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Susan Gesundheit Art Exhibit

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National Council of Jewish Women/Los Angeles (NCJW/LA) members and the public are invited to view an exhibit of Susan Gesundheit’s artwork at a special reception on October 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. at NCJW/LA Council House, 543 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036. The exhibit will be on display in the Council House auditorium through December.

Gesundheit’s paintings, prints, and collages explore the surface of a two-dimensional graphic world with an extensive range of color and texture. Her work displays a sense of interpretation and experimentation with multiple layers with processes visible all the way through to the final image. Her subject matter takes from urban landscape and built environments and follows a layered grid.

The Gesundheit exhibit is part of a series in which NCJW/LA is presenting exhibits relating to the nonprofit organization’s mission—to strive for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children, and families and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms—as well as giving up-and-coming Jewish artists a venue for their work.

About Susan Gezundheit
Sixteen years after her B.A. in Art from UCLA, she began classes with Alex Vilumsons, whose right brain drawing approach turned her art toward a more creative and personal direction. She joined Artist Co-op 7, a group formed out of his classes, and has grown as an exhibiting artist through their classes and venues. She now teaches watercolor and figure drawing with Artist Co-op 7 classes at the Whizin Center for continuing education at the American Jewish University.

Susan chairs the art gallery committee for USC Hillel that brings inspiring art for the students to view. She is a member of Collage Artists of America, Women Painter’s West, Valley Watercolor Society, and the National Watercolor Society and has received awards through their juried shows. She has also been accepted into Jewish Artists Initiative and participates in the Los Angeles Experimental Artists group.

She exhibits in the Salon at VIVA Gallery in Sherman Oaks and the Rental Gallery at LACMA. Susan has participated in monotype workshops in Italy and at USC with Ruth Weisberg, Dean of the USC Gayle Garner Roski School of Fine Arts. She reaps the benefits of teaching watercolor and figure drawing, and the positive energy of working with studio groups.

About the National Council of Jewish Women, Los Angeles Section
The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) is a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals into action. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children, and families and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms. NCJW’s Los Angeles section has been at the forefront of social change for more than a century by providing the community with programs and services. Today, NCJW/LA serves more than 15,000 individuals each year by providing over 220,000 hours of programs and services with the support of 400 volunteers.

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