JTS Artist-in-Residence Program Opens Exhibition

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June 9, 2010, New York, NY

imageThe first-ever exhibition by participants in The Jewish Theological Seminary’s (JTS) Artist-in-Residence Program was held on Wednesday, May 5, 2010, in The Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary at 3080 Broadway.

The exhibition featured the work of eleven participants from the faculty, staff, and student community at JTS: Abby Cohen, Aryeh Davidson, Sarah Diamant, Jennifer Gresch, Jonathan Kremer, Leah Schechter-Bennett, Jennifer Stern, Frances Urman, Demetrios Vital, Judy Weiss, Batya Weinstock, and Jeremy Willinger. Their pieces represented a variety of artistic media.

JTS launched the Artist-in-Residence Program in the fall of 2009 as part of an ongoing effort to bring a greater awareness of art to the JTS community. The first artist-in-residence is renowned painter and sculptor Tobi Kahn. Works by Mr. Kahn are in major museums and corporate and private collections, and he has held more than forty solo exhibitions and sixty museum and group shows. He cofounded and served as facilitator of the Artists’ Beit Midrash at the Skirball Center of Temple Emanu-El in Manhattan. Mr. Kahn also lectures extensively and internationally at universities and public forums on the importance of visual language and art as healing.

The Artist-in-Residence Program is sponsored by JTS’s Chancellor Arnold M. Eisen, Office of Student Life, and Master's Program in Jewish Art and Visual Culture.

To view videos of the exhibition, please visit: http://tinyurl.com/3y79lpm

To view pictures of the exhibition, please visit: http://tinyurl.com/2e84avj