Press release from Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek
Menorahs, often associated with the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, are iconic to the Jewish religion and culture. Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek (CBSRZ), 55 East Kings Highway, Chester, will feature a fanciful collection of menorah paintings by New York artist Lisa Zilker. The show opens on Friday, Feb. 3 and will run through the third week of April. The works may be viewed Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the synagogue's Main Street Gallery.
Zilker's colorful paintings of menorahs, as well as other themes the artist undertakes, are first meticulously drawn out on graph paper to perfect mathematical scale before being transferred to canvas.
Says Zilker, "The interaction of color, depth of space, and emotional states continue to interest me. My most recent works have become grid-based paintings with organic and botanical shapes which are more simplified. The resulting compositions are intricate and extremely energetic."
Zilker's works may be purchased through the synagogue office. For more information, call 860-526-8920.