Stories on Rye collects more than 100 stories from the famed LA deli’s patrons and employees, capturing their experiences and memories at Canter’s since it first opened in 1931. Gina Canter’s beautiful illustrations celebrate both the place and its patrons, as voices from the past join the present, to demonstrate that nostalgia can be very much alive. Like the Canter’s booths that have welcomed movie stars and presidents alongside countless everyday people, the book contains a vast range of memories. Most significant, perhaps, is its connection to the Jewish heritage, such as the holocaust survivor who reunites with her family at Canter’s after being separated for over 40 years. Hilarious, touching and perhaps a little magical, Stories on Rye are a testament to the human spirit, and to a restaurant that shares its legacy with each of its patrons.
|Publisher:||The Unnamed Press|
|Product dimensions:||8.20(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Gina Canter is an LA based artist who studied art and design at the University of Michigan. Gina has worked at local contemporary art galleries including Mouche Gallery in Beverly Hills. Throughout her studies, she experimented with modernity. In 2016, she won the Ross School of Business art competition with her 3 series Monet inspired rendition of the new business wing, Blau. She was recognized for her work by Steven Ross and Jeff Blau at the ribbon cutting and opening ceremony. The painting is framed in the wing. Graduating in 2017, she has since been creating a collection of acrylic portraits. In 2018, Gina was commissioned to create a 10-piece collection for a large enterprise client. This collection was featured at the Soho House Miami at Art Basel 2018. Her work continues to be featured nationwideshe most recently was commissioned for an NBA All-Stars 2019 event in Charlotte.