Celebrate the Birthday of the Trees

Old City Jewish Art Center
February 2010
OCJAC: First Friday

Oil on canvas, watercolors, botanical collages, pencil drawings, photographic prints, landscapes, still life, realism, grapes, olives, dates, pomegranates, figs – What do they all have in common? 
Please join us on Friday, February 5th from 5-9 PM for First Friday
“Tu B’Shevat – New Year for Trees” Art Exhibition at (OCJAC) Old City Jewish Art Center 119 N. 3rd St. and find out what they have in common.
This wonderful exhibition features these artists: educator/painter/and print maker Paulette Bensignor, fine arts painter Susan Forbes, botanical collage artist Rachel Isaac, photographer B. Leah Palmer, and water colorist Barbara Rosenzweig.  See works of art that include fruits of the holy land of Israel, landscapes, trees, botanical bouquet collages, and much more.
“Man is a tree of the field,” and the Jewish calendar reserves one day each year (the New Year for Trees on the 15th of Shevat) for us to contemplate our affinity with our botanical analogue and what it can teach us about our own lives.  For man is a tree of the field. (Deuteronomy 20:19)
Don’t miss “Meet the Artists’ Reception” scheduled for Sunday, February 14th from 2- 4:00 PM.  Come meet the artists.  See the
Tu B’Shevat Art Exhibition, sample refreshments in celebration of Tu B’Shevat and really enjoy a warm friendly socializing atmosphere.   
Gallery hours are Tuesday – Thursday from 1-6 PM.  “Tu B’Shevat – New Year for Trees” Art Exhibition from February 5-24th. Please stop by to browse in our BIG small crafts area, knitted art to wear, ceramics and more.
For more information, please call Sherry at 215-923-1222 and go to our website at www.ocjac.org .

Hope to See You There!
Old City Jewish Art Center
119 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia PA

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