|Discussing the Details with Graphic Details Artists
Sunday, April 17, 2011 | 3 PM
The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West
Presented in association with the exhibition Graphic Details: Confessional Comics by Jewish Women
Toronto-based artists Bernice Eisenstein and Sarah Lazarovic, both featured in Graphic Details, will discuss how graphic storytelling became the medium for narrating their own life experiences. Moderated by Dan Friedman, Arts and Culture Editor of the Forward, the Media partner for Graphic Details.
Presented together with the Jewish Daily Forward.
Bernice Eisenstein created the illustrated memoir I Was a Child of Holocaust Survivors, and her drawings are featured in Graphic Details. Eisenstein captures memories of her 1950s childhood in Toronto with her Yiddish-speaking parents, whose often unspoken experiences of war were nevertheless always present. Winner of a Canadian Jewish Book Award, I Was a Child of Holocaust Survivors has been adapted into a short film.
Sarah Lazarovic is an artist and filmmaker based in Toronto. Her animation and film work has appeared in festivals and on television. Her most recent short film, The Way It Used To Be, premiered at the Worldwide Short Film Festival. Her first feature film, No Heart Feelings, recently screened at a number of festivals and was broadcast on Super Channel. She is presently at work on a series of twelve shorts, supported by a Chalmers Fellowship, as well as developing her second feature film, The Teplitskys are Furious, through the National Screen Institute’s Features First program. Her cartoons are featured weekly in a handful of Canadian newspapers. And someday she’ll finish her comic memoir of pregnancy. In her spare time, she runs The Montrose Portrait Gallery of Canada out of her garage. For everything Sarah, please visit SarahL.com
Dan Friedman is the arts and culture editor of the Forward. A founding editor of Zeek, Dan has a PhD in Comparative Literature from Yale and an MA in English Literature from Cambridge. He taught poetry, literature, and film at Cambridge and Yale. His writing has appeared in the Financial Times and Wall Street Journal and at NYTimes.com. As well as writing for publishing various scholarly articles on film, poetry, and photography he is a qualified soccer coach and certified lifeguard. Dan writes fiction and poetry but is better known for his writing for “Da Ali G Show.”
|Location:||Koffler Gallery Off-Site at the Gladstone Hotel