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Adria Willenson is a freelance graphic designer and visual artist with 15 years of experience. Her fine art and textile designs incorporate nature using rich, vibrant colors. She uses a variety of techniques through her textile and silk scarf designs such as serti, batik and shibori-style resist methods.
Her artwork has been displayed at the Cedarburg Cultural Center, Schauer Arts Center, The Sarah Chudnow Community Center and many other galleries and boutiques. Some examples of her custom artwork include family trees, ketubahs, murals for home, office and non-profit organizations.
Visit her website to view her fine art portfolio, purchase a work of art/silk scarf or contact her via email/phone to discuss a custom order.
Specializing in jewelry and Judaica: mezuzot, Torah ornaments, mizrachim, wedding rings, etc. Her work is found in the collections of the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Israeli Embassy in Washington D.C., Denver’s Mizel Museum, and synagogues in Wisconsin, Illinois, Connecticut, Michigan, Virginia and Arizona.
Committee co-chair of the Baron Museum of Judaica at Congregation Emanu-El B’ne Jeshurun where some of her work may be seen in the collection. She is listed in “Who’s Who in American Art.”
The late Avrum Chudnow (of blessed memory), local business leader, attorney and philanthropist founded the Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear. The collection is in a historic, late 1800s duplex acquired by Chudnow in 1966 and converted it to a museum since 1991. More than a dozen shops display period articles of daily living, business and recreation from the 1920s through the 1940s. It is a private museum that can be visited by appointment.
Israeli Folk Dance meets every Monday evening from 7:30 – 9:30 pm at the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center. Beginner teaching and dancing is offered from 7:30 – 8 pm and general dancing is intermediate to advanced level circle dancing of the newest dances from Israel. For further information, please email MilwaukeeIFD@yahoo.com or call Karen at (414) 315-3400. Israeli Folk Dance is open to ages 12 and up and is free of charge.
JMM is dedicated to preserving and presenting the history of the Jewish people in Southeastern Wisconsin. Through interactive displays, photographs and a unique timeline, JMM explains who the Jews are, why we came to Milwaukee, how the community is organized, how we remember the Holocaust, our relationship to Israel and more.
Hours are Monday – Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and Sunday, Noon – 4:00 p.m., except for Jewish and national holidays. Admissions range from $3-$6, and members are admitted for free. Docent tours can be scheduled by calling 414-390-5730. The Jewish Museum Milwaukee is a program of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation.
Executive Director: Patti Sherman-Cisler
President: Neena Florsheim
With over 25 years of experience, Kat creates well-designed, cost-effective printed marketing pieces including corporate identity/logos, ads, newsletters, brochures, direct mail, publications. Her focus is on the Jewish community and non-profit organizations. Working closely with her clients they develop visually pleasing pieces that convey the information to their audience. Kat’s clients always get the quick turnaround and the personal attention they deserve. Call or write to set up an appointment.
Kerri Yudkovitch, aka the Snowflake Lady, designs and creates stained glass art. Her work includes snowflakes, hamsas, Stars of David, lamps, sun catchers and ornaments. With many unique designs, innovative use of color, and meticulous solder lines, each piece of her work is one-of-a-kind and sure to dazzle. Kerri has been working with stained glass for more than 10 years, and participated in many juried art shows. Check out her work on the Web, or call for a custom design.
A freelance graphic & fine artist, instructor and consultant who teaches and advises those with diverse backgrounds, skill levels and ages, in the areas of the fine arts, applied arts and Judaica, in both secular and Judaica subject matter.
Known for her graphic and commercial art production Laeh is available for freelance art works or “art to order” projects in most media: computer, pencil, pen, chalk, metal tooling, acrylic or watercolor, to list a few.