‘Windows of Identity’ in Hadera features works by Nashville artists

Posted on: April 22nd, 2012 by The Jewish Observer

Seven Nashville artists participated in the exhibition “Windows of Identity” which was held in conjuncton with the 10th Anniversary “Taste of Partnership” celebration in Hadera, the Jewish Federation of Nashville’s partnership community in Israel. A dozen artists from the Partnership’s Southeast Region consortium of cities joined with nearly 40 Israeli artists from the Hadera-Eiron region and had their work displayed in a large mosaic at the Hadera Mall.

Each artist was asked to address the theme of their connection to Judaism, Israel and/or Zionism. Submissions included paintings, drawings, prints, photography, sculpture and fiber art. Leslie J. Klein, one of the Nashville artists who attended the opening reception on March 1, offered remarks on behalf of the American artists.

Many thanks to all of the Nashville artists who participated including Sharon Charney, Kaaren Hirschowitz Engel, Jerry Klein, Leslie J. Klein, Terry Lapidus, Sydney Reichman and Rhonda Polen Wernick.

After the exhibition concludes in Hadera, it will be kept intact for display at other locations in Israel. Plans are currently under way to mount another exhibition by Partnership artists in conjunction with the Jewish Federation of North America’s General Assembly to be held in Jerusalem in November 2013.

For more information, contact the Federation’s Partnership 2Gether (P2G) Director, Harriet Schiftan, at 354-1687 or by email at harriet@jewish nashville.org. •

Jerry Klein-Windows of Identity Collage

Kaaren Engel-Shabbat Lights

Leslie J. Klein-Lech Lecha

Rhonda Wernick-Hamsa

Sharon Charney-Roots in the City of Gold

Sydney Reichman-The Healing

Theresa Lapidus-Building for a Peaceful Tomorrow