The videos from the 2015 Conney Conference are now on-line! Watch now →
“Over the past week, two graffiti artists have been applying layers of bright orange and blue paint to an outdoor wall of the Silverlake Independent JCC. Hillel Smith, a native Angeleno, and Itamar Paloge, a Tel Aviv-based artist, met a year ago through their shared interest in street art. Now they’re creating Jewish-themed murals across Los Angeles…” [read the rest at JewishJournal.com]
Check out this recent story from the Jewish Journal… “Conney Conference poses question that may have no answer“.
The question? Is there such a thing as Jewish art? A simple question with many complex points of view regarding an answer. This story by Tess Cutler is an interesting read with quotes from Conney Project director and UW Professor Doug Rosenberg, as well as USC Professor Ruth Weinberg, director of Initiative for Israeli Arts and Humanities at the University of Southern California (host for the 2015 Conney Conference).
The story concludes, “There may be no absolute answer to the question posed at the conference, but as the Conney Project celebrates its 10-year anniversary, it proves there are endless ways to approach the topic — and no harm in trying.”