Category Yona Verwer

Jewish Art Salon rockets to Teaneck

Joanne Palmer wrote an in-depth article about the Jewish Art Salon, its mission, and its upcoming exhibition at the Jerusalem Biennale. Quotes by Archie Rand, Miriam Stern, Joel Silverstein,  and Yona Verwer.   … Other questions that hover over any discussion of Jewish art also are the very basic ones: What is Jewish art? What is […]

R.I.P. Benjamin Melendez

Benjamin “Yellow Benjy” Melendez has passed away. His extraordinary life as a Latin gang leader in the Bronx, who transformed his life upon discovering his family’s Converso roots, was uniquely captured by Julian Voloj. Selections of Voloj’s award-winning graphic novel Ghetto Brothers: From Warrior to Peacemaker were curated by Yona Verwer into an exhibition by the Jewish Art […]

Personal Renaissance at the Belskie Museum

The Belskie Museum in Closter, NJ is hosting an art exhibit where artists reflect on their past artwork and compare to their more current art. The exhibition shows how past ideas and personal growth impacted and inspired their current work.  Opening Reception March 5, 1-5 pm. Presentation at 3:30 pm Artist Talk March 26 at 3 pm. Belskie Museum […]

YNY Chronika at Abrazo Interno Gallery NYC

Trees of Life and Evil Eyes: A Contemporary Take on Superstition, Symbols and Mysticism will have a second reception at the Abrazo Interno Gallery for the public and for the participants of Yiddish New York, a 5 day celebration of Yiddish Music, Language and Culture. Arts reception 6-9 PM, Saturday, December 24, 2016 That same night, […]

Trees of Life and Evil Eyes at the Abrazo Interno Gallery

Trees of Life and Evil Eyes: A Contemporary Take on Superstition, Symbols and Mysticism. December 8, 2016 – December 28, 2016. Opening reception December 8, 6-9 PM. A special event and dance party with live Klezmer music will be held on December 24th, 2016 from 6-9 PM, for the opening of Yiddish New York. Bring your dancing shoes […]

Augmented Reality & Jewish Art

Cynthia Beth Rubin and Yona Verwer are exhibiting collaborative interactive artworks in the exhibition ARt, ARchitecture & AR: Augmented Reality & Jewish Art. Art Kibbutz Nolan Park, Building 6-B, Governors Island, NY Artists Reception Sunday September 11th, 11-6. The artists will also be present Sunday Sept. 18, 11-5. Otherwise by appointment. Contact Yona here. In addition the artists each have some solo […]

Dimensions of Spirituality: Rosh HaShanah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot

The Jewish Art Salon partners with the Jewish Artists Initiative to present two High Holiday-themed exhibitions. ON VIEW | August 15 – December 19, 2016, Monday – Friday: 9  – 5  RECEPTION | September 21: 7 – 9 PM Acclaimed Israeli artist and Chair of the Art Department at University of Haifa, Sharon Poliakine, will provide commentary on the […]

Tradition and Transformation: Three Millennia of Jewish Art and Architecture

Ori Z. Soltes’ new book was recently published and is available here on Amazon. This magnum opus of 630 pages is currently available as a black & white edition. The two-volume full-color edition will be available in a few months. Not only are many Jewish Art Salon artists represented in this book, it ends with our […]

Meditations on Place at the Koslowe Gallery

Cynthia Beth Rubin and Yona Verwer are exhibiting their collaborative interactive artworks in the exhibition Meditations on Place at the Koslowe Gallery in Mamaroneck, NY.  The show is curated by Amy Levine-Kennedy.  In addition, each artist has solo works on view as well. Opening reception Thursday June 2 at 7:45 pm Koslowe Gallery at the Westchester Jewish Center 175 […]

