#PlusLight, curated by Tobi Kahn – on CBS Television
You are invited to participate!
Now in its second year, #PlusLight is a virtual project conceived by artist Tobi Kahn to focus on seeing light in everyday life, and sharing light and hope in the face of the daunting realities of our time. Inspired by Chanukah, the global community is invited to use this hashtag as a way of documenting the light we see in the world during the holiday season.
The program appeared on CBS NY news this past Friday. View it here.
With the help of the JCC Manhattan, BBYO, Jewish Art Salon and many other arts and school initiatives, they garnered almost 1,000 photos in the last two weeks.
Until December 31st, besides bringing light to the darkest time of the year, every twenty posts on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook means a book donated to JCC Manhattan’s Gift of Literacy early intervention program for second graders. You just need to have a public social media account, meaning anyone needs to be able to see your posts — something few people do on Facebook although it’s common on Twitter and Instagram — for the JCC to be able to aggregate the pictures on http://www.jccmanhattan.org/pluslight/.
The Jewish Art Salon (JAS) is a 501.c.3 non-profit organization. It is a global network of contemporary visual artists and art professionals. Established in 2008 and based in New York City, JAS has over 400 members and over 2,000 participants. Through its 60+ shows, events and collaborations in the US, Europe and Israel, JAS has reached approximately 30,000 individuals since its inception. JAS provides important programs and resources, and develops lasting partnerships with the international art community and the general public.