Tuesday, November 7, 7:30-9:00 pm in Congregation Emanu-El sanctuary has been booked for the opening session of the 2017/2018 Calling All Artists series. Artists of all media—writers, graphic artists, visual artists, fabric artists, mixed media, musicians, dancers—are invited to study with Rabbi Harry on a particular theme. This year’s theme is “What does it mean to be a tzadik (righteous one) and how do we attain it?”
We will explore Jewish mystical ideas of equanimity, joy, loving kindness, generosity, and different states of consciousness. The framework of our “call-out” is for students to learn and explore sacred texts over the course of about five months and to allow the learning to be their muse. Art as Midrash: what could be more exciting?
We invite participants to create, share and participate in a group gallery show in June 2018, around the time of Shavuot. No experience is necessary. We have the work of accomplished artists hanging side by side with absolute beginners.
Opening session: Tuesday, November 7, 7:30-9:00 pm. Cost: $60 for members, $85 for non-members, with possible additional costs to create a chapbook of the artists’ work.
Note: Pre-register through the office at 250-382-0615