caryl Englander, Feb. 3 through March 7, 2005. Englander will give a gallery talk on Thursday, Feb. 3 at 5 p.m. at the center; her lecture will be followed by an opening reception at 6 p.m.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — When New York’s Metropolitan Council of Jewish Poverty chronicled its 30-year history of service in the book Acts of Charity, Deeds of Kindness, photographer Caryl Englander illustrated the publication with her striking images of the Council’s clients in their hour of need.


Tikkin olam – Reparing the world
Photographer Caryl Englander explores the reality of poverty and hunger as well as the difference acts of kindness can make in society.
Photo courtesy Brown Hillel

Now the same photographs can be seen in an exhibition – also titled Acts of Charity, Deeds of Kindness – at Brown Hillel’s Glenn and Darcy Weiner Center, beginning Feb. 3 and continuing through March 7, 2005. Englander will discuss her photographs and the people they depict in a gallery talk Thursday, Feb. 3, at 5 p.m., followed by an opening reception at 6 p.m. The exhibit and lecture, both free and open to the public, are presented by the Brown University Creative Arts Council and the Hillel Project Gallery.

The mission of the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, a nonprofit organization founded in 1972, is based upon the Jewish tradition of tikkun olam – that is, repairing the world. The Council strives to repair the world by addressing the social and economic problems that lead to poverty for Jewish residents of New York City. In turn, Englander uses her photographs to enable viewers to witness the reality of that poverty and hunger, along with the deeds of kindness that make a difference in the lives of its victims.

Englander uses a wide range of methods and materials in her work, including mixed media and traditional and digital photographic processes. Throughout her career she has used photojournalistic approaches to portraiture, artistic still life studies and pictorial landscapes. Englander holds a masters degree from a joint program of New York University and the International Center of Photography. She is a member of the Board of Trustees for the latter institution, and she serves on the photo acquisitions committee for the Guggenheim Museum.

The gallery at the Glenn and Darcy Weiner Center, 80 Brown St., is open 9 to 11 a.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call (401) 863-2805.


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