September 15, 2024 Silvina Mizrahi:
A Sephardic Spirit

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  • location Hebrew College
    1860 Washington Street
    Newton, MA 02466
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  • organizer Hebrew College
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“Silvina Mizrahi: A Sephardic Spirit”

"Prayer" painting by Sephardic artistExhibit Dates: September 15—December 25, 2024

Opening Event:  September 15 from 5-7 p.m. at Hebrew College. Indulge your senses with visual art, a tango performance, and Sephardic food. Light refreshments, talk by artist; RSVP required. (Pictured: “Prayer in Blue” 40×30, mixed media.)

Mizrahi’s original artwork will be available for purchase during the fall exhibit. Through a generous arrangement with the artist, a portion of the proceeds will be given to Hebrew College.

Adult Learning Opportunities: To complement the exhibit and enrich your learning, Hebrew College will be offering adult learning courses and experiences about Sephardic Judaism, culture, and history beginning in October including:

  • “Eating the Proverbs of Sephardic Jewry” (8 monthly sessions on Sunday mornings) with Ariella Amshalem
  • “The Legacy of Sepharad and Modern Judaism” (4 evening sessions) with Rabbi Lenny Gordon
  • Check back for more courses coming soon!

Watch for registration later this summer.

About the Artist

Shira MizrahiSilvina Mizrahi is a painter, sculptor, dancer, teacher and theater performer from Argentina, Israel, and Boston whose work focuses on building bridges, her love of life, and her ancestral past. She brings joy, talent, and the Sephardic spirit to each of her fields of art.

Mizrahi’s art explodes over the surface with her multi-media collages, strong acrylic colors, and bold brushstrokes. Many of her works show bits of puzzles, shining sequins, gemstones intermixed with dancing figures, bright colored shadows of the human form, and the blazing light of the sun. The viewer is transported to another world — harmonizing light, nature, and movement. As an accomplished dancer and choreographer, her figures literally leap across the surface.

While living in Israel, Mizrahi was selected for two solo exhibitions, in the Jerusalem Municipal Gallery and the Jerusalem Center for performing Arts. In addition, she was awarded with the Israel National Fellowship for New Immigrants.

Mizrahi exhibits widely in Argentina; Boston (Newbury Street, the DeCordova Museum, and the MFA in Boston) and Provincetown, MA; Sausalito, CA; and New York. In 2012, She was awarded “One of the 100 most influential people for the Latino Community in Boston.” Her community work includes a mural created with Boston’s Blackstone Elementary School, Red Sox, and ARCK; a multimedia art piece for Massachusetts General Hospital, and environmental sculpture with Hebrew SeniorLife and the Divas Mentoring Program.

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