Marc Shanker: Traces of Sepharad (Huellas de Sefarad): Etchings of Judeo-Spanish Proverbs
The Osher Marin JCC is excited to announce “Traces of Sepharad (Huellas de Sefarad): Etchings of Judeo-Spanish Proverbs,” a new exhibition of a series of etchings by New York-based artist Marc Shanker. The series, based on Judeo-Spanish proverbs, is densely layered with meaning and cultural connections to medieval Sephardic wisdom and culture. Shanker’s naïve drawing style distills the proverbs’ spirit into simple images without sacrificing the complex meanings contained within. The etchings reflect the proverbs’ appealing mix of common sense, timeless wisdom, pithy humor, and irreverence.
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Hillel Smith: Pushing Boundaries
The Osher Marin JCC is excited to announce Pushing Boundaries, a new exhibition that delves into the inventive visual world of Los Angeles-based artists, Hillel Smith. Smith is an artist and graphic designer focused on engaging communities with their heritage in innovative ways. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Visual Studies. He has painted dynamic Jewish murals in Southern California and Israel with his Hebrew street art venture Illuminated Streets, whose stated mission “to advance the Jewish contribution to the LA street art scene, increase ties between LA and Israel, and explore expressing Jewish identity through unlikely media” brings Smith together with Tel Aviv artist Itamar Paloge, to create collaborative murals in each city.
Exhibits are presented in two locations: The Isaacs Gallery, which is located on your right just past the Osher Marin JCC front desk, and the Kurland Lounge, which is the room on the far left when you enter from the Lobby. Both areas are open during regular Marin JCC hours.