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PhotoFusion Artists at BJCC

Marilyn Lande's work

The Boulder JCC’s walls will soon be adorned with the work of two artists who use photography to create unique artworks.

In the case of Israel Anderson, HDR photography allows the Boulder artist to capture far more of what the human eye can see and create works that are more like oil paintings. Marilyn Lande presents visual translations of photographs created and printed by the Denver artist.

The PhotoFusion show opens Saturday, December 18, at 6 pm with a wine and cheese reception at the BJCC. The free meet-the-artists reception is followed by the 7 pm screening of “Yoo-hoo, Mrs. Goldberg,” an acclaimed new documentary about Gertrude Berg.

Marilyn Lande beat Robert Rauschenberg to the Matzah Bowl when she created a six foot 3-D Matzah for the Denver JCC in 1976.  She has been an artist and an active member of the Denver community as an educator, cultural arts specialist and artist for most of her adult life.  She has lectured at several national conventions on art and education. The artbook “The Hagaddah Transcending Time” was runner-up 2002 for the Artbook Grant by the National Museum for Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.

Her folk art miniature works “Jewish History in Miniature” gives credence to the talent and exciting history that belongs to the Jewish people and is on permanent display at the Beth Shalom Congregation of Centennial, Colorado.

Her show at the JCC will include two series. “Ode to Jewish Artists” features art works created to honor Jewish artists from the 1500’s to today. These montage artworks were created to give life to Jewish history and culture.  The artworks combined are meant to allow reflection by the viewer of his/her perspective on Jewish artists.

Israel Anderson

Inspired BY (Jewish Books that have Inspired LANDEscapes) includes photomontage works created to reflect the inspiration from Jewish books that the artist has read and been most impressed with.

To learn more about Israel Anderson, who has perfected a photographic technique that was invented in the 1850s but seldom used since, read the story that ran in the BJN by clicking here.

No reservations are required for the art show opening or the film, which is $10 at the door. For more information about the film “Yoo-hoo, Mrs. Goldberg,” click here.

About Kathryn Bernheimer

Kathryn Bernheimer
Director of Menorah: Arts, Culture and Education at the Boulder JCC. The former film and theater critic for the Boulder Daily Camera, Kathryn is the author of "The Fifty Greatest Jewish Movies" and "The Fifty Funniest Films of All Time."

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