Beverly Hills resident and lifelong artist Jamie Lee Hoffer will present her first solo art show, “After The Fall,” at the National Council of Jewish Women, Los Angeles from Aug. 19 to Nov. 15. The public opening reception for the show will be held on Aug. 19 from 4-7 p.m.
The exhibition will feature around 30 of Hoffer’s paintings and sculptures done in her specialized, ancient medium known as “encaustic,” which is molten paint comprising a mixture of beeswax, dammar crystals and special pigments
Previously, Hoffer was the art director for the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles for 16 years. She is currently a preschool teacher at the Temple Isaiah Preschool on Pico Boulevard, working with children ages 12-24 months.
“Due to our intensely divided political climate today, there is so much anger in the world, it feels like we’re all constantly being slapped in the face with it. Art, in particular, is a necessary vehicle for expressing the frustrations of our times,” Hoffer said. “My pieces offer a reprieve from that – a moment to breathe, a safe place to lose one’s self within the layers – to journey to places both physically and emotionally, to a memory, a dream or a desire.
“My artworks are an exploration of the interconnection between myself and our universe,” she added.
A percentage of the sales of Hoffer’s artworks from the “After The Fall” show will be donated to NCJW/LA.
The National Council of Jewish Women is located at 543 N. Fairfax Ave. For information, visit jamieleehoffer.com, or call (323)852-8512.
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