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Voices of Wisdom in the Ground Level Arts Lab

Voices of Wisdom in the Ground Level Arts Lab

New Works by Fellows of the Midwest Jewish Artists Lab

September 25, 2016 to March 19, 2017
Past Exhibit

This exhibit took place in the new Ground Level Arts Lab. MORE>

Voices of Wisdom showcased new works created by Spertus Institute's inaugural cohort of the Midwest Jewish Artists Lab. This year-long initiative brought together twelve distinguished local artists for workshops, study, and critiques. During the course of the program, each participant was charged with creating an artwork or series around the theme of wisdom.

The resulting work encompassed a remarkable array of media and approaches. Through technical skill and thoughtful engagement, the artists reinvent rituals, personalize liturgy, and capture the ever-changing face of Jewish life.

The artists selected to participate in the first Chicago cohort of the Midwest Jewish Artists Lab were:

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

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

Dimitri Pavlotsky at work

Artist Dimitri Pavlotsky has been filming himself at work, adding a perfomance element to his artistic practice. In this short video, he is painting a piece titled Kiddush.

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