Paradise Valley artist to exhibit work at Jewish Heritage Center

A piece of art created by Beth Ames Swartz. (Submitted photo0

A piece of art created by Beth Ames Swartz. (Submitted photo0

The works of renowned Paradise Valley artist, Beth Ames Swartz, will be exhibited at the Arizona Jewish Historical Society’s presentation of Tikkun Olam (Repairing the World), through Jan. 21, 2017, in the newly-renovated Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center.

The gallery will be open to the public from noon to 3 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday, in addition to 6:30 from 9 p.m. and by appointment on the first and third Friday of each month at the Arizona Jewish Historical Society, 122 E. Culver St. in Phoenix.

Tikkun Olam features works from several seminal series, spanning over 50 years, many from the artist’s own collection and selected by guest curator, Robert Pela, according to a press release stating that each series underscores the philosophical, human and environmental concerns of the artist rather than a specific visual style.

Ms. Swartz’s extensive resume includes more than 80 solo exhibitions, nationally and internationally, three major traveling museum exhibitions and numerous awards, including the prestigious Arizona Governor’s Individual Artist Award in 2001.

Her artwork can be found in many public and private collections such as the National Museum of American Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the Phoenix Art Museum, and the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, according to the press release.

Odyssey Films recently completed and produced a 29-minute film about the artist called, “Beth Ames Swartz: Reminders of Invisible Light.” The unreleased film will be shown on PBS in the fall and the trailer for the film can be viewed at bethamesswartzfilm.com.

Exhibition inquires can be directed to the AZJHS Executive Director Dr. Lawrence Bell at 602-241-7870 or email: LBell@azjhs.org.

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