Gotthelf Art Gallery 2010-2011 Season

From Desert to Desert:
Southern California Artists from Israel

Sept. 15–Nov. 19, 2010
Opening Reception, Sept 15, 7:30 P.M.

Malka Nedivilr Rhea Carmi

Malka Nedivi

Moshe Elimelech

Rhea Carmi

Rhea Carmi

Moshe Elimelech, Sharon Ben-Tal, Rhea Carmi, Malka Nedivi, Gali Rotstein, Lidia Shaddow and Guri Stark are examples of the strong and vital part that American Israeli artists play in the contemporary West Coast art scene. Their interests and artwork are diverse and respond to the myriad of issues of contemporary art and life at home and globally. In this exhibition, issues and interpretations of the beauty of the land and the environment are addressed along with aspects of memory, personal identity, heritage, family and abstract expressions of time and change. Together these works add their unique visual voices to life and art in Southern California.

From Page to Stage: Portraits of
Jewish Literary Figures by John David Ratajkowski

Dec. 8, 2010–Feb. 23, 2011
Opening Reception, Dec. 8, 7:30 P.M.

Malka Nedivilr

Carol Kane

The history of the Jewish figure in American cinema is rich and evocative. Particularly outstanding have been films based on Jewish characters from literature. It is these literary characters translated to film that artist John David Ratajkowski takes as the subject for his series of portraits.

Invitational Passover Show:
Old Story/New Works

March 9–May 23, 2011
Opening Reception, Mar. 9, 7:30 P.M.

Josh Herman Liz Mamorsky

Josh Herman

Liz Mamorsky

Steven Gould

Steven Gould

Passover commemorates the story of the Exodus in which the ancient Israelites were freed from slavery in Egypt. On the first night of Passover there is a special meal called a seder filled with ritual to remind us of the significance of the holiday. In this exhibit, local and regional artists creatively interpret through meaning and form the traditional Passover story and ritual objects.