48. Monday, April 8 - Sunday, June 3, 2013
ART AS TIKKUN OLAM
“RESTORING AND HEALING THE WORLD THROUGH ART”
CURATORS: Paula Mandel & Joan Myerson Shrager.
This exhibition showcased the vision of artists who reach out beyond the purview of their own personal art to the larger world. TIKKUN OLAM is a Hebrew phrase meaning to heal and restore the world. For the very first time, celebrated Philadelphia artists, teachers, founders of community centers, leaders in humanitarian causes, changers of the urban landscape were invited to exhibit their own work and present their community outreach experiences through statements of purpose and photographs of their community projects.
BACKGROUND OF THE EXHIBITION: The curators
Using their own experience as co-founders of The Stained Glass Project: Windows That Open Doors, guest curators and members of the Temple Judea Museum’s Artists Collaborative, Joan Myerson Shrager, digital painter and Paula Mandel, glass sculptor decided to center this exhibition on artists of Philadelphia who have bettered urban and rural life experiences through art.
ARTISTS IN THE EXHIBITION:
Isaiah Zagar, Lily Yeh, Jane Golden, Michelle Angela Ortiz, Syd Carpenter, Sharon Katz, Debra Kapnek, Carol Moore-Schulman, Susanne Okamoto, Arleen Olshan, Danielle Ruttenberg and Ellie Seif, and members of the Temple Judea Museum Artists Collaborative
A panel discussion was funded by PCA. It marked the first time these artists sat together in public discussion.