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Southern Jewish Women Artists Explore Their Identity In New Exhibit At University Of Virginia Art Museum

February 17, 2004 --

WHAT: Exhibition: “Exploring Identity — Work by Southern Jewish Women Artists”

WHEN: Saturday, March 6 through Monday, April 26

WHERE: University of Virginia Art Museum, Foyer Gallery

Accompanying Event: Fourth Friday Exhibition Reception
Friday, March 26, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The University of Virginia Art Museum will feature an exhibition that explores the roles Jewish Women have played in the South. The “Exploring Identity” exhibition is being held in conjunction with the “Southern Jewish Women” conference that will take place in Charlottesville from April 23 to 25 and is being organized by U.Va. professors Phyllis Leffler and Vanessa Ochs.

The museum’s exhibition adds the dimension of the contemporary visual artist to the conference theme. The artists’ work may directly or indirectly identify with their Jewish heritage.

Works on display will include book art by Charlottesville artist and U.Va. Professor of Media Studies Johanna Drucker, paintings by Marcia R. Cohen of Atlanta, a series of Judaic masks by Norfolk artist Linda Gissen, photographs by Richmonder Alyssa C. Salomon, and paintings by Jan Aronson, who lives in New York and Charlottesville.

The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.

For details about the exhibition, call the University of Virginia Art Museum at (434) 924-3592 or visit the Web site: http://www.virginia.edu/artmuseum.

Contact: Katherine Thompson Jackson, (434) 924-3629

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (434) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (434) 924-7550.

SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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