Anne is a leader whose educational and professional experiences reflect a unique skill set.
She holds dual masters degrees in Jewish Communal Service from Hebrew Union College-JIR/LA and Public Art Studies from the University of Southern California. Her thesis explored a second wave of political artists living and working in Israel. These degrees align with her belief in the power of community and shared experience.
During the past six years, she has worked as an arts professional in a variety of ways including her collegiate experiences; time directing a contemporary art gallery in the Culver City Arts District; her independent consultant work for Hebrew Union College-JIR,LA; and as the Program Director of the Jewish Artists Initiative (JAI). Her area of emphasis is Jewish visual art with a focus on Los Angeles Jewish artists and a special interest in participatory cultural experiences.
She is also the founder of SEDER a reoccurring meal-based micro grants initiative committed to creating a path for rethinking how contemporary Jewish art and culture are financed and experienced communally. Currently, she is trying to launch Nu ART [Insert Jewish Culture Here] Mobile Gallery Project, if successful, it will be a fully functional art and educational space set up inside an altered Recreational Vehicle (RV). The mobile gallery will be dedicated to increasing Jewish cultural awareness and appreciation through exposure to the arts.
Her work as a Jewish art professional and educator has been fueled by a deep commitment to our cultural legacy.
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Nu ART [Insert Jewish Culture Here] Mobile Gallery Project will be a fully functional art and educational space set up inside an altered Recreational Vehicle (RV). This mobile Jewish space will house installations, sound-pieces, performances, paintings, interactive multimedia work and videos. The mobile gallery will be dedicated to increasing Jewish cultural awareness and appreciation through exposure to the arts.
Nu ART stands poised to launch a program believed to have the ability to reach a wide range of the Los Angeles Jewish community. As conceptualized, Nu ART would be the first Jewish mobile arts laboratory to hit U.S. streets and hopefully, this effort will lead to similar programs in other cities. The secular arts community has successfully organized similar projects. Building on the known models would allow Nu ART to target members of our community in an unexpected way using art as a tool for engagement.
Nu ART is dedicated to creating a portable space allowing Jews of all ages the ability to explore, engage, and foster an increased appreciation of Jewish culture.