April 14 - June 23, 2013
"And there was evening and there was morning…"
An Exhibit of the
Jewish Women Artists’ Circle
Creation of a New Day, by Sandy M. Baron, fiber
For this exhibit, we explored the first chapter of Genesis and also had study sessions on evolution.
We are grateful to the scholars who guided us in our exploration of the theme of creation: Rabbi Esther Adler, Rabbi Yonatan Sadoff, Rabbi Adam Stock Spilker, Rabbi Meir Smith, Phil Goldman, Professor Susan Wick, and Professor Sharon Jansa.
Embraced by Creation: Making My Own Batik Tallit (Prayer Shawl)
by Aimee Orkin, batik
Confluence II, by Joyce Lyon, oil on paper
The Jewish Women Artists’ Circle was launched in the summer of 2005, originally funded in part by a grant from Rimon, the Minnesota Jewish Arts Council, an initiative of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation.
For more information about the Jewish Women Artists’ Circle, see our website www.jewishwomenartistscircle.com. You can also contact Lucy Rose Fischer, Coordinator, email@example.com or 952-925-0649.
Why Art Matters
Art matters because it provides a communication tool between an artist or designer and the diverse audience who encounters the art. This encounter may generate thought, stimulate conversation, or evoke emotion.
When we first wake up and become aware of light and shape around us, we see. This is a passive experience. We look when we focus our attention on specific objects, images, or details. Looking is active and engaging.
A beautiful piece of art is pleasing to the eye and soul. Sometimes sad and ugly stories need telling and they might be disturbing and uncomfortable. These scenarios share a common goal: to capture attention and to elicit a reaction. Sometimes thinking is more important than liking. - Rodney Allen Schwartz
Upcoming Exhibition Schedule:
Seasons of Life ~ Westminster Members Exhibition, June 30 - September 8, 2013
A Cabinet of Curiosities, September 15 - November 24, 2013
The Westminster Gallery ~ Come for the Art, Stay for the Grace
The Westminster Gallery exhibits and collects religious and secular art representing diverse ethnic and cultural traditions to illuminate the connection between art and how it informs our faith.
Download a PDF Self-Guided Tour brochure to learn more about Westminster's art and architecture.