JAI NEWS / JULY 2020 #2
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Dear JAI Members and Friends,

While I very much miss seeing my JAI friends and fellow members in person, I must say that our various online activities have made a real difference. The JAI Cafe series, so ably organized by Georgia Freedman-Harvey, Melinda Smith Altshuler and Isaac Brynjegard-Bialik, are really the centerpiece of our current activities. The 6th one which featured member Perla Karney, Artistic Director, Dortort Center for Creativity in the Arts, UCLA Hillel, was presented on Monday evening the 20th and was quite successful in every way. More than 50 people joined us for a lively conversation between Perla and Melinda Smith Altshuler. Now we are looking forward to Monday, August 3rd at 7:00 p.m. when very admired and widely exhibited JAI artist member Terry Braunstein will talk about her multimedia work. 

RSVP deadline for Terry Braunstein/JAI Cafe #7 – is Sunday, August 2nd. Please join us !!

Terry Braunstein's JAI Cafe Zoom event takes place:

Monday, August 3rd at 7:00 o'clock


In case you missed some of the wonderful presentations in the JAI Cafe series, I'm pleased to announce we are working on editing recordings of the series to share with a wider public. Watch our website for announcements when they become available to view.

Also, thank you to Board members Randi Matushevitz and Melinda Smith Altshuler for working on launching the virtual exhibition portion for From a Narrow Place: Images of Resilience. Unfortunately, the USC Hillel in-person portion of the exhibition has been postponed until the building is reopened. Watch for future announcements about this part of the exhibition.     

Hope to see you virtually in the very near future. With very best wishes for the safety and comfort of you and your family,

Monday, August 3, 2020  |  7:00 p.m.


Terry Braunstein is a multi-media photomontage artist, born in Washington, D.C., who has lived in Long Beach for the past 30 years. Her work has been shown in museums and galleries nationally and internationally, including France, Japan,  New York, Los Angeles Spain, Russia, and Italy.

Her work is in numerous public and private collections, including the Getty Center, the National Museum of American Art, the Library of Congress, LA County Museum of Art, Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris, and the Long Beach Museum of Art.

Braunstein has been awarded public art commissions by the Los Angeles MTA, Long Beach Transit, LA County Arts Commission and LA County Museum of Art, among many others. She was the recipient of the National Book Award - National Museum of Women in the Arts, Durfee ARC Grant, Open Channels Video Grant - LB Museum of Art, two Artist fellowships - City of Long Beach and a Visual Artist Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. In 2017 she was awarded a City of Los Angeles (COLA) Cultural Affairs Arts Fellowship.
Click the button above to RSVP and reserve your login and password for this special Zoom online event:

Monday, August 3rd at 7:00 p.m. PDT

Deadline to RSVP is Sunday, August 2nd
A group Zoom invitation will be sent on the day of the Cafe
Terry Braunstein: Nuclear Summer

In Full View
An online art exhibit in tribute to Rachelle Mark z"l

July 7 – August 1, 2020

San Fernando Valley Arts and Cultural Center Gallery
18312 Oxnard Street, Tarzana, CA  91356
(818) 697-5525  •  SFVACC.org


The exhibit will feature 95 paintings by 16 Co-op 7 artists. In Full View will be online beginning July 7, 2020

Exhibiting artists: Rosemary Altshuler, Patricia Bates, Adria Becker, Selina Cheng, Jody Church, Judy Dekel, Beverly Engelberg, Karen Alpert Entous, Ann Gerstenfeld, Susan Gesundheit, Dafna Gilboa, Jeanne Hahn, Karen Kay, Merry Levine, Cheryl Mann and Debbi Saunders

In Full View is curated by Helen Kim, M.A.
This year’s exhibit is in tribute to Rachelle Mark

Slide show of exhibit is at SFVACC.org

Artist Co-op 7 is celebrating its 31st year in Los Angeles, and the fourth year in our home at the San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center. The Co-op is a community of artists who work together to discover individual approaches to creativity and expressions of artistic growth.
Jodi Bonassi

The 99% Closing Reception

I would like to look at the closing as a re-birth of new ideas for the coming year. I am grateful for all opportunities. Gifts are often hidden in the chaos of life.

Mash Gallery will bring The 99% Exhibition outdoors on mobile walls for public viewing. Please join us and RSVP to help with social distancing efforts and preparations for safety precautions. Click here to RSVP and learn more...
WHEN: Saturday, August 1, 5-8 p.m.

WHERE: Mash Gallery outdoor space

Mash Gallery

1325 Palmetto Street, Suite 130, Los Angeles, CA 90013  |  213-325-2759

www.mashgallery.com  |  @mash_gallery
Sandy Bleifer

Dear Friends -- I recently participated in An Artist a Day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWoerCiUx4o

An Artist a Day: https://anartistaday.org/ is a new, live, online event for 15 minutes every day. Visit their YouTube Channel also: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs6uizeuvQAg5E3vLZkUJ7Q/

Click the link below to my 15 minutes of fame on An Artist a Day:
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Anne Hromadka Greenwald loved the ten summers she spent as a camper and staff member at her camp in the Black Forest of Colorado. She knows how sacred and important camp can be. Since most camps will stay closed this summer, she wanted to make sure kids got a bit of that magic by launching a virtual arts camp just for them:

Camp Craft Haus is a twice-a-week art camp experience designed  to help fill the gap. These are tough times, and virtual communities can help children connect, learn, and have fun during what could otherwise be a very long summer. 

But, we know that kids (and adults!) can’t spend all day on Zoom. That’s why each session lasts only one hour, just twice a week - so kids will have lots of screen-free time to just play. All our sessions will be focused and active, with kids making art, following along with demonstrations, and sharing their creations with their friends, while learning  skills for how to continue art-making on their own.

Camp Craft Haus will add a fun, creative outlet for your kids this summer. We are #inthistogether,  so #letsgetcrafty!
Congratulations to Betty Green
JAI Featured Artist of the Month / July

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