Shorts: Art

Artist honored at Emanu-El

The Elizabeth S. Fine Museum at Congregation Emanu-El will host a retrospective art exhibit titled “Susi Lewinsky: A Life in Painting.”

Lewinsky (1911-2004) was a German Jewish artist who painted in Hamburg before fleeing to El Salvador just before World War II. The exhibit contains 27 paintings, including two watercolors painted in Germany, as well as some of the few possessions she took with her when she escaped the Nazis in 1939. In 1957, Lewinsky came to the United States where she continued to paint, often focusing on the California coastline.

The exhibit is on display in the chapel hallway and main sanctuary foyer from Friday, Dec. 16 through March 12, 2006. An opening reception will take place 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16 at Emanu-El, 2 Lake St., S.F. Information: (415) 751-2535.

Biblical walk airing on KQED

“Walking the Bible,” a documentary chronicling Bruce Feiler’s 10,000-mile trek across biblical lands, will air on PBS affiliates this January.

The three-part miniseries is based on Feiler’s bestselling book of the same name. The series was filmed on location, allowing him to narrate the story of Moses and Abraham against the backdrop of Mt. Sinai and the Red Sea.

Its show times are Jan. 4, 11 and 18 at 8 p.m. on KQED.