Chabad hosts Jewish pop art event
Photos Courtesy of Rabbi Pesach and Chana Burston "Pop Art Rabbi" Yitzchok Moully, pictured with Chabad Rabbi Pesach and Chana Burston in front of Moully's pop art hanging in Chabad's lobby, led a Jewish Pop Art event at Chabad.
Lee and Michelle Sentell of Monroe display their creations at the Jewish Pop Art event.
A few of the creative paintings that were made at the Jewish Pop Art event.
CHESTER — Chabad of Orange County recently hosted a Jewish Pop Art Event with "Pop Art Rabbi" Yitzchok Moully.
The bright and spirited evening, which included friends, wine and pastries, featured a creative silk screen painting workshop led by Moully.
Many visitors to Chabad may be familiar with Moully’s pop art, as it’s prominently featured in the lobby at Chabad's office in Chester.
Defining what is 'Chassidic Pop Art'As a child, Moully’s upbringing was off the beaten path. Raised by former hippies, Moully was exposed to far more color than one would expect in the rigorously orthodox Chassidic community.
Moully’s formal education in day schools in Australia and later at the Rabbinical College of America did not include formal art classes but his inner passion yearned for expression.
After dabbling in various forms of art, Moully found an expression for his creativity in the silk-screen process. His art contrasts strong Judaic and Chassidic images with vibrant bold colors to create a startling combination which he describes as “Chassidic Pop Art.”
Moully’s art reveals that the essence of Chassidic thought is far from black and white. Under the black hat there is a wealth of vibrant colorful energy waiting to be released.
Moully is the founder of The Creative Soul and lives in Hillside N.J., together with his wife Batsheva and six children. His website is www.MoullyArt.com.
The event was sponsored by Chabad as part of its adult education programs. The event was made possible due to the generosity of Lee and Michelle Sentell, Jim Rogers, Brigitte Glasser, David Pollack in honor of the Taxi Dave Show (WOR 710 from 8-9 PM) and in honor of his mother, Sondra, and by Ira and Karen Kanis.
Essential information• To learn more about Chabad’s community events, program and services, contact Rabbi Pesach and Chana Burston call 845-782-2770, email rabbi@ChabadOrange.com or visit www.ChabadOrange.com.
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