Symposium on Femininity and Masculinity in Jewish Art

The Mishkan Museum in Ein Harod, Israel, hosts a closing event on January 29th at the exhibit New York / New Work, which features works by Jewish Art Salon members. This symposium, in memory of Ahuva Ben Aharon, is done in conjunction with Midreshet Ein Hanatziv, Niggun Nashim and Oranim College.  The New York / New Work exhibition […]

The Jew As The “Other”, art exhibition at Yiddish New York Festival

The Jew As The “Other” Wednesday, December 23 – Wednesday, December 30, 2015, 3-7:30 pm Opening reception  Wednesday, December 23  from 5:00-8:00 PM. Abrazo Interno Gallery, Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center, 107 Suffolk Street, New York NY. Organizers and jurors: Tine Kindermann, Deborah Ugoretz, Yona Verwer From the myth of Salome, the quintessential femme fatale, over the […]

“New York New Work” at the Mishkan Museum of Art

  The Mishkan Museum of Art in Ein Harod presents New York / New Work: Contemporary Jewish Art from NYC  November 13 – January 31, 2016 Opening Reception Friday November 13, 11:30 AM. Mishkan Museum of Art, Ein Harod, 18965 Israel The exhibition, co-organized by the Jewish Art Salon, a global group of artists and scholars, […]

‘Blue like Me’ Film Screening & Exhibit Opening at American Sephardi Federation NY

The Jewish Art Salon is proud to co-sponsor The American Sephardi Federation’s film screening of Siona Benjamin at the Center for Jewish History. Blue like Me’: An Indian-Jewish Artist’s Boundless Imagination”, film screening of a documentary about Jewish Art Salon’s Founding Member Siona Benjamin will be followed by “Baghdadis & The Bene Israel in Bollywood & […]

Call for Art: The Jew As The Other

Yiddish New York* invites artists to submit work for a special exhibition, The Jew as the Other, which will be featured from Wednesday, December 23 – Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at the Abrazo Interno Gallery, Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center, 107 Suffolk Street on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. The exhibition will open with a reception on Wednesday, December 23 […]

Rooted – The Ecological Duality of Nature and Jewish Identity

Tuesday October 13, from 6:00 – 9:00 pm opens a new exhibit by Art Kibbutz NY, and co-sponsored by the Jewish Art Salon. The Manny Cantor Center at NY’s Lower East Side will host the exhibit till December 1, 2015. This exhibition explores the dual role of art embedded in the environment and in Jewish identity. […]

New York / New Work – Talks & Films at the Jerusalem Biennale

Wednesday 30th of September, 16:30 – 19:00 NEW YORK / NEW WORK – ARTISTS TALKS & FILMS As part of the Jerusalem Biennale 2015 Van Leer Institute, Polonsky Auditorium, Jabotinsky 43, Jerusalem   16:00 – View the art exhibit.        ARTISTS TALKS 16:30 – Panel with exhibiting artists Yona Verwer, Richard McBee, Cynthia Beth Rubin, David Wander. Introductions by Dvora […]

Jewish Art Salon at the Jerusalem Biennale 2015

THE SECOND JERUSALEM BIENNALE FOR CONTEMPORARY JEWISH ART WILL SHOWCASE THE WORK OF NEARLY 200 ISRAELI AND INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS. The Jewish Art Salon’s Pavilion at the Polonsky Academy features New York / New Work: Contemporary Jewish Art from NYC, curated by Dvora Liss and David Sperber Participating artists: Helène Aylon, Siona Benjamin, Tobi Kahn, Rachel Kanter, Robert Kirschbaum, Richard McBee, Archie Rand, Cynthia […]

JOMIX Catalog

We are proud to announce the catalog of our art exhibit JOMIX-Jewish Comics; Art & Derivation Expertly designed by Dorit Jordan Dotan, the print version will be ready late September. Online preview here. The exhibit, an expanded version of the previous JOMIX, is curated by Joel Silverstein, Aimee Rubensteen, and Richard McBee. Wendi Furman and Yona Verwer assisted […]

