The Words @ Work exhibit at the Sabes JCC has been a great success! In addition to attending the opening, I have gone a few additional times to discuss the artwork – twice with friends, and once to talk to an 8th grade class. It’s been wonderful! Some photos from the opening and of the artwork are below.
I still need to find time to add all of the new work to this website. In the meantime, (more…)
All the papercuts that are going into the Words @ Work exhibit are fully framed and ready to be transported! Well, almost all. I’m still working on the last one, which I actually won’t finish until the day of the opening reception, in front of your very eyes!
Late last year, I collected all of the proceeds from sales of the “Black Lives Matter wrapped in a tallit” poster, added an additional donation of my own, and sent it off to Ujamaa Place, a local organization that actively works to improve the lives of Black men. I also sent them their own copy of the poster.
I received a wonderful thank-you letter from them that also describes the important work that they do. Thank you to everyone who bought a poster for spreading the message and for helping me to send support to this wonderful organization.
My work will be in a special exhibit, in various location, from February through May 2017. This exhibit features three artists all doing work with Hebrew words and letters.
The opening reception is on Thursday 2/16. All three artists will be there, and we’ll all finish one of the pieces for the show right in front of your eyes!
Here’s the FB Event, but you don’t have to RSVP – just show up!
I’ve been invited to teach a short class on papercutting at the JCC!
It will be announced in the next JCC Newsletter as follows:
Thursday, April 18th at 7pm
Celebrate Israel’s 65th birthday with a creation of your own. Learn the basics of the art of Jewish papercutting and make a “mizrach.” A “mizrach” is an ornamental picture hung on the east wall of a house or synagogue in the direction of Jerusalem towards which Jews face when praying. Use traditional symbols like hamsas, deers, lions, Hebrew letters, the tree of life or design something totally contemporary and new.
Materials fee: $15, payable to the instructor that evening.
Contact me if you have any questions about the class.