SAN DIEGO–The Gotthelf Art Gallery, part of the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, Jacobs Family Campus, will present an exhibition From Desert to Desert: Southern California Artists from Israel, running September 15 – November 19. Art is for sale, with all proceeds benefiting the artists and the Gotthelf Art Gallery.
An opening night reception will be held on Wednesday, September 15 at 7:30 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public. Included with the reception is the panel: “The Business of Art:” Is art a viable investment and how is it valued? How is it effectively bought and sold, and what role does it play in my overall wealth? The panel is composed of a private wealth advisor, an art appraiser and an art dealer.
The show is guest curated by Sara Cannon, Director of the Museum Education and Tours Program at the Municipal Art Gallery and Hollyhock House.
Moshe Elimelech, Sharon Ben-Tal, Rhea Carmi, Malka Nedivi, Gali Rotstein, Lidia Shaddow and Guri Stark are examples of the strong and vital part that American Israeli artists play in the contemporary West Coast art scene. Their interests and artwork are diverse and respond to the myriad of issues of contemporary art and life at home and globally. In this exhibition of painting and sculpture, issues and interpretations of the beauty of the land and the environment are addressed along with aspects of memory, personal identity, heritage, family and abstract expressions of time and change. Together these works add their unique visual voices to life and art in Southern California.
Guri Stark resides in San Diego; all of the other artists currently live in Los Angeles.
The Gotthelf Art Gallery is devoted to expanding and enriching cultural life in San Diego by presenting the finest in Jewish artistic expressions, encouraging the preservation of Jewish culture and heritage, and nurturing new creativity in the arts.
The Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, Jacobs Family Campus, is located at 4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla. Gallery hours are Sunday-Friday, 9 a.m.—5 p.m.
For more information about the Gotthelf Art Gallery and other programs of the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture, visit the web site at www.sdcjc.org or call (858) 457-3030.