Partnership2Gether is a partnership between the community of Minneapolis, Minnesota and Rehovot, Israel where new relationships are formed by connecting with each other through different platforms. The Artist Exchange program engages artists from both communities as they work together throughout the year.creating art work and discussing Israel, Jewish Identity and Peoplehood through their own art creations and Jewish texts.
Through online study sessions the artists will be able to come together for vibrant conversations.
Through tailored workshops and interactive discussions, artists will be able to both provide and participate in engaging platforms and conversations through a Jewish lens, getting to know each other as well as the partnered community.
The theme is Judaism, Art & Science Interwoven. This theme was chosen to reflect the shared focus and integration of science within each city. Rehovot is known as the City of Science and Culture, and Minneapolis is the home to many major and influential science-centered companies and institutions.
The approach is to Re-Art. Each artist creates one piece of art on the theme and shares their artwork digitally with each of the artists. Each artist modifies, adapts and re-interprets each of the pieces, creating a new work of art. This creates a total of 36 pieces of art. Through this art process, a discussion takes place resulting in workshops and exhibits in both communities. Three artists are chosen from each city, totaling six participating artists. In addition to these six artists, select 2018-19 P2G alumnis will also participate. This initiative will culminate in an exhibition in Minneapolis and Rehovot in the fall, 2019.
Meryll Page gathered a variety of texts and created questions to help us consider our underlying theme. Meryll is a teacher and writer. She has taught history and Jewish studies for 39 years. Upon retiring from teaching Meryll has entered the age of “yes, I can do that!” Meryll co-facilitated the Minneapolis Jewish Artists' Lab for the past five years. She also writes a weekly column for the synagogue newsletter connecting food and the weekly Torah portion. You can find both recipes and discussion at her Tasting Torah site.
She is a consultant to the Minnesota Humanities Center as they launch a feasibility study about setting up a Humanities Institute for Minnesota teachers and found time to write and publish a non-fiction work, Jewish Luck, co-authored with her sister.
Partners & Coordinators
Representatives of several of our partner organizations are actively engaged in the coordination of this program.They include Robyn Awend of the Minneapolis & St. Paul JCCs, Brenda Ganot of the Jewish Agency for Israel and Eilat Harel of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation and Israel Center. You can learn more about the many talents they bring to this project at Partners.
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