“Clay Sculpture by Six Ethiopian Israeli Artists” opens in the East Rotunda of Powell Library tomorrow and runs through November 10.
The show features the artwork of six Ethiopian Jewish women who migrated to Israel. They are the last members of the Ethiopian Jewish Arts Workshop in Be’er Sheva, Israel, which was created to preserve the artistic heritage of Jewish Ethiopian immigrants. Now grandmothers with an average age of 70, all were born in Ethiopia and most made clay works there before emigrating to Israel. Their sculptures reflect not only the cultures of both countries, but also the impact that migration has had on their work. Read More via UCLA.