Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Av 24, 5774
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By sculpting a raised arm emerging from a solid piece of marble, Jennifer Goldberg sought, through her art, to stress resistance rather than suffering. "When you see a lot of the Holocaust, it's people being victims," said Goldberg, 16, who just finished her sophomore year at Akiba Hebrew Academy in Merion Station. "I was trying to show something that represented...
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Harriet Goodheart, JE Feature
"I always thought everyone was like me," admitted Arina Engelmann, whose current exhibit, "Life Journey," can be seen through May 26 at Obix Gallery in Old City. Clearly, she was different. Born in Cologne, Germany, 45 years ago and growing up as a Catholic, it was not until she was a teenager - and living in Jerusalem - that she...
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Administrators at Pennsylvania State University have apologized for canceling a student art exhibit that explores hatred and anti-Semitism in Palestinian society, though neither the artist nor the director of the campus's Hillel chapter believe the school has gone far enough to make amends. Joshua Stulman, the 23-year-old artist, also claimed that, before the exhibit was called off, his painting adviser...
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Artist Laura F. Cohn's painting "Dancing the Hora" adorns the kitchen wall of her home in Bala Cynwyd. Like the artist herself, the creation was inspired by experiences and artistic traditions culled from disparate worlds and world views. Cohn, 42, grew up in a Chicago suburb and attended a humanistic Jewish congregation; her parents were married by a rabbi affiliated...
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Dan Rottenberg wants to bring a level of refinement to critiquing the arts in Philadelphia - and he doesn't think he's alone. "I had an idea there was an audience - I guess I would call it a highbrow audience - that none of the other media outlets are serving," said the 63-year-old. To address that community, the man launched...
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