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Old City Jewish Art Center and ARTsisters announce the opening of ARTsisters’ group exhibit “Breath of Fresh Air” on First Friday, May 6, 5 – 9 PM, followed by a community Shabbat dinner. 23 member artists will participate in this group exhibit welcoming spring. Art will include paintings in oil and acrylic, works on paper, mixed media, 3-D in many different styles and forms. There will also be an Artists’ Talk and Reception on Sunday, May 22, 2- 4 PM. The show runs until May 30. Check the website www.ocjac.org for specific hours.
In 2005 Linda Dubin Garfield realized that her long-time friend and fellow artist Leslie DeBrocky functioned as more than a friend when it came to art—she was really an ARTsister, one who knew the process and understood the challenges of a professional artist. Together they created ARTsisters.
ARTsisters is a group of professional artists who empower each other and the community through art. It is their belief that the collective energy generated, motivated and inspired by professional women artists creates synergy. They share their creative spirit to benefit the community through exhibitions, special projects, workshops and art donations.
Founded in 2006, the OCJAC was envisioned as a platform to build Jewish community through the arts. Building steadily since then, the OCJAC gallery has become an exhibition space for serious artists, holds monthly “First Friday” art receptions with a Jewish twist and provides social and Jewish holiday programs throughout the year. OCJAC is now a landmark gallery in the Philadelphia art scene, and is the only gallery dedicated to Jewish artistic expression and cultural exchange in Philadelphia.
Using the arts as a springboard, the Old City Jewish Art Center advances and promotes the universal messages of Judaism & spiritually to the broadest possible audience.