Calling all artists! We are excited to be putting together this year’s High Holy Days art exhibit reflecting the New Year’s theme of TRUTH. As the spiritual leadership team explains:
Behold, you delight in truth in the inward being, and you teach me wisdom in the secret heart. Psalm 51:8
The Days of Awe bring us together in a community of spiritual practice that celebrates truth-seeking. We seek deeper understanding of the truth of our own experience and relationships. We seek to align ourselves with the moral and spiritual truths of our world. We seek courage in community to face the truths of our lives that can lead us toward greater wholeness. The many Jewish names for G-d can be understood as our attempts, bound by the limits of our language and consciousness, to name the shared, ongoing truths of our world. Seeking and being with truth is how we understand ourselves, each other and our world.
The spiritual practice of the Days of Awe is itself an act of resistance — especially in these times. The three great themes of the shofar service direct us toward truth. Malchuyot calls us to come face-to-face with the power of truth; Zichronot calls us to internalize it in our memory; and Shofarot demands that we proclaim it publicly. By practicing together, we strengthen our muscles for discerning truth, we grow our capacity to recognize and name what is untrue, and we build our courage to speak truth to power.
Any two dimensional piece you create, or have created in the past that resonates in your heart as a reflection of this year’s theme will be considered for the exhibit. We can guarantee that at least one will be hung. Feel free to be creative in your interpretation!
As in the past, we will display artwork in the Fireside Room and in other areas of our synagogue to deepen our connection to this sacred, contemplative time and to each other. Please keep in mind that the Fireside Room is used for worship by Kehilla and other congregations in the community. It is also used for children’s classes and as a space for yoga and meditation. With that in mind, we hope to create a show that will complement these activities and enhance our space with works of artistic quality and thoughtful integrity as we usher in 5779. We look forward to your participation!
· Please submit images of your work, identify the medium, and include framed size (width and height) to firstname.lastname@example.org and Helayne.email@example.com by July 20, 2018. You may submit more than one image and we will attempt to hang as many as possible. At least one piece per artist will be displayed.
· All work must come ready to hang..
· Receiving deadline and hanging guidelines to follow.
· The show will be on display beginning on September 7, 2018 and the reception will be held on September 15 from 3:00-5:00 p.m..