Zion Ozeri Residency – November 2012

World-renowned photographer Zion Ozeri will be the Mizel Museum’s artist-in-residence in November. Join us for three unique events:

Salon Night: In Photos – Contemporary Jewish Migration, Causes & Effects
Thursday, November 8, 5:30-7:30 pm (reception at 5:30pm; program begins at 6pm)
The museum’s permanent exhibition, 4, 000 Year Road Trip: Gathering Sparks, features the photography of Israeli artist Zion Ozeri. For this special salon night, Zion will be with us in the museum galleries for the first time. He’ll discuss the themes his photography so organically describes—migration, immigration and the contemporary Jewish diaspora—through a close look at his stunning portrait photographs from Yemen, Uzbekistan, the former Soviet Union and Latin America. Light refreshments and beverages will be paired with the program.

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The Art of Shabbat: In Photos – Abraham Responds
Friday, November 9, 4:15-6:30pm
For this very unique Shabbat dinner, Israeli photographer Zion Ozeri will thoughtfully consider the week’s Torah portion, in which Abraham responds to various requests and challenges asked of him. Zion will select photographs from his collection that coincide with this Torah portion, illuminating words that on any other Shabbat are simply read. Candle lighting and a vegetarian Shabbat dinner is included; don’t miss this lively and multi-faceted evening.

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Gathering Sparks: Mixed Media Performance & Holiday Art Market
Sunday, November 11, 1-6pm
At Rodef Shalom, 450 S. Kearney St., Denver
The event celebrates the light of the winter season through visual art and music, featuring a mixed media performance by world-renowned photographer Zion Ozeri and contemporary Jewish musician Rabbi Joe Black. The performance will be preceded by a Holiday Art Market featuring art for sale by Mizel Museum member artists. Attendees will also be able to tour Mizel Museum’s permanent exhibit, 4,000 Year Road Trip: Gathering Sparks, located just north of Rodef Shalom at 400 S. Kearney St., Denver. The exhibit is a dynamic journey through art, artifacts and digital media that narrates and celebrates Jewish history and culture.

Zion Ozeri’s photography explores the Jewish experience. In his photographs, Ozeri encounters Jewish communities scattered across the world and in them he finds a sense of home, familiar customs and shared experiences. Ozeri will serve as the museum’s November artist-in-residence, conducting a Salon Night on Thursday, November 8, 5:30 pm and The Art of Shabbat, a community Shabbat Dinner, on Friday, November 9, 6:15 pm, both events to be held at the Mizel Museum. For more information and tickets visit www.mizelmuseum.org.

Rabbi Joe Black is one of the most popular Jewish contemporary artists in the United States. He has been a featured performer at numerous national events. He has recorded five critically acclaimed albums of Jewish music and shared his music with hundreds of Jewish communities around the United States and Canada. He also has been featured in many acoustic music venues around the country. Rabbi Black is Senior Rabbi of Temple Emanuel in Denver.

Tickets: $18 for Mizel Museum members; $22 for non-members. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets or call (303) 749-5014.