Interview: Rami Ozeri, Founder of The Jerusalem Biennale

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39ZMzNhx5zI&feature=youtu.be Our journey to the Jerusalem Biennale began one year ago.  Carmelita Greco, IFAF Director, met Rami Ozeri while attending Miami Art Week in Florida last December.  The two connected over Rami's exhibition of Jewish art and spoke at length about the Jerusalem Biennale that he founded in 2013. Attending the 2017 Jerusalem Biennale was

Ofer Grunwald – Vessels

As the 2017 Jerusalem Biennale comes to a close, we (IFAF) reflect on the diverse artwork that we saw in Jerusalem.  One collection of works that we continue to talk about is Vessels.  The series of contemporary sculpture works by artist Ofer Grunwald examined the relationship between spirituality and control when religious objects are placed in

Jerusalem Biennale – What is Up What is Down

Moran Kliger - Untitled  In the 2017 Jerusalem Biennale, the exhibition What is Up What is Down examines man’s fascination with the relationship (or division) between Heaven and Earth.  Curated by Gabi Yair and Bitya Rosenak, the artwork is a commentary on how man finds his place in this complex subject.  There is sharp division,

Jerusalem Biennale – Water, Heart, Face

The Jerusalem Biennale has presented a variety of Jewish voices in the arts since 2013.  This year, the theme of “Watershed” was explored in spiritual searching, masculine Jewish identity, the relationship between church and state, and heaven and earth, among many others.  The image of the watershed, geological bodies of water that converge and separate

Alfred Manessier: A Composer in Colors

L'emprissonement Alfred Manessier: Composer in Colors is a part of the current roster of travelling exhibitions from Bowden Collections.  The collection includes twenty of Manessier’s lithographs, all of which give the impression that he really was a composer.  The French artist’s work was labeled Lyrical Abstraction (Abstraction Lyrique) in the Post World War II art

Phil Irish

Refraction Phil Irish has continually explored spirituality and the human relationship with natural spaces since 2004.  Mixed media, oil paint on panels, and digital elements in each of his exhibitions evolved into Trashing Mountains in 2014.  This ongoing project conveys the immense presence of nature, as well as the weight and depth of its modification.

Made New Arts Gallery Show

Made New Artist Brittany with her artwork The Made New Arts Initiative held it's first gallery show at Gallery Protocol in Gainesville Florida on June 9th.  All of the work was created by you in the Ignite Refuge shelter, as well as young men in the Alachua County Juvenile Detention.  Hilary White, fine artist, founder, and

“…anything I paint these days has a deep, spiritual meaning.”

In the Gatehouse Gallery on the St. Aloyseus Catholic School grounds, Sr. Helen David Brancato paints and displays her work.  Almost no space is left free, and she has many more pieces to add to the rotation.  On this Saturday afternoon, she was painting Biblical figures Ruth and Naomi.  The piece that is nearly half-way

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