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Siona Benjamin: Blue Like Me

October 29, 2017
5:00 pm
Osher Marin JCC

Siona Benjamin: Blue Like Me Artist Presentation & Film Screening at the Osher Marin JCC in the Gallery, Kurland, Atrium Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 5:00pm Cost: $7 Members/ $10 Public/ Free, Kids 17 & Under *Indian Food available for purchase through Taj of Marin (5-6 pm) ABOUT THE ARTIST Discover the incredible story and inspiration behind Siona Benjamin's artwork which interweaves diverse influences that include Indian/Persian miniatures, Byzantine icons and Jewish illuminated manuscripts. She blends these ancient forms with pop-cultural elements to create a unique visual vocabulary. Her work raises questions about what and where is "home," while evoking issues such as identity, immigration, motherhood, and the role of art in social change. Growing up in a predominantly Hindu and Muslim society, educated in Catholic and Zoroastrian schools, raised Jewish in India and now living in the U.S., Siona has always been driven to reflect upon the cultural boundary zones in which she has lived. She has therefore over the years developed varied characters as self-portraits in assuming multiple roles and forms. She employs them as social and cultural agents in raising provocative issues about identity in a trans-cultural world. PROGRAM SCHEDULE 5-5:45PM: Informal meet and greet with the artist, Indian food for purchase by Taj of Marin (first come first served) 6PM: Artist Presentation & Film Screening Osher Marin JCC 200 North San Pedro Road San Rafael, CA 94903 415-444-8000 Presented by Osher Marin JCC

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Osher Marin JCC

200 N San Pedro Rd, San Rafael, CA 94903, United States
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