Posts Tagged ‘art’

Today in Israel History: Jan. 18, 1906 — Bezalel Art School Opens

Forty women, chosen from a pool of 400 applicants, begin studying painting, drawing and tapestry at the new Bezalel School of Arts and Crafts in Jerusalem. The school aims to teach crafts to the people of Jerusalem, develop original Jewish art, and find a visual expression for national and spiritual Jewish independence. Photo description: The original…

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Randi Schreiber making art with her children, Josh and Hannah

Sibling Social To Honor Mom

From the JN Staff Professionally, Randi Schreiber was a physician assistant specializing in pediatrics; but personally, she loved creating art. After Schreiber passed away in August 2016 at age 45, her family began searching for a meaningful way to honor her memory. “Randi always loved being around children,” recalled her mom, Susan Gartenberg. “Beginning when…

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Sharon Blatt with some of her handmade, personalized blankets and pillows; her stylized dollhouse in the background became a replica of her own house.

All By Hand

Sharon Blatt’s creations can be found worldwide. Above: Sharon Blatt with some of her handmade, personalized blankets and pillows; her stylized dollhouse in the background became a replica of her own house. Sharon Blatt of Farmington has always loved being a homebody. But rather than veg out with a book or TV show, she used her…

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Jewelry (a necklace with large beads( by Linda Golden

Art For Good

The annual Jewish Hospice & Chaplaincy Network Art Event keeps on growing. Above: Jewelry by Linda Golden Fran Broder was very close to her late mother-in-law, Dorothy Broder, who taught art and photography at Oak Park High School. After the elderly woman needed placement in a care facility, the family turned to the Jewish Hospice &…

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Yachts in a Tel Aviv marina. Tales From Israel.

Tales From Israel – Intro And Rishon I’tzion

An Introduction Trips to Israel were frequent over my lifetime. Both of my parents, Yonina and Meyer Mathis, had siblings and cousins who made Aliyah from Lithuania in the 1930’s. This small group has grown to about 100-plus in first, second and third generation relatives. When my sister, Gloria, made Aliyah with her husband Ancil…

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Tom Fox

A Living Museum

Brett Mountain Photographer Local artist Tom Fox has created a wonderland of creativity in his West Bloomfield home. Judi and Tom Fox have filled their West Bloomfield home with more than 400 multi-media artworks completed by one artist — Tom Fox. In a home studio outfitted with specialized equipment acquired over many years, Fox has…

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Kappy family: Ira, Ilse, Garry, Barbara and Irvin.

Faces & Places – HMC Award Ceremony

The Holocaust Memorial Center (HMC) in Farmington Hills hosted an award ceremony May 17 for the second annual Kappy Family Anne Frank Art & Writing Competition. The competition is presented with support from the Kappy family. Garry Kappy was born in Opatow, Poland. He was imprisoned in different labor camps when he was 15 years…

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Four Fairs In One

One event, four fairs and 1,000 artisans — and lots more — take over Ann Arbor. Two metal artists — one working large and the other working small — are among some 1,000 artists showcasing different media to enhance this year’s Ann Arbor Art Fair, the largest juried art fair in the country. Mark Zirinsky,…

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The mural at the Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue.

A Mural Of Many Colors

L.A. muralist Bunnie Reiss coats the Downtown Synagogue. Los Angeles muralist Bunnie Reiss left Detroit’s only synagogue a lot more colorful than when she arrived, cloaking it in symbols of luck, love and protection. Reiss, 43, took a week to paint her mural on the back of the four-story Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue on Griswold…

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Josh Silverman.

The Golden Touch

Alice Burdick Schweiger Special to the Jewish News Ann Arbor-native — and Etsy CEO — Josh Silverman has a knack for success. This past May marked the one-year anniversary of Josh Silverman becoming CEO of Etsy, the online marketplace that specializes in buying and selling vintage goods and handmade arts and crafts. Since Silverman, an…

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