Artist Statement: Paula Mandel

Moral Compass: Artists Respond to Crises Temple Judea Museum exhibition January – March 2021 Paula Mandel Life Boat Media: Artist-flameworked glass, mirror, vintage toaster, ceramic boat, chain While trying to deal with the day-to-day challenges of this all-encompassing pandemic, I found myself wistfully wishing to be whisked away by a mysterious...

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Artist Statement: Marthe Roberts/Shea

Moral Compass: Artists Respond to Crises Temple Judea Museum exhibition January – March 2021 Marthe Roberts/Shea Moral Compass Sterling Silver, Copper, 18K Gold, Peridot, Carnelian Most people are born with a Moral Compass, an internal mechanism calibrated to help us determine right from wrong. Theoretically, the ideal reading for the compass...

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Artist Statement: Marlene D’Orazio Adler

Moral Compass: Artists Respond to Crises Temple Judea Museum exhibition January – March 2021 Marlene D’Orazio Adler I Surrender Medium: Handmade paper with embedded black glass/string and Caran d’Ache Crayons In the fall of 2019 my car was broken into and two windows were smashed while I was attending an annual...

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Artist Statement: Lloyd Wolf

Moral Compass: Artists Respond to Crises Temple Judea Museum exhibition January – March 2021 Washington’s Other Monuments For the past seventeen years, I have been intensively documenting the numerous homemade shrines to victims of murder and violence that appear throughout the Washington DC area. I am deeply compelled by their heartbreaking...

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Artist Statement: Karen Shain Schloss

Moral Compass: Artists Respond to Crises Temple Judea Museum exhibition January – March 2021 Karen Shain Schloss Beth Sholom Commemoration Full sized sketch and to-scale final photograph Last February I was asked by the Executive Director of Beth Sholom Congregation to create a large scale paper cut to commemorate the refurbishing...

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Artist Statement: Joan Myerson Shrager

Moral Compass: Artists Respond to Crises Temple Judea Museum exhibition January – March 2021 Having spent the past 16 years running an art program for mainly Black teenagers, I have had the incredible experience of coming to know wonderful kids and parents. The Black Lives Matter Movement and marching for...

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Artist Statement: Diana Taflin Myers

Moral Compass: Artists Respond to Crises Temple Judea Museum exhibition January – March 2021 DIANA TAFLIN MYERS Diana Myers is an artist who creates sculptures, assemblages and collages with mixed media. She has studied art history and fine arts at the University of Pennsylvania, as well as at Cheltenham and other...

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Artist Statement: Rita Rosen Poley

Moral Compass: Artists Respond to Crises Temple Judea Museum exhibition January – March 2021 Over these many years my work has consistently been non-objective, meaning that it is concerned with expressing my ideas about shape, color, light, dark, texture etc., the formal elements that artists use to create a visual image....

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