Wednesday, December 18, 2013

A New Art Exhibit Opens at Orot Israel College’s Elkana Campus Library

A collection of Dr. Bella Layosh’s paintings are currently on exhibit on the ground floor of Orot Israel College’s Elkana campus library. The collection’s themes are Holocaust remembrance, faith, and hope – namely, the experiences of a second generation survivor, as envisioned by the artist.
Dr. Bella Layosh was born in Germany in 1948, and made aliyah with her Holocaust survivor parents when she was a year old. An Orot Israel College lecturer in educational administration, she earned her doctorate at Bar Ilan University. In addition, she has an extensive background in art and art history. She graduated from the Beit Tze’irot Mizrachi Seminary’s Midrashah for Art, and over the years, she studied with a wide array of noted artists, including Yaskil in Teveriya, Arieh Lamdan in Netanya, Rachel Shachar in Tel Aviv, Batya Magal in Kfar Maas, and others. Her works have been displayed in prestigious locations and galleries around the country – such as Avenue in Airport City (March 2009), the International Kabbalah Center in Tzfat (December 2010), the Israeli Art Gallery in Tzfat (December 2010), the Blue Bird Gallery in Petach Tikva (February 2012), and many more.
In the Orot library, Dr. Layosh’s paintings, which depict the transition from the Holocaust to Israel’s rebirth and have motifs of faith and hope, are exhibited together with a number of similarly-themed books from our extensive collection.
The exhibit is open to the public, Monday-Thursday. Enjoy pictures from the exhibit below.

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