Hidden Links: Exploring Jewish Identity, the Work of Yona Verwer & Cynthia Beth Rubin

Produced by the Mizel Museum, Denver, CO, and the Center for the Arts Evergreen. Curated by Georgina Kolber and Stephanie Perkins. Center for the Arts, Evergreen, Colorado. July 30 – September 4, 2015. Opening July 30, 4-7 PM. New York artists Cynthia Beth Rubin and Yona Verwer exhibit works created together and separately, demonstrating how very different […]

Shmita Artfest NY

Sunday August 9 on Governors Island, NY. At the Shmita Artfest, organized by Art Kibbutz, and presented in partnership with the Jewish Art Salon, Hazon, LabShul, Romemu, and Schusterman Foundation’s ROI network, members of the public can take part in a number of activities: –  Open Studio visits at Art Kibbutz Summer Residency –  Jewish […]

ALL | TOGETHER | DIFFERENT – A survey of Lower East Side Artists

Opening Reception Thursday, February 12, 2015, 7-9 PM Curator Linda Griggs. Curatorial advisor Yona Verwer. RECEPTION EVENTS • 7:30 PM Address from NY Department of Cultural Affairs Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl. •  “Ignited NY” Photo Booth Portraits by Steve Ellis. This exhibit is a survey of current Lower East Side artists — those still engaged in a forever changing […]

Anne Frank and her disciples

By Gloria Kestenbaum, January 16, 2014 With apologies to Nathan Englander, what should we look at when we look at Anne Frank?  Faith & Form, the new exhibit at The Anne Frank Center USA provides some answers.  Aligned with the Center’s mission of using the diary and spirit of Anne Frank as tools to educate about the dangers of racism, anti-Semitism […]

FAITH and FORM – Addressing Intolerance and Anti-semitism

The Anne Frank Center USA Announces Faith & Form, a new exhibit with the Jewish Art Salon. “Responding to the mission of the Anne Frank Center USA, The exhibit features Jewish Art Salon artists from North America, Israel and Europe whose work addresses themes of intolerance, identity, anti-semitism, racism, and discrimination,” explains Yvonne Simons, executive director […]

United (Jewish) Artists

By Aaron Rosen, December 2013 Excerpt:  For Dutch-born artist Yona Verwer, the driving force behind Jewish Art Salon in New York, both the Beit Midrash and JAI provided critical inspiration. Before she founded the salon in 2008, she says, “there was no community. Most artists did not know each other, nor did they know art historians, curators and […]

Two Artists Address Difficult Issues In Tribeca Exhibit

By Caroline Lagnado, 10/29/2013 Tribeca’s Synagogue for the Arts, which is an architectural masterwork itself, is hosting a new exhibit in its downstairs gallery space, featuring work by Yona Verwer, a Dutch-born, New York-based artist and Heather Stoltz, also a New York artist. Each looks to the topic of vulnerability in New York City. Verwer, co-founder and co-president […]

JAS SESSION Tribeca Synagogue for the Arts

3 Artist Presentations and 2 Art Exhibits Tribeca Synagogue For The Arts Gallery 49 White Street, New York, NY 10013 Thursday, October 17, 2013 6-7 PM Opening Reception  “City Charms & Sewing Stories”, art exhibits by Heather Stoltz and Yona Verwer. 7-8 PM Artists Presentation, hosted by the Jewish Art Salon. Presenters: Marisa Scheinfeld and […]

ELAT CHAYIM ARTFEST

Join the Jewish Art Salon at the Elat Chayim ArtFest at the Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center in the Berkshires Sunday, June 30 – Wednesday, July 3, 2013 Celebrating and highlighting the vibrant infusion of creativity and artistic engagement in a diverse, eco-conscious Jewish community. This art festival offers a wildly diverse array of opportunities to […]

