I could not resist when my good friend and spiritual mentor Rabbi Yudy Shemtov from LUBAVITCH OF BUCKS COUNTY approached me to help support a fabulous cause at The SECOND ANNUAL BUBBY’S COOK-OFF.
Lubavitch of Bucks County held Bubby’s Cook-Off at Vie on Wednesday February 26, 2014. Philly’s best chefs competed for the title of Best Kosher Dish. Philly Icons, Michael Klein, Sharon Pinkenson and Hope Cohen (pictured below) were also in attendance, contributing to a fabulous evening of fundraising.
Proceeds from the event went to The Friendship Circle Foundation and Lubavich of Bucks County. The Friendship Circle serves families of children with special needs. Lubavich of Bucks County is place where Jews can engage as members of the Jewish community, without regard to affiliation or synagogue. Jewish people of all ages and family structure are encouraged to gather to enjoy non-synagogue related activities as a spiritual third space.
Creating a piece of art for the event was simple; I created a piece of Jewish Pop art in my food related category “Warhol Never”, which is a homage to Warhol’s Campbell Soup Can collection. I was initially drawn to create images of Cento tomato products, a homage to my Italian heritage. When asked to participate in Lubavich of Bucks County Bubby’s Cook-Off, I was excited to produce something from my Jewish heritage! I painted this Warholian style Pop oil painting honoring Iconic kosher foods mogul MANISCHEWITZ. The flat orange background is bold and really pops the graphic design of the classic soup can design. I called this painting “JEWISH PENICILLIN” because Matzo Ball Chicken Soup has always been served in Jewish families to sure all ailments! The painting, 48/36 inches / oil on canvas, sold at nights end to Philly super auctioneer Steven Katz.
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