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Summer ARTShops

As 2017 Fellows in The J's Jewish Artists Lab, we've been exploring the theme Outside | Inside: Exploring Boundaries and Otherness.

Now we want YOU to join our project! We invite you to participate in summer ARTshops, where you'll explore the theme with our JAL educators and create your own work of art, and see your work on display as part of our public exhibition opening on July 30th.

This year's workshops include storytelling, photography, painting, poetry, fabric design, film, and more!

Cost per workshop: $10 | Questions? (913) 327.8077

Speed Storytelling

Wednesday, June 7
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Heritage Center

With Sherri Jacobson and Rabbi Dani Rockoff - exclusively for Heritage Center participants. 

Prompts and examples will inspire participants to share short stories about themselves in a safe and enjoyable atmosphere. This program represents a partnership with ARTicipation at the Epsten Gallery.

Register online

Caring for The Other: You Shall Love Your Neighbor as Yourself

Monday, June 12
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Social Hall

Co-led by multimedia artist Allan Winkler and metal worker Robyn Nichols - be part of a joyous drum circle and papercutting workshop focusing on v'ahavta - and you shall love...

Register online

Our Private and Public Relationships with God: Creation, Meditation and Prayer

Thursday, June 15
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Social Hall

Co-led by musician + fiber artist Linda Salvay and poet Craig Salvay. Weave words and fabric, creating "textile poetry" in the form of personal challah covers, then transform the group's thoughts into music by creating a niggun (melody). Open to 15 participants.

Register online

Going Outside of Ourselves to Learn a Different Inside

Sunday, June 25
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
MAC Room

Co-led by author Darice Bailer and visual artist + life coach Lorrie Eigles. Push yourself beyond your comfort zone and discover strengths you never knew you had! Create a beautiful piece of art containing words and images describing an experience.

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Know the Soul of the Stranger

Thursday, July 6
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
MAC Room

Led by visual artist April Marie Mai, learn basic painting skills and create a unique abstract painting representing your idea of The Other. Participants must be age 16+.

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Ein Sof - Our Infinite Selves

Monday, July 10
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
MAC Room

Led by photographer Scott Fishman, create a hanging photo-collage in the shape of an infinity strip. Photos will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring their favorite photos to include. Participants must be age 16+.

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Ein Sof - Our Infinite Community

Monday, July 17
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
MAC Room

Led by architect Alejandro Aptilon, create a 3-D representation of yourself in cardstock and connect your work to an infinite chain of "beings."

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Crossing Boundaries, Creating Connections

Monday, July 24
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Heritage Center

Led by graphic artist Greg Azorsky, be part of a diverse group viewing renowned musician David Broza's 80-minute documentary East Jerusalem, West Jerusalem, his story of how music brought people from communities in conflict together. After a short discussion, we'll create a 3-D "map of minds" representing the intersections between people who appear on the outside to be very different. Participants must be age 16+.

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