Lift by Zhenya Gershman Days of Awe exhibition at The Dortort Center for Creativity in the Arts at UCLA Hillel, 2017
Monday, July 20, 2020 | 7:00 p.m.
I N T R O D U C I N G PERLA KARNEY
PERLA KARNEY Artistic Director, The Dortort Center for Creativity in the Arts at UCLA Hillel
Perla will explore Jewish art and culture through the lens of a curator, and the history of the art exhibitions at UCLA Hillel.
Perla Karney is in her sixteenth year as the artistic director of the Dortort Center for Creativity in the Arts at UCLA Hillel. The mission of the center is to connect Jewish undergraduate students at UCLA to their Jewish identity through the arts. The Dortort Center includes 3,000 square feet of gallery spaces on three separate floors.
In the Fall and Winter of every academic year Perla exhibits the works of area artists, including many Jewish Artists Initiative members, as well as artists from around the world, including Austria, Germany, Israel, Africa and China. The spring is devoted to the showcase and platform for juried student art curated by students from the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture.
In addition to mentoring and supporting student artists and featuring professional artists, the Dortort Center partners with departments on the UCLA campus to present cultural programs in the arts such as original play readings, documentaries, concerts, feature films, book salons and much more.
Perla is the past vice-president of the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, sits on the Arts Council of the UCLA Fowler Museum and was recently elected to the board of the award winning Rogue Machine Theater Company.