Connecting Interfaith Families to Jewish Life in Greater Cleveland by providing programs and opportunities for interfaith families to experience Judaism in a variety of venues, meet other interfaith families, and to connect to other Jewish organizations that may serve their needs.
A great way for Jewish professionals and volunteers who work with and provide programming for people in interfaith relationships to locate resources and trainings to build more welcome into their Jewish communities; connect with and learn from each other; and publicize and enhance their programs and services.
Acclaimed Philadelphia-based artists Keir Johnston and Ernel Martinez of Amber Art Collective have been hard at work over the past month developing Hemmed Up for the inaugural year of the Museum’s OPEN for Interpretation artist-in-residence program. Inspired by the American Jewish relationship to the textile industry and the broader themes of immigration, labor, and struggle that it represents, the artists applied a unique color-coding system to texts from the exhibition where each letter of the alphabet corresponds to a fabric color. The result? Come see for yourself!
Filmmaker Kevin Shields came along for the ride and has created a short film of their experiences.
Now you can meet all three artists as you take a close-up look at their fabric-based centerpiece, Hemmed Up: Stories through Textiles (July 9 – August 25), with firsthand insights from the artists, and an opportunity to view the film about this unique endeavor.