Reception for revered artist and matriarch turns into a virtual delight

September 23, 2021

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Collectors, family, friends, and mentors gathered from across the country—and globe—to honor artist Lorraine Fink during a reception celebrating Then, Now, & Looking Forward: Lorraine Fink Retrospective.

The reception was held via Zoom on Sunday, Sept. 12.

As a special surprise to Fink, tribute videos were collected and compiled into one video. Conservators of her art shared stories and paid homage to the long-time artist. In addition, a virtual guided tour, which included Fink offering commentary, was shown. Attendees spoke about Fink’s vast and varied collection of watercolors, sculptures, abstract canvases, and more; and expressed gratitude for her friendship, kindness, and generosity.

Going virtual did not stop the togetherness. Guests chatted with the artist, and each other, and shared stories about their art and connection to Fink and her family.

Then, Now, & Looking Forward: Lorraine Fink Retrospective is on display in the Leon Family Gallery and throughout the Simon Family JCC through October 31. Watch the tribute videos and take the guided tour with Lorraine Fink by visiting JewishVA.org/Gallery.

For questions, or purchase inquiries, contact Jill Grossman, director, Arts + Ideas, at jgrossman@ujft.org, or 757-965-6137.

-Jill Grossman
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