Artist in Residence

Shirel Horovitz, Israeli Artist in Residence

In the month of February 2020, we welcome Israeli artist Shirel Horovitz to the J to offer free art workshops and lectures. This is made possible with the support of the Israel Engagement Innovation grant from the JCCA and in partnership with key community partners.

About Shirel Horovitz

Using drawing, sculpting, video and sound, Tel Aviv based artist Shirel Horovitz, creates installations and performances exploring cities, communities and the relations between people and space. She earned her BFA from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem and her MA (with distinction) from the Interdisciplinary Art program in Tel Aviv University. Shirel exhibited in major galleries, museums and art festivals in Israel and across the US.

Alongside her art practice, Shirel lectures, leads art tours, teaches art and is an art consultant to a variety of private groups and institutions.

Durham Arts Council Installation

The installation of “The Right Angle, the Meander, and the Star” will be on display at the Durham Arts Council in the Seamans Gallery from February 21 – March 16.

  • Third Friday opening reception is on February 21 at 6pm
  • Sunday reception is on February 23 at 2pm

All art created in the art workshops will be on display in the installation.

For more details, visit the Durham Arts Council at

Art Workshops

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With Durham’s map as our starting point, we’ll use various paper techniques to explore the relationship between our daily lives and the city’s layout and history. This workshop is an opportunity to both explore and share your relationship with Durham and surrounding communities.

No need for any prior artistic knowledge, but the workshops are geared for participants 12 years of age or older. Please note that the works you create in the workshop will remain with the artist to become part of a larger installation that will open the Durham Art Council Gallery on 2/21/20. All participants will be invited to an artist reception on 2/23/20.

Workshop dates
All workshops will take place at the Levin JCC

  • Friday, February 7th, 10-11:30am*
  • Saturday, February 8th, 7-9pm
  • Sunday, February 9th, 10-11:30am
  • Wednesday, February 12th, 4:30-6pm*

*Free childcare available during these times

Lecture Series

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Israeli Art as a Window to Israeli History
Join us as we spend time buzzing through Israeli art from the early 20th Century to today, touching on key themes and seeing the way they highlight and challenge the Israeli narrative.
Tuesday, February 4th, 7pm
Hosted at Kehillah Synagogue

Look at Me – Identity Politics Israel
Who is part and who is art of the art scene, what are the new voices that are coming in, and how do curatorial practices shift the way we understand our own society?
Tuesday, February 11th, 7pm
Hosted at Judea Reform Congregation

Adam Ve’Adama
Exploring the relationship between the people and the land of Israel as reflected through art.
Wednesday, February 26th, 7pm
Hosted at Beth El Synagogue

The Artist Experience
Join Shirel as she shares about her artist experience and the process she uses to create and exhibit art.
Friday, February 28th, 10:30am
Hosted at the Levin JCC