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  • One Israeli creation for the weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    March 7, 2014 | 11:52 am

    Renata Lefel is an upcoming Israeli artist, who entered the world of art in a rather unusual way. 


    Have you ever dreamed of leaving your old life behind and start anew as an artist in Europe? Because that is exactly what Lefel has done. To Israelife she says: “I was living in...

  • One Israeli creation for the weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    February 21, 2014 | 11:27 am

    Anat Ein Gedi is known amongst her close community as the “Painting Kindergarten Teacher.” She is currently studying for her PhD in Education, focusing on Integrating Arts at kindergartens. She is working as a kindergarten teacher in the past 16 years, combining her work as an...

  • One Israeli creation for the weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    February 14, 2014 | 11:05 am

    Nima Ktalav is an upcoming Israeli artist, specializing in water coloring, papercutting, sculpturing, sketching, and tapestry. She studied in Mizpe Ramon highschool of the arts and has a Bachelor’s degree in arts from Beit Berl College, The School of Art, Hamidrasha.


    Ktakav got...

  • One Israeli creation for the weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    August 30, 2013 | 12:48 pm

    Elad David was born in Jerusalem and has been living and working in Tel Aviv since 2003.  David graduated from the Minshar School of Arts, and holds a B.A. in Arts and Social Sciences. As a professional photographer, David specializes in portraiture, street art, fashion, and PR...

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  • Filmmaker forges intimate portrait of artist-activist Ai Weiwei

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 1, 2012 | 1:01 pm

    In 2010, Alison Klayman sat in a car in Chengdu, China, with her camera rolling as the internationally renowned conceptual artist and dissident Ai Weiwei scuffled with police, who were pushing and pulling at him and his entourage. The melee had erupted as Ai was attempting to file a...

  • Miri Ben-Ari performs for the president today

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 25, 2012 | 3:30 pm

    I spoke to the Grammy-winning hip-hop singer and violinist Miri Ben-Ari a few minutes ago, just as the Israeli-born artist was about to take the stage at Boston Symphony Hall to perform for President Barack Obama and a sold-out crowd of 1,800 viewers at an Obama Victory Fund 2012...

  • ‘Modigliani’ paints moving portrait of tormented artist

    April 25, 2012 | 11:29 am

    An artist’s angst over personal demons and the vicissitudes of the marketplace is depicted with a mixture of humor and pathos in the upcoming revival of “Modigliani” at the Open Fist Theatre in Hollywood. The story, set in the Montparnasse area of Paris in 1916, covers three...

  • Miri Ben-Ari, Hip-hop Grammy Award-winner, uses talent to better the world

    By Lauren Bottner

    November 28, 2011 | 10:28 am

    Miri Ben-Ari, violinist and Grammy winning singer, performed again in Washington last week at the Kennedy Center.  The popular singer has played with artists such as Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, and Britney Spears reported the Washington Examiner

    Previously Ben-Ari played at the White...

  • Lucian Freud, noted British artist, dies

    July 21, 2011 | 5:48 pm

    Lucian Freud, one of Britain’s most noted artists, has died at the age of 88.

    Freud, who was a grandson of Sigmund Freud, the pioneering figure of psychoanalysis, died at his London home on Wednesday.

    Born in Berlin in 1922, the future artist fled with his family to England at the...

  • ‘Simple Twist of Fate’ finds meaning in artist’s work

    By Celia Soudry

    May 5, 2008 | 12:30 pm

    From the small religious village of Beit Yatir, just south of Jerusalem, to the far more secular beach city of Santa Monica, Judith Margolis made quite a journey to become Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion’s (HUC-JIR) artist-in-residence. When she accepted the...

  • The classic Szyk haggadah becomes a modern masterpiece of the digital age

    By Tom Tugend

    April 17, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    There's a 1,000-year-old haggadah, there's an Internet haggadah, and now there is a new $15,000 Arthur Szyk Haggadah.

    Szyk (pronounced Shick) was a Jew, a Pole, an American, and always an artist, whose brilliant paintings and cartoons could give new life to ancient traditions or...

  • Art: Goldfarb’s sleight of hand and eye at MOLAA

    By Tom Freudenheim

    January 24, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    "Walter Goldfarb: D+Lirium," on view at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach through May 18, should reassure viewers that our art-jaded world still provides the occasional joy of discovery. The mid-career view of this talented Brazilian artist is also his first solo...
  • R.B. Kitaj—an appreciation

    By Tom L. Freudenheim

    December 27, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Amnon Barzel, the prominent contemporary art curator who served as the first director of what is now the new Jewish Museum in Berlin, says he arrived in Germany as an Israeli but left as a Jew. It is as much a comment on current German philo-Semitism (I've always said "now they love...
  • Life, liberty and the pursuit of beautiful language

    By Peter L. Rothholz

    December 20, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    For most of his 92 years, artist Sam Fink has been obsessed with the pursuit of freedom and the beauty of language. Even though he is a painter, he calls language "the highest form of art, higher even than painting and music."

    But even Fink could not have predicted that these...

  • On the tricky question of ‘who is a Jew[ish writer]?’

    By David Wolpe

    November 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    I do not know who qualifies as a Jewish writer.

    If you wish to count the non-Jewish John Updike because he created a Jewish protagonist (Henry Bech) or if you include genetically Jewish Muriel Spark (who converted to Catholicism and wouldn't know a box of tefillin or a bag of...

