Poetry Reading and Discussion

July 16th, 2015 at 7:00 PM

Judith Harway, Peter Goldberg, and Helene Fischman will present an evening of poetry and discussion at the Harry and Rose Sampson Jewish Community Center, in conjunction with Living Waters, a group exhibition by the Milwaukee Jewish Artists’ Laboratory which runs from June 3 through July 31.


Milwaukee Jewish Artists’ Laboratory Exhibit~ Featuring “My Ice Bucket Challenge” by Judith Harway

June 4th, 2015 6:30-8:30 PM   Opening reception: Living Waters, a group exhibition by the Milwaukee Jewish Artists’ Laboratory.

The exhibition will run from June 3rd through July 31st at the Harry and Rose Sampson Jewish Community Center. The exhibit features the work of 22 Jewish artists, including Judith Harway.

Judith Harway’s conceptual Artist Book project, “My Ice-Bucket Challenge,” created in collaboration with artist Sylvie Armstrong, consists of a set of eight cards, reproduced in a limited edition, and addressed “If you find this, it’s for you.” These cards were left in public spaces around the Milwaukee area. On the front of each card is a brief, lyrical passage from Michael Gollin’s blog,; the reverse side reads, “These cards are to spread awareness of ALS, the motor-neuron disease made famous by the 2014 Ice-Bucket Challenge. Since he was diagnosed with ALS in 2012, my brother has been blogging about the wonder and fragility of life (” The finder is invited to leave the card somewhere else to be found again.

This project grows out of the poignant irony that the “Ice-Bucket Challenge,” in which thousands of people around the world dumped water (in two of its three possible states) over their heads, created a deluge of donations to support ALS research, even as the disease literally freezes a person with ALS into his or her body. “My Ice-Bucket Challenge” pours a bit of Michael’s inspirational writing about life and death into unexpected places, allowing his words to flow freely from person to person, and hopefully tracking just a bit of that random flow.”

For further details, please contact:

Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center
6255 N Santa Monica Blvd., Whitefish Bay, WI 53217


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