Mizel Museum's Second Annual Gathering Sparks Event to be Held Sunday, November 11, 2012

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Event Features Mixed Media Performance by Zion Ozeri and Rabbi Joe Black and Holiday Art Market by Mizel Museum Artists

Zion Ozeri

Photographer Zion Ozeri

Gathering Sparks on November 11 will celebrate the light of the winter season, with a mixed media performance by renowned photographer and musician, and a festive holiday art market.

Mizel Museum’s second annual Gathering Sparks event will be held Sunday, November 11, 2012, 1:00 to 6:00 pm at Congregation Rodef Shalom, 450 S. Kearney St., Denver. The event celebrates the light of the winter season through visual art and music, featuring a mixed media performance by world-renowned photographer Zion Ozeri and contemporary Jewish musician Rabbi Joe Black. The performance will be preceded by a Holiday Art Market featuring art for sale by Mizel Museum member artists.

Attendees will also be able to tour Mizel Museum’s permanent exhibit, 4,000 Year Road Trip: Gathering Sparks, located just north of Rodef Shalom at 400 S. Kearney St., Denver. The exhibit is a dynamic journey through art, artifacts and digital media that narrates and celebrates Jewish history and culture.

Zion Ozeri’s photography explores the Jewish experience. In his photographs, Ozeri encounters Jewish communities scattered across the world and in them he finds a sense of home, familiar customs and shared experiences. Ozeri will serve as the museum’s November artist-in-residence, conducting a Salon Night on Thursday, November 8, 5:30 pm and The Art of Shabbat, a community Shabbat Dinner, on Friday, November 9, 4:15 pm, both events to be held at the Mizel Museum. For more information and tickets visit http://www.mizelmuseum.org.

Rabbi Joe Black is one of the most popular Jewish contemporary artists in the United States. He has been a featured performer at numerous national events. He has recorded five critically acclaimed albums of Jewish music and shared his music with hundreds of Jewish communities around the United States and Canada. He also has been featured in many acoustic music venues around the country. Rabbi Black is Senior Rabbi of Temple Emanuel in Denver.

Tickets to Gathering Sparks are $18 for Mizel Museum members; $22 for non-members. To purchase tickets and for more information visit http://www.mizelmuseum.org or call (303) 749-5014.

About the Mizel Museum
The Mizel Museum is a portal to the contemporary Jewish experience. Exhibits, events and educational programs offer interactive experiences that promote community, understanding and multiculturalism. The Museum is located at 400 S. Kearney Street, Denver, where visitors can tour the new permanent exhibit, 4,000 Year Road Trip: Gathering Sparks, a dynamic journey through art, artifacts and digital media that narrates and illuminates Jewish history and culture. For more information visit http://www.mizelmuseum.org or call 303-394-9993.

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