Siona Benjamin-Jewish Literary & Cultural Arts Series

Artist | Sunday, October 7–Tuesday, October 9
Originally from Bombay, Siona now lives in the US. Her work reflects her background of being brought up Jewish in a predominantly Hindu and Muslim India.
In her paintings, she combines the imagery of her past with the role she plays in America today, making a mosaic inspired by both Indian miniature paintings and Sephardic icons. Siona has been awarded a Fulbright Fellowship for a project titled, “Faces: Weaving Indian Jewish Narratives.” Her work has been featured in The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Jewish Week in NYC and NJ, The Boston Globe, Art in America, Art New England, Art and Antiques and Moment Magazine.

Schedule of events
Opening Reception
Sunday, October 7, from 3:30–5:30pm
Lunch and Learn:
“Faces: Weaving India and Jewish Narratives”
(Fulbright Senior Scholar Fellowship Project)
Monday, October 8, 12:30–1:30pm
$15 fee/ $10 Member
Midrash and Megillah Painting Workshop
Monday, October 8, from 5:30–7:30pm
$15 fee/ $10 Member
“Blue Like Me: The Art of Siona Benjamin” Film Screening and Q&A
Tuesday, October 9, from 7:00pm–8:30pm

Date

Oct 07 2018 - Oct 09 2018

Time

All of the day

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Memphis Jewish Community Center

Location

Memphis Jewish Community Center
Memphis, TN, USA
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