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Painter shares the power of art

Above: Jeanine Semon in her studio at Rose Schnitzer Manor. All of her paintings begin with intuitive, spontaneous drawing. At left, Jeanine Semon’s favorite painting is the King’s Coat, which she says goes back into the period when she made large unstretched canvases, loosely dropping paint on canvas, spraying water on the colors, adding layers…

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Celebrate art at 13th annual party and exhibit

IMAGES: Cosmic Form. Acrylic painting by Wendelin Russell. Artist Wendelin Russell is secretary of ORA: Northwest Jewish Artists.     Wendelin Russell will be one of 24 juried artists displaying their creations at this month’s Celebration of Art at the Mittleman Jewish Community Center. In addition to being an artist herself, Wendelin is the secretary…

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What started the “Fires in the Mirror”?

Playwright Anna Deavere Smith explores what really happened in Crown Heights in her play “Fires in the Mirror,” which is on stage in Portland Oct. 12-21, 2018. Photo by Mary Ellen Mark By J. Wandres New York City is a collection of neighborhoods called home by diverse ethnic and cultural populations. In Crown Heights more…

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HOW DO THE ARTS ENRICH OUR COMMUNITY?

As part of our celebration of the arts, Oregon Jewish Life asked arts professionals, educators, supporters and youth to share their ideas about how the arts enrich our community. SUSANNAH MARS Artists Rep Resident Artist “The arts allow artists to share their personal expressions of stories – stories of the past, the present and the…

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Nature is Art for the Spirit

Jordan Ackerson is the featured artist of the month for August at The Trainer’s Club, 333 S State St.,  in Lake Oswego. A member of P’nai Or member who has visited Israel on Birthright, Jordan brings his unique eye for detail to his iPhone photo exhibit entitled “Nature is Art for the Spirit.” The exhibit…

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