Full confession – I am not an artist. I don’t even play one on TV. It’s true I enjoy taking art classes (a shout out to my sixth grade art buddies at KSDS and our teacher Brina Pintzuk who will also be exhibiting in the show) but at home I mostly tinker with crafts -making the occasional Jewish ritual object like a kiddush cup thrown on the pottery wheel or a water vessel for Miriam’s cup and funky home furnishings like the paper mache belly cast or the mirror covered with soda cans.
I’m not exactly sure how I got invited to contribute to the show in honor of the Goldsmith Museum’s 10th Anniversary, but if you come on Saturday night January 22nd you can decide for yourself. Twenty eight extraordinarily talented artists (and me) will be exhibiting our works on the theme of Kum Ve Aseh “Arise and Create.” We will be celebrating the 140th anniversary of the Congregation with our own artistic representations of that theme.
Here is a photo of the piece that I am contributing to the show – two bonus Rashi points for anyone who can guess what it is.
P.S. A Rashi point is a totally fictitious but nonetheless very valuable unit of credit that helps you earn your place in the world to come.