Shabbat is a Model of Creation: the Jewish Artistic Process

Shabbat is a Model of Creation: the Jewish Artistic Process
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Ben Schachter

Professor of Visual Art | Saint Vincent College

How do we define "Jewish Art" today? Is it simply art that depicts Jewish subject or that it's made by a Jewish artist? Ben Schachter, a professor of art, suggests that it's neither, rather th... See more

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Ben Schachter delivers ELI TALK on Jewish Creativity

How do we define "Jewish Art" today? Is it simply art that depicts Jewish subject or that it's made by a Jewish artist? Ben Schachter, a professor of art, suggests that it's neither, rather the process informed by the experience of Shabbat that defines Jewish art today.

Ben  Schachter, 

Professor of Visual Art | Saint Vincent College

Ben Schachter is a professor of visual art at Saint Vincent College. He earned MFA and MS degrees from Pratt Institute, NY. He writes and speaks on contemporary Jewish art. His writing has appeared in Tablet and in several books including Drawing in the Twenty-First Century: The Politics and Poetics of Contemporary Practice, and It’s a Thin Line: Eruv from Talmudic to Modern Culture. His artwork was exhibited at Yale University, Yeshiva University Museum, the Jewish Museum, the Westmoreland Museum of American Art, the Mattress Factory, and other venues throughout the United States and in Israel. He is a seasoned speaker and delivered a keynote address at the Conney Conference on Jewish Art in Madison Wisconsin. In 2017 he published his first book entitled, Image, Action and Idea in Contemporary Jewish Art includes artists from the United States, Israel, England, and Australia. He lives in Pittsburgh with his wife and four children.