“The Book of Yonah”
Acrylic Paint on Paper
Nearly every year since its inception, SAR High School has supported an Artist in Residence program. Each year, a different New York area artist is invited to work together with a group of talented student artists to create a work of art that will be part of a permanent installation in the school. Past artists have included Tobi Kahn, Yona Verwer, Siona Benjamin, and Debbie Ugoretz. A Jewish theme is chosen for each work and it is open to the guest artist to determine the medium and approach to creatively express and interpret the theme.
For the past two years David Wander (www.davidwanderstudio.com) has served as Artist in Residence at SAR. He has guided students in the creation of their own personal visual midrashim in the form of acrylic paintings. Students studied texts from the Tanakh under the guidance of Lisa Schlaff, who co-directs the Judaic Studies program, and David Friedman, head of the Art Department. This past year the group focused on the book of Jonah; the previous year, on Megilat Esther. The SAR Megilat Esther, was printed in a limited edition and is on sale through the high school. For more information please contact Dahlia Goldbrenner at firstname.lastname@example.org print