Fresh Voices of Contemporary Jewish Artists, an exhibition coordinated by The Jewish Artists Initiative, features the works of ten Los Angeles-based, mid-career artists, whose subject matter and media offer a fresh and contemporary approach to re-imagining Judaism in the new millennium. Fresh Voices includes work by Stas Orlovski, Karen Liebowitz, Carol Es, Josh Abarbanel, Gary Brown, Adrienne Adar, Marcie Kaufman, Eileen Levinson, Maital Guttman and Kate McKinney. The exhibit dialogue created by these artists represents a fresh voice from a generation of artists whose careers have unfolded in the secular art world but who are exploring in new ways their Jewish identity.
Exhibition on view through December 2009.
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