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Former Israeli artists now living in California to exhibit at LFJCC

SAN DIEGO (Press Release) – “From Desert to Desert: Southern California Artists from Israel” will be the subject of an exhibtion from Sept. 15 to Nov. 19 at the Gotthelf Art Gallery, part of the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, Jacobs Family Campus.  Proceeds from the art for sale will benefit the artists and the Gotthelf Art Gallery.

A free opening night reception will be held on Wednesday, September 15th at 7:30 p.m.  Included with the receptionwill be a panel: “The Business of Art:”  Is art a viable investment and how is it valued?  How is it effectively bought and sold, and what role does it play in a person’s overall wealth?  The panel will be composed of a private wealth advisor, an art appraiser and an art dealer.

The show is guest curated by Sara Cannon, Director of the Museum Education and Tours Program at the Municipal Art Gallery and Hollyhock House.

Moshe Elimelech, Sharon Ben-Tal, Rhea Carmi, Malka Nedivi, Gali Rotstein, Lidia Shaddow and Guri Stark are examples of the strong and vital part that American Israeli artists play in the contemporary West Coast art scene. 

Their interests and artwork are diverse and respond to the myriad of issues of contemporary art and life at home and globally.  In this exhibition of painting and sculpture, issues and interpretations of the beauty of the land and the environment are addressed along with aspects of memory, personal identity, heritage, family and abstract expressions of time and change.  Together these works add their unique visual voices to life and art in Southern California.

Guri Stark resides in San Diego; all of the other artists currently live in Los Angeles.

Preceding provided by the Gotthelf Gallery at the Lawrence Family JCC

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