Exploring Judaism and Spirituality –
An Exhibition of the Work of Marlene D’Orazio Adler
Marlene’s work is installed in the museum gallery and lobby showcases for viewing
by appointment only, with corona virus regulations in effect. It is also available
online at the Temple Judea Museum’s YouTube channel.
For additional information: 215-887-8700; TJMuseum@kenesethisrael.org
Here are some of Marlene’s thoughts about this exhibition:
“Over the years, I have explored Hebrew texts in various mediums. I also use content such as the Holocaust, Ancestry, Jewish Traditions, Immigration and Spirituality in my work. This exhibition touches on all of these interests of mine with two and three dimensional works and artist-crafted books. The Temple Judea Museum is the perfect space!”
Marlene D’Orazio Adler is Chair of the Temple Judea Museum Artists’ Collaborative. She was born in Philadelphia and now resides in Glenside, PA. She is an art educator and has taught art in public school and private schools. She holds a BFA from Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and a Master’s degree in Art Education from the University of the Arts.
ARTIST STATEMENT: My initial interest was in painting, however, once I discovered printmaking and the art of making handmade paper, I found myself also drawn to these art forms, intrigued with the possibilities of using handmade paper and printmaking as the basis for my images. In addition to traditional paper sources, I sometimes use found materials such as stones, wire or string and embed these materials into the surface of the handmade papers or as a surface on which to roll ink that is then printed on to the handmade paper. This process has led me to further develop mixed media and collage into my works. I also incorporate symbolism. The symbols I use can be spiritual or representative of basic elements, and are often inspired by nature and Judaica.
Marlene D’Orazio Adler
Feature image: Marlene D’Orazio Adler, Those Who Came Before Me