Talk about Marc Chagall’s artistic vision

New York City based floral designer Bella Meyer, granddaughter of renowned Russian-French artist Marc Chagall, will speak about Chagall’s artistic vision and what life was like with an illustrious grandpa on Friday, Feb. 6, at 8:15 p.m., at Congregation B’nai Israel, 2710 Park Avenue, Bridgeport.

Meyer was born in Paris and raised in Switzerland but spent much time sitting easel-side to Chagall, one of the foremost artists of the 20th century, as he created extraordinary paintings at his home in the south of France. Today she is the designer and founder of the Manhattan studio Fleurs Bella. A teacher as well, she earned a Ph.D. in Medieval Art History at the Sorbonne and has worked for the Visual Arts Cultural Services of the French Embassy.

“I grew up with his paintings all around me,” she said. Chagall’s paintings are in major museums around the world. Using the medium of stained glass, he also produced windows for the cathedrals of Reims and Metz, windows for the UN and the Jerusalem Windows in Israel. He also did large-scale paintings, including part of the ceiling of the Paris Opera.

Meyer’s talk will follow Shabbat services at 6 p.m. and a dinner at 7:15 p.m. Dinner reservations, at $20, may be made by contacting the temple office at 203-336-1858. The program is part of the temple’s celebration of the artwork executed by its members. A related art exhibit runs from Feb. 5-15 at the temple.

Congregation B’nai Israel is a member of the Reform Judaism movement. It serves more than 800 households in the Fairfield, Easton, Stratford, Trumbull, Monroe, Shelton and Bridgeport community. Bridgeport.

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