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Midwest Jewish Artists Lab at Spertus Institute

Midwest Jewish Artists Lab at Spertus Institute

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Voices of Wisdom showcases works created by Spertus Institute's inaugural Midwest Jewish Artists Lab cohort.
On view in the Ground Level Arts Lab at Spertus, September 25, 2016 — March 18, 2017.


Dimitri Pavlotsky, an artist in Cohort 1, has been filming himself at work, adding a performance element to his artist practice. In this short video, he is painting a piece titled Kiddush.

Participating Artists

Midwest Jewish Artists Lab
Cohort 1: 2015/2016

Sylvia Alotta of Berwyn
Gabriella Boros of Skokie 
Melanie Dankowicz of Champaign 
Susan Dickman of Evanston 
Berit Engen of Oak Park
Jonathan Franklin of Oak Park 
Ellen Holtzblatt of Chicago 
Judith Joseph of Northbrook 
Stephen Levin of Riverwoods 
Carol Neiger of Glenview 
Dimitri Pavlotsky of Chicago 
Amy Reichert of Evanston

Berit Engen, a Cohort 1 artist who exhibited at Spertus in 2014, began weaving as a child in Norway. In this video she discusses (and sings) about weaving Judaism into her work.


Midwest Jewish Artists Lab
Cohort 2: 2016/2017

Stewart Cherlin of Park Ridge
Julie Cowan of Evanston 
Dorit Jordan Dotan of Evanston
Gabrielle Egnater of Chicago
Peter N Gray of Chicago 
Charlotte Hart of Evanston 
Alan Hobscheid of Chicago 
Suzanne Horwitz of Highland Park 
Sandra Perlow of Chicago
Joyce Polance of Chicago 
Charles Rice of Chicago 
Pauline L. Silberman of Chicago

The Midwest Jewish Artists Lab is generously supported by a grant from the Covenant Foundation.