Community Art Project with Distinguished Artist

World renowned Israeli artist Hanoch Piven will lead a free community art project at 3 p.m. on Feb. 9 at the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center.

Brought to town by the Israel Center of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation and the Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC, Piven will guide children and families of all ages as they create a collage of everyday objects that is reflective of themselves or their family. At the end of the program, Piven will photograph each piece to create a large-scale image that will become permanent art at the JCC.

Beyond creating illustrations for the last 20 years that have appeared in magazines such as Newsweek, Time and Rolling Stone, Piven has been conducting workshops across the globe since 2003. These workshops apply the principles of Piven's collage technique by prompting children and adults to experiment with common everyday objects to create their own works of art. Apart from being an easy and fun way to create art, the workshops have been embraced by educators, art therapists and management consultants as an efficient tool for communicating through play and creativity. 

Piven has conducted workshops with organizations such as Microsoft and Pfizer, and has lectured in art schools around the world such as China Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, Art Center of Design in Pasadena, Sheridan College in Toronto and Instituto Europeo di Design in Rome.

Learn more about Piven at PivenWorld.com.

About the Milwaukee Jewish Federation

For more than one hundred years, the Milwaukee Jewish Federation has been dedicated to building a strong Jewish community. The agency distributed over $19 million last year to Jewish and non-Jewish organizations locally and around the world.


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