The Wilmington Jewish Film Festival is partnering with Art in Bloom Gallery to present “Jewish Journeys,” a visual art exhibit. Paintings, sculpture, and mixed media artwork will be on exhibit from April 25th – May 8th at Art in Bloom Gallery, 210 Princess St., in downtown Wilmington. All proceeds from “Jewish Journeys” art sales will benefit the non‑profit Wilmington Jewish Film Festival and contributing artists.
During the Wilmington Jewish Film Festival, Art in Bloom Gallery is open Tues – Sunday, 10 am – 6 pm and by appointment. A special reception to meet the artists will be held on Sunday, April 28, noon – 3pm. The reception is open and free to the public.
The 6th Annual Wilmington Jewish Film Festival will present films beginning on Sunday, April 28 and running for two weeks on Sundays, Mondays and Wednesdays through May 8 on the Main Stage at historic Thalian Hall. The art exhibit, “Jewish Journeys” will be in Art in Bloom Gallery at 210 Princess Street, one block southwest from Thalian Hall.
Guest curators, Amy Grant, owner of Art in Bloom Gallery and Miriam Oehrlein, owner of New Elements Gallery selected original art creating a diverse exhibit to complement the Film Festival.
Artists include Elisa Agami (sculpture), Judith Yael Cohen (mixed media), Robyn Gahr (mixed media), and Owen Wexler (painting). Each artist is unique and expresses his or her own interpretation of “Jewish Journeys,” so the art exhibit reflects different points of view. For example, “Jewish Journeys” may be interpreted as moving from one physical place to another, through art, through time, through maturity, through learning, and/or understanding. Amy Grant is delighted with the caliber and originality of the art and is looking forward to the viewers’ responses and raising money and awareness of the Wilmington Jewish Film Festival.
The Wilmington Jewish Film Festival has as its primary mission the presentation of films with Jewish content to advance and share common interests within the Jewish community and at the same time share Jewish heritage with the general public.