There is a new show of my newest Judaic works at the Slutzky Art Gallery at the Merage JCC of Orange County, California. After traveling to Palo Alto to take down my solo show at the Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto, I packed up my work and moved it to the LA area for this solo show in Irvine. As I drove in the rented minivan from Palo Alto to Irvine, I became more and more comfortable driving the roads of California! I do believe that California drivers are nicer than the drivers in the Washington DC area. The JCC in Irvine is a very impressive and vibrant JCC campus, and I am honored to have my work displayed there. I didn’t even realize how close the ocean was to this location until I got terribly lost at one point, and I ended up in Newport Beach. Didn’t I bring my navigator? Of course I did, but it didn’t work! It wouldn’t recognize the state of California (it kept saying “match not found”) and I went through quite a panic as I tried to figure out how to get where I was trying to go! I finally learned how to use my phone to help me navigate the streets of LA.
From the scenes of marketplaces, olive trees, and the Kotel, to scenes of Israeli Folk Dancing and a wedding scene under the Chupah, this show is unique. There are both original works and limited edition giclee prints.
While I was in LA, I was able to see my son, Danny Jolles, perform his stand up comedy at the Laugh Factory in Long Beach, California. I find it a little hard to stay relaxed when he is performing, but he was funny and charming, and I couldn’t have been prouder of my boy! He even let me store some of my work at his apartment in Los Angeles, so I can include it in my final show in Santa Barbara opening at the end of January 2016.
I was also able to attend the reception of a group show, “Things We Pass Down,” in the JCC in La Jolla, California. I have three pieces in that show. I do feel like my work is well received in the wonderful state of California! On my next trip out on January 21, 2016, I have my husband coming with me! I am thrilled that he will be able to help me pack up this show and help me transport it to Santa Barbara for my next show.