Cradle Board Jam!

Let’s create together!

Sunday, January 5th, 12-8 (open  house)

Creative time! Come and work on your 2020 cradle board for JAM at Wendelin’s home.  Bring art supplies and snacks to share.  See the email sent to members for more info!

Peace & Justice Exhibit !

Former ORA member Sara Harwin is joined by Professor Kanaan Kanaan and Inga Dubay in a very beautiful art Exhibit opening next week at the Mittleman Jewish Community Center. Info is listed in the flier posted below! This is really a gorgeous exhibit not to be missed! The discussion will shed great light on these lettering traditions and holy words! Won’t you join us?
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New Student Show Coming !

The last week of February will launch ORA’s Jewish Arts Month (JAM) co-sponsored by the MJCC.
We have a new group of students that we are happy to welcome. Here’s just one shot of one of the students modeling a mask she created using recycled materials!
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More info will be posted soon!

Art & Spirit Workshop : Shirona Lurie

Discover Your Hebrew Letter:  We gathered together at the MJCC Sunday afternoon to learn about the mystical qualities of the hebrew alphabet. Recovering from shoulder surgery, Shirona didn’t miss a beat…sharing information about each individual letter, each shape, the gematria (mystical numerical values), and notable words starting with those letters. See the photos below!!!!!
And so began this lovely workshop that blended mysticism and collage. With meditative music playing the background, ten individuals selected their letters. Some chose the first letter of their hebrew name…. others chose a letter because of the shape or mystical meaning. Two hours later, beautiful art emerged.
Thank you Shirona Lurie!
Our next workshop will be March 10 2019…..stay tuned for more details!

Diane Fredgant speaks in Silk!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe spiritual qualities of Diane’s work speaks in a visual/tactile language only the should can understand. Diane is the coordinator of our Celebration of Art ’18, VP of ORA  and a founding member. Drop in to chat with Diane to learn about painting on silk!
For more information go to:        to see a preview of all of artists!

Julia Waco Returns to COA!

IMG_3028Known for her brilliant color and whimsical style, artist Julia Waco has been a popular artist in our annual Celebration of Art show.
Stop by at Julia’s booth to meet her and see how so much of her personality is reflected in her works of art!
Want to see more of her art work? Want more info abut our upcoming show?
Go to:
It’s a video about our artists complete with location and time info.
Come out and see us! It is going to be a great show!

ROS KANE: 1 woman show!

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ORA is proud to announce that Ros Kane was selected by an independent jury to be the featured solo artist that will launch Jewish Arts Month in Portland.
Her work will go up in the lobby of the MJCC February 26th and remain on display until the end of March.  COME to the opening party February 26th @ 6:30pm.
Ros has an eye for detail and the skilled hands of a true artist. She captures every day moments of secular and Jewish life in some beautiful ways. Her husband loves trains , so you will also find some amazing renditions of locomotives that have captured her heart.
Ros, we are all so very proud of you and look forward to seeing the lobby walls adorned by your beautiful works.
Did I mention that her work will be available for purchase?