Artists Beit Midrash starting in Chicago

What is the Artists' Beit Midrash?
An opportunity to study Jewish sacred texts as a springboard to artistic creation.
Community of artists who find inspiration in their heritage. A non-denominational study/creative group. A supportive critique environment for feedback about your work. A spur to create, culminating in a group exhibition.
Facilitators: Jane Shapiro and Judith Joseph
This model of study/art critique was started in New York by artist Tobi Kahn. It has generated groups in New Jersey, Seattle and Connecticut, and the New York group partially inspired the creation of the Jewish Art Salon. It gives artists an environment to explore their Jewish heritage creatively while being enriched educationally.

Text study:  Jane Shapiro, BA Jewish Studies, Princeton University; MA Jewish History, Columbia University; Doctoral Student, Jewish Theological Seminary. Knowledgeable, funny, generous, open-minded, fantastic teacher.  View website.

Art:  Judith Joseph, BS Art, UW-Madison, Illinois Arts Council Artists' Fellowship Awardee (1998 and 2004), faculty Chicago Botanic Garden and The Art Center, Highland Park, commissioned and exhibiting professional artist.  Creator of supportive, inspiring critique groups and classes.  View website.

6 Thursday mornings, 9:45- 11:45 a.m. June 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31. 

This class is generously subsidized by NSSBE.  Registration details will be available soon-- please email Ali Drumm at NSSBE to reserve your spot, or call her at 847-432-8126

Questions?  Please email Judith Joseph or call 847-204-4043.

Image: Ghost Scroll, detail by Judith Joseph.

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