Upcoming Dortort Events

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Register HERE for the Fall Art Opening

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Register HERE for the Concert

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FALL ART OPENING & RECEPTION

Featuring Cathy Weiss, Margaret Lazzari, Lisa Levine

Thursday, October 20
7:00-9:00 pm

Where: Spiegel Auditorium, Hillel at UCLA 

Free & open to the public

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Cathy Weiss

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Los Angeles based artist, Cathy Weiss was born in NYC and raised in Los Angeles. She holds a BA in Art from the University of California, Santa Cruz and received a Fellowship in Printmaking from Pratt Institute for Graduate Studies in New York. Weiss has curated and organized many exhibitions, and her work has received numerous awards and has been exhibited and collected both nationally and abroad. She has participated in residencies in Spain, Morocco, France and Mexico. Along with Weiss’ many public and community projects, the artist is also well known for her large installation pieces often done in woodcut and mixed media. Recent exhibitions include Masters of Migration, an installation at Malibu City Hall, The Key, Rota, Spain, a solo exhibition, Living in Our DNA, the Many layers of Home and Belonging, Mike Kelley Gallery, Beyond Baroque in Venice Ca. Past solo exhibitions include Love and Light at Craft Contemporary Museum in LA; Laurel Canyon, Chaparral Habitat: Native Flora and Fauna at LAX, Terminal 3 and From the Ground Up at Ontario Airport for the LA World Airports Exhibitions and Installations. A current project brings together diverse women of all ages, religions, cultures, and socio-economic status to build bridges through art. Weiss works and lives in Laurel Canyon, California.
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Margaret Lazzari

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Margaret Lazzari is a painter, writer, and Professor Emerita of Art at the University of Southern California. Major exhibits include Vastness, at George Billis Gallery LA (2020) and the Fresno Art Museum as Distinguished Woman Artist (2015). As half of the Lazzari and Evans Public Art Design Team, Lazzari has produced eight public commissions since 2010, dealing with the persistence of nature in urban environments. Lazzari is the sole author of Practical Handbook for the Emerging Artist (3 rd ed to be published by Thames and Hudson in 2021) and also co-author of Exploring Art: A Global, Thematic
Approach, (Cengage); and two drawing text/sketchbooks (Oxford University Press).
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Lisa Levine

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PAST TENSE


IL DOLCE SUONO
Ki Kolech Arev

Jewish secular music from late medieval Italy

Sunday, October 30
4:00-6:00 pm

Where: Spiegel Auditorium, Hillel at UCLA 

Free & open to the public

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Support comes from:

The Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies at UCLA

 and cultural partner, the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles

Watch recent performances of the program:

 


WINTER ART OPENING & RECEPTION

Featuring the Jewish Artists Initiative

Thursday, January 26th, 2023
7:00-9:00 pm

Where: Spiegel Auditorium, Hillel at UCLA 

Free & open to the public

 

 

The Dortort Center for Creativity in the Arts at Hillel at UCLA will present its Winter Art Opening on Thursday, January 26th, 2023, 7:00-9:00 pm.
We will showcase artists from the Jewish Artists Initiative, an organization which was conceived and founded eighteen years ago by the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles. It was originally in partnership with the University of Southern California Casden Institute and the USC Roski School of Art and Design and is committed to supporting Jewish artists and art professionals.
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 This group exhibit will be curated by Randi Matushevitz.

SPRING 2023

The Dortort Center presents its annual, curated, and juried Student Fine Art Show with submissions accepted from students of the UCLA School of Arts and Architecture.

The first prize winner of the Student Fine Art Show receives The Louis and Phylliss Mann Prize for Excellence in the Arts, $1,000.
The second prize of the Student Fine Art Show winner receives $500.
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We thank our sponsors Mindy and Bob Mann as well as the Stratton-Petit Foundation for their generosity in making this program possible.
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The Dortort Center will hold its annual juried Student Photo Contest. This contest is open to all undergraduates at UCLA.
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First prize: $500
Second prize: $250
Third prize: $150
Five "Honorable Mentions:" $50 each
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We thank our generous sponsors, the Pamela and Randol Schoenberg Family Foundation.

The Dortort Center is located at Hillel at UCLA, but please take note of off-site event venues. The public is invited to view our exhibits Monday through Friday from 10:00am to 4:00pm (or at other times by special request) when school is in session.

For questions, please contact Perla Karney at 310-208-3081 x108 or [email protected]