Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Art Spark Thursday January 20th 2011!

ORA will be a featured artist group in MARCH.....BUT in just a few days, a wonderful event will take place. THANK YOU REGIONAL ARTS & CULTURE COUNCIL (RACC) for sponsoring this wonderful event! ..... and thank you to Tonisha Toler for coordinating such amazing events!

It's free admission and has a no host bar.

Art Spark is changing their model to bi-monthly .

For January 2011’s Art Spark event they are hosting 12 arts and arts related organizations at Portland’s Center for Performing Arts (PCPA). They are quite excited to bring the same Art Spark—art happy hour—energy and enthusiasm to this daring new event.

Stop by the Art Spark event Thursday, January 20, 2011. Event details may be found at www.portlandartspark.com.


Monday, January 17, 2011

Ellen Shefi- PAINTOGRAPHY on display!

Vibrant, alive, dimensional, breath-taking! These are some of the adjectives I have heard viewers use to describe the work of Ellen Shefi. For a modest preview, go to http://www.northwestjewishartists.org/ then click on artists, then click on Ellen Shefi!

Ellen Shefi of ELF Studios has a 3 month exhibit, January 18th-April 19th, 2011, of her artwork at the Providence Milwaukie Hospital lobby gallery, located at
10150 SE 32nd Ave. Milwaukie, OR 97222 ( on Dwyer Drive).

She is participating in the Clackamas County Arts Alliance program.
Although her artwork consists of photography and photopainting, this gallery exhibit is solely photopainting, mostly from Italy. The art will transport you to another culture and evoke a lasting impression from the viewer.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Keeping the Flame Burning

What a great community!

I received a phone call from Chabad's Mimi Wilhelm. She wanted some guidance in planning a women's learning event focusing on Shabbat Candles. Maybe to make them, or decorate them, or something like that.

My own experience with wax and candles is NOT something you'd want to repeat, let alone share or pass on! So I put out a quick e-mail to our ORA membership asking for help.

Within a few hours I had replies from several people, with all kinds of helpful information, AND volunteering to help! I could hardly believe how easy it was. And, next thing I know, there's a photo in my email box of Sharon Segal following through with Mimi!

If you're available, you may want to join Mimi when she presents this study session on the mystical and magical powers of Shabbat Candles, Wednesday, February 2, 2011 at 7:00 pm

For information, and to sign up, go to www.PortlandJewishWomen.com

And thanks go to Sharon and all the others who replied so quickly and graciously. Women sharing their knowledge with other women... keeping the flame of Judaism alive... it's beautiful!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

This was posted by JWI:

Jewish Women International said...

Thank you so much for mentioning us! JWI is thrilled to feature Sabina's beautiful work.

I wanted to clarify that the painting will be featured on cards sent out through our annual Mother's Day Flower Project, which sends bouquets and gift baskets to battered women's shelters nationwide on Mother's Day, and also raises funds for JWI's work to empower women and girls and break the cycle of abuse.

Please do visit us at www.jwi.org/fp in the month or so before Mother's Day to participate: for each $25 donation we'll send a card (featuring Sabina's art) to any honoree the donor chooses.

And if your synagogue or organization would like to join us as a Flower Project partner - selling cards and earning money back for each donation - you can sign up online now.

Thanks again Sabina - from your fans at JWI!!

(See our original post below!)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Sabina Wohfeiler selected by JWI !

A watercolor painting by ORA artist,
Sabina Wohfeiler was selected by
Jewish Women's International for their newest thank you note.

JWI looked at hundreds of images on the web but then they discovered Sabina on the ORA website.

We are so proud of Sabina!

JWI is the leading Jewish organization empowering women and girls – through economic literacy; community training; healthy relationship education; and the proliferation of women’s leadership. Our innovative programs, advocacy and philanthropic initiatives protect the fundamental rights of all girls and women to live in safe homes, thrive in healthy relationships, and realize the full potential of their personal strength. http://www.jwi.org/Page.aspx?pid=271

The best way to see the card is to make a donation to this worthy organization. Sabina has just authorized JWI to use her painting so it might be a bit before the new cards are printed.

Mazel tov Sabina!!!!!