Arizona Jewish Historical Society presents Tikkun Olam

A photograph of "Only the Mindless Waters Remain”, oil on Canvas By Beth Ames Swartz. (Submitted photo)

A photograph of “Only the Mindless Waters Remain”, oil on Canvas By Beth Ames Swartz. (Submitted photo)

The Arizona Jewish Historical Society presents Tikkun Olam — Repairing the World — an exhibition of acclaimed artist, Beth Ames Swartz.

Tikkun Olam features works from several seminal series that span over 50 years, many from the artists own collection and selected by guest curator, Robert Pela.

Each series underscores the philosophical, human and environmental concerns of the artist rather then a specific visual style. This exhibition will be displayed in the newly renovated Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center, 122 E. Culver St., a historic former synagogue and church that now serves the community as a museum, cultural center, and event venue.

Renowned Paradise Valley artist, Beth Ames Swartz has had an impressive career. Her artworks reflect a reverence for the natural world while expressing her interest in the spiritual and demonstrate a highly developed sense of color and texture employing a variety of imagery, gestural marks, shapes, and words throughout her works.

Ms. Swartz creates her art in series, exploring systems of knowledge and translating them into visual experiences; by showing the interconnectedness of one belief system to another hoping that each of us may experience a common compassion.

The Opening Reception for Tikkun Olam will take place Sunday, Oct. 16th, featuring a special screening of Beth Ames Swartz: Reminders of Invisible Light, a 29-minute film about the artist. The artist reception will immediately follow the screening from 2 to 4 p.m. This exhibition will be on display until Jan. 21.

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