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Artwork by Cathy Weiss


Featuring Cathy Weiss, Margaret Lazzari, Lisa Levine

Thursday, October 27
7:00-9:00 pm

Where: Spiegel Auditorium, Hillel at UCLA 

Free & open to the public


Cathy Weiss


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.

Margaret Lazzari


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).

Lisa Levine




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


Here are some links to a recent performance of the programme:

Shaar Asher Nisgar | Corina Marti, Doron Schleifer

Shokhant Basade | Corina Marti, Doron Schleifer

Co sponsors:

Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies at UCLA

Italian Cultural Institute of  Los Angeles

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]