Leon Family Gallery

October 20, 2017

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What’s up now and next

Erez Kaganovitz:
Humans of Tel Aviv
October

As the human behind the Humans of Tel Aviv, photographer Erez Kaganovitz showcases the bright and inclusive culture of Israel. Kaganovitz wants his photographs to show a different side of Tel Aviv, saying. “I always told myself that if I was able to show the world the real people who live here, they would understand that there are no war crimes or apartheid state, but a multi-cultural state that respects human rights.”

A selection of Kaganovitz’s photos and the stories behind them are on display and are available for purchase. All proceeds benefit the Simon Family JCC.

Amit Shimoni:
HIPSTORY
November

Tel Aviv-based artist Amit Shimoni’s Hipstory series depicts world leaders and cultural icons from David Ben Gurion and Mahatma Ghandi to Abraham Lincoln and Winston Churchill portrayed as 21st-century “hipsters.” The idea to modernize portraits of historic figures struck Shimoni when he searched for images of well-known people, but all he found were black and white, faded photographs.

Pieces from Shimoni’s Hipstory series will be on display and are available for purchase. All proceeds benefit the Simon Family JCC.

For more information about the Leon Family Gallery or to suggest ideas for future exhibits, contact Erin Dougherty, cultural arts director, at EDougherty@simonfamilyJCC.org or 321-2341.

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