Triple Art Opening - October 2011
Triple Art Opening
at the Dortort Center for Creativity
in the Arts at UCLA Hillel
Wednesday, October 26
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Photos From The Event:
Rabbi Chaim Seidler-Feller, Executive Director of Hillel at UCLA.
Michael Cohen, artist, “Ultra-Orthodox in Israel”
J.J. L’Heureux, artist, “Faces from the Southern Ocean”
Ilan Laks, artist, “Galactic Infinity”
Special Musical Tribute to Daniel Pearl:
In commemoration of the 10th annual Daniel Pearl World Music Days we will be presenting a short concert featuring the UCLA Music School String Quartet with:
Ambroise Aubrun-1st Violin
Eriko Tsuji-2nd Violin
Din Hann Sung-Viola
Performing selections from Antonin Dvorak’s String Quartet No. 12, Op. 96:
Allegro ma non troppo
Denise Ngo-Singing “I Will Remember You” by Sarah McLachlan
Jonas Schwam-Singing “Eli Eli”, lyrics by Hannah Senesh, music by David Zehav
A special thank you to Guillame Sutre and Neal Stulberg from the UCLA School of Music for helping us organize tonight’s concert.
Michael Cohen-"ULTRA-ORTHODOX IN ISRAEL"
Dortort Gallery and Spiegel, 3rd floor
The "Orthodox in Israel" photographic collection captures the daily life of the Orthodox Jewish community in Jerusalem. The images, printed on canvas, depict holiday celebrations, weddings, prayer and play.
Raised on a kibbutz, Mr. Cohen was never exposed to religion and acknowledges that he has a secular perspective on life. He has embarked on a photographic journey to explore the way of life of the Orthodox Jewish communities in Jerusalem, B'nei Brak, Tzfat and Netanya. He strives to convey the meaning of that life through visual stories. Not wanting to merely document, Mr. Cohen employs his signature use of dramatic contrast of light and shadows to portray ancient traditions and intimate moments to help the viewer relate to a world which usuall remains hidden from those who are not part of it.
J.J. L'Heureux-"FACES FROM THE SOUTHERN OCEAN"
Gindi Hall, 2nd floor
This exhibit features faces (portraits) of animals from the Southern Ocean taken by renowned photographer, artist and explorer J.J. L'Heureux. Ms. L'Heureux has gone on eleven expeditions to Antartica. Some of these voyages were as expedition artist and lecturer. One trip was to initiate expeditions to the Snow Hill Emporer Penguin rookery that could be accessed shortly after the Larsen Ice Shelf disintergrated destroying a long established Emporer Penguin rookery there. On another occasion Ms. L'Heureux spent time in the Falkland Islands photographing the numerous penguins rookeries and other sea birds. On another occasion she joined the South African research project on Robben Island working with the African Penguins located there.
Numerous museum exhibitions of J.J. L'Heureux's images have been seen across the United States. She gives lectures on her work in the Southern Ocean and has been invited to speak several times in China.
This exhibit has been generously underwritten by the Winnick Family Foundation.
Ilan Laks-"GALACTIC INFINITY"
In his Culver City studio, Ilan Laks concentrates on what he calls his "Galaxies." Each piece imbued with galactic infinity, his large-scale paintings are an attempt to recapture the epic paintings of a pre photographic and video world - the galaxies of the collective unconscious being one subject the camera cannot catch.