WARRIOR/PEACEMAKER: A Graphic Novel – Julian Voloj

The Jewish Art Salon, the Kraft Center, Be’chol Lashon and JWalks present: Julian Voloj’s “Warrior/Peacemaker: A Graphic Novel” with illustrations by Claudia Ahlering. Curated by Yona Verwer. The Columbia / Barnard Kraft Center, 606 West 115th Street, NYC Tuesday March 12, 2013 6-8 PM Opening Reception,   7 pm Q & A with Benjamin Melendez and Julian Voloj, moderated […]

INTO THE VOID – Cynthia Beth Rubin

The Jewish Art Salon and the Kraft Center present: Into the Void: Digital Images, Paintings, Video  Exhibition by Cynthia Beth Rubin  Curated by Yona Verwer Tuesday, February 12, 2013 6:00-7:30 PM – Reception 7:30-8:15 PM – Discussion Imagery After Abstraction: Filling the Void Panelists Helene Aylon, Elisa Decker, Bruria Finkel and Cynthia Beth Rubin. Moderated by Debra […]

FRACTURED EPICS – Joel Silverstein

December 12, 2012- January 27, 2013. Presented by: The Jewish Art Salon & The Columbia / Barnard Kraft Center 606 West 115th Street, New York, NY, 10025 Opening Reception: Wednesday, Dec. 12th. 6:00-8:30 PM 7:30-8:15 PM  Roundtable Discussion,  Jewish Narrative Painting  with members of The Jewish Art Salon: Joel Silverstein, Exhibition Artist, Senior Curator/Founding Member Elke Reva Sudin, […]

TEXT & CONTEXT

The Jewish Art Salon, Oholiav, and the Columbia / Barnard’s Kraft Center for Jewish Student Life are proud to present CELEBRATE Join us Thursday October 11, 2012, 6pm TEXT: A comparative exhibition in black and white by Ellen Alt   In the late 80’s Ms. Alt created a series based on the design of the […]

SILENT WITNESSES: Synagogues Transformed, Rebuilt or Abandoned

Artists Respond to History Holocaust Memorial Center 28123 Orchard Lake Road Farmington Hills, MI 48334 (Metro Detroit) Hours: Sun – Thurs 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM, Fri 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM Tel: (248) 553-2400. “Silent Witnesses” is a collaboration of the Cultural Heritage Artists Project,  the Jewish Art Salon, JWalks, and the Holocaust Memorial […]

Successful Artists Network

  By Julian Voloj, June 7, 2013 The Jewish Art Salon in New York offers contemporary artists the opportunity to mingle and gain exposure for their work. The Jewish Art Salon organizes bimonthly programs that brings together artists, curators, and art lovers in the New York area. “It is an excellent opportunity for networking,” says Yona Verwer, […]

Warrior / Peacemaker

Warrior / Peacemaker: A Graphic Novel Preview Julian Voloj’s WARRIOR/PEACEMAKER is a work-in-progress graphic novel with illustrations by Claudia Ahlering. Based on interviews with former activists, Julian Voloj tells the story of the 1971 Hoe Avenue Peace meeting; a gang truce that led to the birth of breakdancing, graffiti, and hip-hop. The central figure of […]

Fractured Epics: Joel Silverstein Paintings

By: Richard McBee November 23rd, 2012. Latest update: June 10th, 2013 Joel Silverstein is a comrade-in-arms. We share many ideas about the creation and nature of contemporary Jewish Art, as well as a commitment to the growing Jewish Art community, exemplified by the Jewish Art Salon of which we are both founding members and curators. This exhibition […]

The Jewish Art Salon at the CAJM Conference

Algemeiner Bridging the Institutional Gap: The Jewish Art Salon at the CAJM Conference By Elke Reva Sudin, March 2, 2011 This week the Conference of American Jewish Museums was held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania uniting museum directors, curators, and artists from across the country. The Jewish Art Salon gave a special presentation for the members of the conference hosted at […]

