October 16-November 30, 2012 Artist Reception: Thursday, October 25, 2012, 5-8pm.
Two exhibits, Interpretations: Contemporary Jewish Art and Windows of Identity, will be open to the public at the Jewish Cultural Center from October 22 through November 30, 2012. Each exhibit proclaims the unique visual dimensions of religion. A reception to meet the regional artists, and view both exhibits will take place on Thursday, October 25 at 5:30 p.m. at the Jewish Cultural Center, 5461 North Terrace Road, Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Interpretations: Contemporary Jewish Art is mixed media exhibit which includes concrete sculptures such as Hebrew Letter Eggs, by Chattanooga artist kem alexander, multi-media paper works and handmade artist books such as a Box for Queen Esther by South Carolina artist Jane (Sheindal) Muller, and collage paper cuts such asSabbath by Atlanta artist Flora Rosefsky.
The exhibit includes the artists’ interpretations of Biblical stories in Hebrew, Yiddish and English as well as the visualizations of Jewish rituals and festivals, and the joyous journey of spiritual life.
“We are excited to showcase high quality art work that is playful, educational and celebratory.” says Ann Treadwell, Program Director and exhibition curator. “Each artist has made her mark illustrating significant life cycle events.”