Creating Community: The Art of Loving Your Neighbor

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Creating Community: The Art of Loving Your Neighbor is an exhibition dedicated to the multi faith and cultural mission of the Pico Union Project to “love your neighbor as yourself.”

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The artwork in the exhibition conveys a sense of community, looking at it from an historical perspective and the rich history found throughout the neighborhoods in the Los Angeles area.

Creating Community: The Art of Loving Your Neighbor
Artists from the Jewish Artists Initiative
Pico Union Project
April 7 – June 2, 2019

Creating Community: The Art of Loving Your Neighbor is an exhibition dedicated to the multi faith and cultural mission of the Pico Union Project to “love your neighbor as yourself.”

Members of the Jewish Artists Initiative based in Los Angeles were invited to submit artwork for the exhibition focusing on the core value of the Pico Union Project. Members were encouraged to explore the neighborhoods around the Pico Union Project, to see how this principle has been put into practice. Members also explored their own neighborhoods to identify what makes a community flourish and what makes people feel disenfranchised in their community.

The Jewish Artists Initiative (JAI) is an artist-run organization committed to fostering visual art by Jewish artists and promoting dialogue about Jewish identity and related issues among members of the arts community. The artwork in the exhibition conveys a sense of community, looking at it from an historical perspective and the rich history found throughout the neighborhoods in the Los Angeles area. The artists explored how the diversity of cultures, immigrants and their own family histories, from when they came here to find new neighbors and community. The artists questioned what it means to lose your community and have to find a new place. They explored why it is important to have good neighbors, and how coming together as a community can transcend isolation, loneliness and despair.

An opening reception will be held on Sunday, April 7th from 5:30pm – 7:30pm.

It is an opportunity to meet the artists. Participating artists include: Shula Singer Arbel, Bill Aron, Lorraine Bubar, Isaac Bynjegard-Bialik, Rhea Carmi, Stacie Chaiken, Pam Farkas, Lorin Fife, Susan Gesundheit, Barry Gordon, Lucie Hinden, Gilah Yelin Hirsch, Rachelle Mark, Randi Matuschevitz, Sarah Pavsner Mael, Marleene Rubenstein, Ruth Weisberg, and
Jana Zimmer.

The exhibition was organized by Georgia Freedman-Harvey and Bill Aron.

To learn more about the Pico Union Project and exhibition visit http://www.picounionproject.org/artlove

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