A new program aimed at broadening the impact of the Jewish arts was launched this week at the JCC.
The Milwaukee Jewish Artists’ Laboratory debuted on Wednesday and will run through June 20 at the JCC, 6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd. The exhibit is centered around the theme of “Wandering.”
The exhibit was created in partnership with the JCC, along with the Sabes Jewish Community Center in Minneapolis and University of Wisconsin Hillel in Madison, and was made possible through a generous grant from The Covenant Foundation.
The exhibit will feature 14 local professional artists, whose work covers a wide range of artistic mediums, including sculpture, painting, photography and poetry. The artists have been meeting twice monthly to study and discuss concerns as artists and Jews, and to help build a community of Jewish artists.
The artists include: Shira Apple, Bonnie Bruch, Richard Edelman, Judith Harway, Annette Hirsh, Phillip Katz, Barbara Kohl-Spiro, Benno Rothschild, Jim Seder, Maida Silverman, Marc Tasman and Clarice Zucker, with facilitators Jody Hirsh and Natanya Blanck.