Interview with Yona Verwer

2Life Magazine, November 25, 2009 By Julian Voloj On December 6th, the Cultural Heritage Artists Project will open its first exhibition, dedicated to the Orchard Street Synagogue. Before the exhibition opens at the John Slade Ely House in New Haven, 2Life Magazine will feature various participating artists. Each one will get three questions related to their artwork and their experience. […]

DURA EUROPOS PROJECT II

UJA-Federation of New York features The Dura Europos Project: An Ancient Site Interpreted Through 21st Century Eyes This exhibit is a project of the Jewish Art Salon. Exhibit on view till June 11, 2012. Guest Speakers March 27 Richard McBee and Joel Silverstein, Curators, Jewish Art Salon. Yona Verwer, President, Jewish Art Salon UJA-Federation of […]

Tzelem

The Jewish Press “The Amulet, the Temple, the Disfigured Book and the Buterflies: The Art of Yona Verwer, Robert Kirschbaum, David Friedman and Joel Silverstein,” by Menachem Wecker, May 27, 2009 Throughout the ages, synagogues have housed some of the greatest examples of Jewish art, including the mosaic floors at Bet Alpha and the frescoes at […]

JAS at Limmud NY 2012

The Jewish Art Salon will be represented at Limmud by founding/director Yona Verwer. She will participate in two events.   Radical Jewish Art and Community Presented by Art Kibbutz NYC Marc Michael Epstein, Frank London, Patricia Eszter Margit, Greg Wall, Yona Verwer Sunday 4:20 PM–5:35 PM Columbia Three Jewish cultural organization’s leaders discuss how their work creates […]

The Jewish Museum Lecture

Two Jewish Art Salon members, Shoshannah Brombacher and Yona Verwer, will be presenting at the Jewish Museum. Brombacher will discuss The Portuguese (Marano) Jewish Community in 17th century Amsterdam; and Gravestone inscriptions at Bet Haim cemetery. Verwer will speak about The Jewish Art Salon, Dutch Jewish art today, and her own artwork. Travel U: The Jews of The Netherlands […]

Mima’amakim

After 10 years, eight journals, tons of open mics and performances, the 2010 edition of Mima’amakim will be the last. Join us for poetry readings and an art exhibit of artists previously published in the journal. Art exhibit at 7:30 pm, show begins at 8. Saturday February 5, 2011. Art exhibit by Jewish Art Salon […]

GENERATION D: IDENTITIES

Generation D: Identities Flomenhaft Gallery Annex, 547 W 27 Street, Suite 528, N.Y. Tues., Dec. 14, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. 2010 Co-hosted by the the Jewish Art Salon, Flomenhaft Gallery and Be’chol Lashon. Contact: Katrina Ellis/212-268-4952. An exhibit celebrating Jewish diversity The gallery annex will feature the work of Siona Benjamin, originally from Bombay, now […]

THE DURA EUROPOS PROJECT: An ancient site revisited through 21st century eyes

  Artists examine what the ancient Dura Europos artists did with subject, style, history, idea, underlying texts and their myriad commentaries, and they provide their own 21st century interpretations. This includes depictions of the Jewish texts, episodes from history, ideas of the sacred, evoking a historical style, Jewish and pagan identities, and sacred space. This […]

SEDUCED BY THE SACRED: Forging a Jewish Art

This exhibit, which is curated by Richard McBee and Joel Silverstein, features artists who have been moved by the idea of the sacred in their work, including concepts of divinity and or the sublime. The exhibit takes place from Oct. 3 to Nov. 22, 2010, at the Charter Oak Cultural Center in Hartford, Conn., and the […]

TZELEM

This project was produced in conjunction with LABA, the National Laboratory for New Jewish Culture at the 14 Street Y. April 26 – May 17, 2009, Stanton Street Synagogue The pioneering importance of this exhibit, Tzelem-Likeness and Presence in Jewish Art, was that it corralled, for the first time, a diverse, balanced and complete range of […]