Jewish Diversity in Art - Panel Discussion June 27
Jewish Diversity in Art - Panel Discussion
Monday June 27, 7-9 PM
Free & open to the public
334 Amsterdam Ave, New York NY 10023
The Jewish Art Salon is pleased to welcome Matthew Baigell, professor emeritus of art history at Rutgers, author and editor of over 20 books on American and Russian art; visual artist Siona Benjamin and filmmaker/ Be’chol Lashon Director of Outreach Lacey Schwartz for an evening discussion on art that represents the multi-dimensional identities of the Jewish people and on Benjamin's exhibit at the JCC. The panel will be moderated by Yona Verwer, president of the Jewish Art Salon, and take place in The Laurie M. Tisch Gallery.
He has written four books and co-edited two anthologies on Jewish American art and is currently working on a study of Jewish political artists during the Depression in the 1930s. He has also written on contemporary figures who, he believes, are creating a golden age of Jewish American art today.
Her work has been featured in: The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Jewish Week in NYC and NJ, The Boston Globe, Art in America, Art New England, Art and Antiques and Moment magazine.
Artist website: www.artsiona.com
Gallery website: www.flomenhaftgallery.com
She is the Director of Outreach North America of Be'chol Lashon (In Every Tongue) an organization that grows and strengthens the Jewish people through ethnic, cultural, and racial inclusiveness.
Documentary website: http://www.goldglassproductions.com/
Organization website: http://bechollashon.org/
She is the co-founder and president of the Jewish Art Salon in NYC, where she organizes art events. Currently she is an artist-in-resident at the Dershowitz Center where she will co-curate “Terror: American & Israeli Artists Respond”.
Artist website: http://yonaverwer.com
Organization website: http://jewishartsalon.com