Renowned Israeli artist, Hanoch Piven makes a stop in Jacksonville


By Jewish Federation of Jacksonville


                Well known Israeli artist Hanoch Piven took his unique artistic approach on the road in February and made a stop in Jacksonville to share his experience, insights and creativity with members of the community. Piven, whose work has been highlighted in publications such as TimeNewsweekRolling StoneThe Atlantic Monthly, and Entertainment Weekly is a mixed media artist who makes caricatures of famous people using household objects and food. In two workshops inspired by community Shlicha Dana Marmai and hosted by the Jewish Community Alliance, Piven taught his techniques to attendees including adults and teens from the Jacksonville Jewish community as well as students from the Torah Academy of Jacksonville. With the assistance of donated items, participants created their own Piven inspired pieces as he watched and encouraged, allowing these newfound artists to display and explain their creations at the conclusion of the event.