  • Books: The anti-Chagall offers a field guide to the shtetl

    By Gabriel Sanders

    November 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm



    "They Called Me Mayer July: Painted Memories of a Jewish Childhood in Poland Before the Holocaust" by Mayer Kirshenblatt and Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett (University of California Press, $39.95).

    Mayer Kirshenblatt was born in 1916 in the Polish town of Apt. In 1934, when he was...

  • Religious riot act, deaf in Africa, small sculptures, kid paint

    By Dikla Kadosh

    September 27, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday

    Tissa Hami is a Muslim Iranian American comic. Her blog profile says, "People who disapprove of her act will be taken hostage." Chad Lehrman is as Jewish as gefilte fish: He's geeky and meeky, eats bagels, sells insurance and is in show business. Lifelong Hindu Tapan Trivedi...

  • Chabad Telethon Sunday, ‘Shadow of Doubt’

    By Dikla Kadosh

    September 8, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday

    Only two more weeks until Yom Kippur ... are you mentally and emotionally prepared? Tackling the weighty topics of repentance and forgiveness can seem like a mighty task, but with the entertaining inspiration of "The Gates Are Closing" you can start thinking and discussing...
  • Desperate times forged painter’s creative legacy

    By Tom Tugend

    April 12, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Charlotte Salomon perished in Auschwitz at the age of 26, but the astonishing legacy she left behind will be celebrated this month in an exhibition and on stage.

    In her short life, Salomon was a prolific painter, but her style and sensibility were so unique that critics still have...
  • MLK Observances; Beethoven @ LACMA; Alpha Dog Rising

    By Keren Engelberg

    January 11, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Saturday the 13th

    Craig Taubman's regular "One Shabbat Morning" service gets a special theme for this one Shabbat. Dedicated to families who have children with special needs, this morning's affair will begin with guest speaker and educator Dr. David Ackerman discussing his...

  • He makes unique dreidels, and he makes them out of clay

    By Sarah Price Brown

    December 14, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    In a gallery carved into a stone wall amid the ancient ruins of Caesarea, Eran Grebler sits at a potter's wheel shaping clay dreidels.

    Outside, tourists explore the old amphitheater, temple and residential quarters of this Israeli city built by King Herod the Great in 30 B.C.E....

  • Versatile Israeli Violinist Gains ‘Dream’ Hip-Hop Hit

    By Loolwa Khazzoom

    August 31, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Perusing the hot R & B/Rap Billboard charts, one does not expect to see a red-headed Israeli artist -- replete with a classic "Jewfro" mop of curls -- represented by the No. 3 song. Then again, one does not expect that spot to be filled by a violin-dominated musical number with no...

  • Persian Jewish Artist Finds New Freedom

    By Karmel Melamed

    August 10, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Krista Nassi's art

    She has won international art competitions, sold her works around the globe, and even had her pieces displayed in renowned galleries around the world. Yet nothing might be more gratifying for Iranian Jewish artist Krista Nassi than displaying her work for the first time in the United...

  • Artists Dream in a Golden Age

    By Sarah Price Brown

    June 29, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Sam Erenberg spends most of the day, nearly every day, alone in a 1,000-square-foot box.

    "It's like a temple," the painter says of his artist's studio.

    A lonely temple, that is.

    "I'm the rabbi and congregation all in one," he says with a laugh.

    Working as an artist can be...

  • Film Paints Picture of Witty Polish Artist

    By Tom Tugend

    April 20, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    I was recently watching "When Do We Eat?" an otherwise forgettable movie about a disastrous Passover family reunion, when the setting of the seder table suddenly evoked some haunting memories.

    Sure enough, the credits noted that the scenes were based on illustrations from the late...

  • Video Bares Artist’s Obsession, Views

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    March 23, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    "I have a warped idea about my worth, my abilities as an artist, my intelligence," Jessica Shokrian says in her video installation at the Skirball Cultural Center. "For much of my life, I've been extremely concerned with how I look and how I think I look to other people. It's...

  • A Photojournalist’s Twist on Nazi Image

    By Tom Tugend

    March 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    A visitor to the Getty Center encounters a 1932 photomontage of Hitler, his right arm raised Nazi style. Behind him stands a corpulent German industrialist slipping wads of money into the Fuehrer's outstretched hand.

    The ironic title is "The Meaning of the Hitler Salute: Little Man...

  • Artist Depicts Pain of Genetic Ailment

    By Tom Tugend

    December 1, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    When he was 6 years old, Los Angeles artist Ted Meyer had two life-changing experiences. He won his first art show prize after copying a flamingo drawn by an older friend. Secondly, he was diagnosed as suffering from Gaucher Disease after intensive bouts of pain in his...

  • A Different Brand of Texas Governor

    By Robert David Jaffee

    November 10, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    They don't make Jews like Jesus anymore, Kinky Friedman proclaims in his most famous song. They don't make Jews like Kinky Friedman anymore, either. While there are some notable Jewish pop and rock icons, Jews have never proliferated in the ranks of country-western music. Nor are...

  • 7 Days in The Arts

    October 13, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday, October 15

    Joyous dance and celebration is at the heart of Russian American painter Ann Krasnow's art. Take it in, and meet the artist in person at Solaris Gallery's opening reception for "Ann Krasner: New Work."

    6-9 p.m. 9009 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood. (310)...

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