Monday, Oct 9, 2017 • 11am–5pm
Gather and connect with an artist each day in our mini Sukkah Studio. Each artist will inhabit the Sukkah Studio for one day. Visiting the Sukkah Studio is free; you can find it in the Museum lobby common area.
Today's Sukkah Studio artist is Ari Salomon.
Sukkot is the week-long Jewish harvest festival. One of the rituals for Sukkot is for families to build a simple hut (called a sukkah) in their backyard or on a porch, in which they festively gather, eat meals, and even sleep. The holidays is one of celebration for the abundance of nature shared with family and guests (uspizim). Inspired by this tradition, The CJM has built its own sukkah for gathering and community building by inviting six local artists to inhabit the sukkah as an open studio. The Sukkah Studio provides an inviting space for the artists to share their practice with visitors and even work with interested folks to make something together.
So please don’t be shy, say hello, be our honored guest!
Family Programs are made possible with presenting partnership from the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation. Major support comes from Bank of America and the Koret Foundation. Additional support comes from Blick Art Materials.
The wood for this sukkah was donated in part by SapphirePine.
SapphirePine transforms some of the 100 million California trees killed by drought and tiny mountain beetles into beautiful furniture and durable lumber. The beetles that kill the trees also bring a blue-stain fungus that give the wood its stunning blue, green, and orange highlights. Sapphire Pine gives this wood a new life. For more information, please visit www.sapphirepine.com.