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REINVENTING EDEN – Jewish Art Salon Open Studios

The Jewish Art Salon is excited to invite you to Reinventing Eden, the next live session of our successful online series Open Studios.

The Garden of Eden represents unspoiled nature, the world before corruption. We present three artists who express natural beauty in their work, and the imperative of preserving the gift of our natural world: Hagit Cohen, Carol Neiger and Beth Shadur.

Sunday, December 4, 12 PM ET, 11 AM CT, 9 AM PT, 7 PM Israel

Zoom info will be sent to our email list on the day of the event.

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The JAS Open Studios Program Series is curated by Dorit Jordan Dotan and Judith Joseph.

It is supported by Advisor Yona Verwer and team members Cheselyn Amato and Chana Wiesenthal Elias.

About the Presenters:

Israeli-born artist Hagit Cohen creates site specific installations that are made with printed imagery on silk, satin and meshed fabrics. These installations act as “sacred spaces” inviting the viewer to dwell in the realm between the physical and spiritual worlds.

Hagit hold an MFA in Imaging Arts from the Rochester Institute of Technology, where she also taught fine art photography for several years. Hagit has exhibited her artwork in Tel Aviv, Toronto, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Berkeley and Oakland. Her latest show at the David Brower Center, Hazel Wolf Gallery, examines the importance of connecting people to wilderness as a vehicle for them to appreciate, understand, and ultimately protect the natural environment. In 2021 she was awarded a year fellowship with LABA East Bay, a contemporary Jewish cultural laboratory, aiming to inspire the creation of art, dialogue, and study. Hagit lives in Berkeley, CA. IG: @hagitcoh


Carol Neiger was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Neiger’s paintings and prints explore the connection between memory, inherited memory, and place. Her work also explores the power of nature to heal us and our critical responsibility to take care of our world.

A year-long fellowship with Spertus Institute Midwest Artists’ Lab culminated in an exhibition with eleven artist-fellows on Judaism and wisdom. Wishing to continue to collaborate and meet, they cofounded the Jewish Artists Collective Chicago. JACC is a group of multidisciplinary artists connected through common heritage and committed to sharing ideas, enriching practices, and creating dialogue with the community. IG: @carollezbergneiger


Beth Shadur has exhibited widely in solo and group exhibitions in the United States and abroad, including at the Art Institute of Chicago and at the Drawing Center in New York City; She has created over 150 large public murals as public, private and community art projects in both the United States and Great Britain.  She has taught and served as a visiting artist at many colleges and universities. Shadur’s work appears in many publications, books and catalogues, including Twentieth Century Watercolors, Abbeville Press and Art and Cartography, Art Institute of Chicago. Her work addressing human impact on the natural environment has taken her to residencies in Banff, Iceland and Ireland. IG: @bethshadur


Graphic by Dorit Jordan Dotan. Art by Carol Neiger.

This program is made possible with generous support by CANVAS.

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