Art & Spirit Workshop : Shirona Lurie


Discover Your Hebrew Letter:  We gathered together at the MJCC Sunday afternoon to learn about the mystical qualities of the hebrew alphabet. Recovering from shoulder surgery, Shirona didn’t miss a beat…sharing information about each individual letter, each shape, the gematria (mystical numerical values), and notable words starting with those letters. See the photos below!!!!!

And so began this lovely workshop that blended mysticism and collage. With meditative music playing the background, ten individuals selected their letters. Some chose the first letter of their hebrew name…. others chose a letter because of the shape or mystical meaning. Two hours later, beautiful art emerged.

Thank you Shirona Lurie!

Our next workshop will be March 10 2019…..stay tuned for more details!




TOA/COA 2017

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What do you get when you bring together great art, a live band, delicious sake, brandy and desert bites?……………… A PARTY!!!!

Yes, an art party we call “A Taste of Art”. Join us please on Saturday October 28, 2017 from 7-9:30 pm at Mittleman Jewish Community Center (MJCC) 6651 SW Capitol Hwy.

Meet up with friends, sample the best of SakeOne, Stone Barn Brandy Works, and Love Bites. Lots of other delicious snacks will also be available at no charge. And while browsing the aisles,“groove” to the music of Wyck Malloy, a three piece jazz band   We invite you to our Preview Night which will enable art lovers an early opportunity to meet over 20 artists and make purchases in time for the holiday season.

Sunday, the art show continues when “Celebration of Art” gets into full swing. Doors open at 10:30 AM when art will again  be available for purchase.You will browse the aisle to the sounds of George Fendel and Rich Garber. Creative food artists will tempt you with samples from  Portland Bloody Mary Mix, Love Bites, Portland Juice Company, and Stellar Pops.The show will close at 4:30pm Sunday the 23rd. The event is co-sponsored by the MJCC, The Jewish Federation of Greater Portland, and Oregon Northwest Jewish Artists. 

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Glenn Decherd, Pottery in Multnomah!

Our ceramic artist GLENN DECHERD will again participate in the annual Summer Arts & Crafts Sale at Multnomah Arts Center on Saturday, August 19th. The show is one day only, part of Multnomah Days,from 9am to 4pm. If you’ve attended before, you know you don’t want to miss it! All sales support Arts education.…/artscraftssales/

Glenn always has fun… you can see in the picture below. This was taken at one of our events… The band started playing and spontaneous Glenn decided it was time to cut the rug with fellow artist Sharon Segal!

By the way, his artwork is beautiful….and often represents his zest for life!