Deborah Rolnik Raichman is the featured artist of the new 2007 Jewish Heritage Calendar.  The grocery story giant, Safeway, published 325,000 Jewish Calendars featuring 13 large and 21 small reproductions of the artist's work.  The exquisite new calendars were distributed for free in 1,775 of their Safeway stores and subsidiaries.  These include 312 Von stores in sourthern California and Nevada, 112 Randall's and Tom Thumb's stores in Texas, 37 Genuardi's stores in the Philadelphia area, as well as 17 Carrs stores in Alaska.  These calendars were for the High Holidays in these stores as well as in some synagogues in these areas.


Deborah was selected to be part of the juried competition: Words Within, a show organized by the Jewish Women Artist's Network at the Kraft Center for Jewish Life at Columbia/ Barnard University in New York City (February 12 - March 28, 2007) and the Rubin- Frankel Gallery at the Boston University Hillel, Boston ( April12- June 30, 2007).   A catalogue titled "Words Within"was printed.




Deborah Rolnik Raichman was commissioned to create an award to be used by the American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. This award, as seen in the photo at left, was presented at their 4th Annual Meeting.




Deborah Rolnik Raichman has been featured in the following articles:







LETTERS AS ART


Deborah Rolnik Raichman, a Brazilian architect who lives in Houston, blends callifgraphy into watercolor paintings as she explores the imagery of the Hebrew alphabet in The Art of Hebrew Letters.   The solo exhibition will open tonight with a reception for the artist at the Jewish Community Center.

The Houston Chronicle, Saturday, Janurary 5, 2002.






April 30, 2002

Dear Deborah,

Words alone cannot do justice to describe your exhibition, The Art of the Hebrew Letters.   On behalf of the Jewish Community Center and the Art Communittee, thank you for being a part of this year's Deutser Gallery season.

Your art, which graced the walls of our Deuster Gallery from January - February 2002 not only elicited more response than any other exhibit that has been at the Jewish Community Center, but it was also one of the highest grossing in sales.

The opening was attended by a real cross-section of the community that included many of our Patrons of the Arts.    We should also be impressed with the publicity it received in the Houston Chronicle and The Forward.    This to me testifies the universality of your work, its beauty, and its message.

The JCC was alive for whith your art and your presence.   Both go hand in hand.    The cafe area of the gallery provided the perfect setting for your numerous presentations.    You explained your work with eloquency and clarity.

It was our privilege to be able to have you and your works during our exhibition season.   We at the JCC wish you the very best in all your future endeavors.   Know that you have friends and fans here.

Very Truly Yours,
Marilyn Hassid
Program Director, Arts and Culture








MAYIM, MAYIM, MAYIM:

The Jewish Community Center in Houston's Deustser Gallery displays "The Art of Hebrew Letters", an exhibit by Braziliam Jew Deborah Raichman. JCC of Houston, Deuster Gallery, 5601 S. Braeswood, Houston; through Feb. 28, Mon-Thu 8 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun. 9 a.m. -6 p.m.; free. (713-729-3200, ext 3256 or www.jcchouston.org).

The Forward, February 1, 2002.