IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Claire Jackson – portraiture and Jewish narrative at the Salon Apr 21

April 17, 2013 at 11:26 am by

Claire Jackson’s realistic portraiture draws inspiration from personal narrative. In this piece, Claire portrays her friend, Ben  Abeles, who is 88 and arrived in England on the Kindertransport. Ben has lived in the United States and Israel as well as other countries. The surrounding images show part of his story:  the family who were murdered in the extermination camps two […]

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Yona Verwer at Jewish Eyes on the Arts Salon April 21

April 15, 2013 at 11:11 am by

  Yona Verwer Tightrope 10′ x 6′ x 6′ Yona Verwer will be presenting the piece during our upcoming Salon evening, April 21. Tightrope is about the Jewish community on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Observant Jews cannot carry anything on the street on the Sabbath. The construction of an eruv, often a thin wire stretched on light […]

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Text/Context – Oholiav hosts exhibit at Kraft Center Oct 11- Nov 29

October 28, 2012 at 4:25 pm by

On October 11, Oholiav proudly opened our very first art exhibit, at the Columbia/Barnard Hillel Kraft Center, featuring the work of artist Ellen Alt  and almost 30 other artists from around the world! The exhibit focuses on text and how artists use the written word for visual impact and inspiration. The show will be on display […]