The Belskie Museum of Art and Science in Closter hosts a new pre-Passover art show, “Freedom, An Artistic Interpretation,” from March 4 to March 25. An opening reception on Sunday, March 4, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., begins with an awards ceremony until 1:30. Local, national, and international artists entered the juried show, accompanying their work with a three-sentence explanation of how the art expresses the concept of freedom.
Sheryl Intrator Urman, an Englewood-based artist and art educator, is co-curating the exhibit. “With Pesach approaching, I was inspired by the passuk from Exodus 6:6: ‘I will free you from being slaves to them, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with mighty acts of judgment,’” she said.
Ms. Urman has curated many exhibitions, including five at the Belskie as art chair for Partnership2gether, a program of the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey, from 2010 to 2015.
Co-curator Fred Spinowitz of Riverdale, N.Y., was named an artist in residence by Partnership2gether, and he has worked with Ms. Urman to produce the other Belskie shows. Ms. Urman, Mr. Spinowitz, and other participating artists will give talks throughout the show.
Ms. Urman and Mr. Spinowitz also are the founders of an artists’ group called Art League Defending Israel, which produces art shows and an online art gallery of work with themes relating to Judaism and Israel. For more information, call (201) 768-0286 or go to www.belskiemuseum.com.