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Papercutting Workshop with Artist Deborah Ugoretz

Sunday, April 7
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Join us for a papercutting workshop with artist and master paper cutter Deborah Ugoretz, whose exhibit “Knife/Paint/Words” is on view in the Henry S. Miller Judaica Research Room at the Walsh Family Library on the Rose Hill campus.

Ugoretz will explain the history of papercutting and show how she designs and executes her intricate pieces. We will then try our own. Kosher lunch will be available.

About the Artist
Deborah Ugoretz is a Brooklyn-based artist from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She holds a B.S. in fine art from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her expressive work—including paintings, constructions, and mobiles—deals with the exploration of feminism, her concern for and fascination with the diversity of the natural world, and social issues.

Ugoretz is a master cut paper artist and teacher. She began “cutting” in 1978. Her work was featured in the monograph In the Tradition of Our Ancestors – Papercutting and the catalog of the exhibition “Slash! Paper Under the Knife,” held at the Museum of Art and Design in New York from 2009 to 2010. She has designed stained glass windows and synagogue art for the Russ Berrie Home for Jewish Life in Rockleigh, New Jersey, and other houses of worship. Other commissions include the Tenement Museum, University of Michigan, Jewish Theological Seminary, YIVO Institute of Jewish Research, and the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Her work has been exhibited at the Milwaukee Jewish Museum, Monmouth Art Museum, Hebrew Union College Institute of Religion Museum, Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art, The Museum of Biblical Art, UJA Federation Gallery, and others.


This event is open to alumni, faculty/staff, parents, students, and the public.