Arts in brief: June 10, 2014

Reid Genauer in TA for one-off show; Turning an alternative leaf; ‘Tis the season of culture in Jerusalem; Silver screenings from Down Under.

REID GENAUER (photo credit: Courtesy)
(photo credit: Courtesy)
Reid Genauer in TA for one-off show
Reid Genauer, a mainstay of the American roots music community and member of popular band Assembly of Dust, will perform solo on Tuesday night in Tel Aviv.
The former leader of the ‘90s band Strangefolk, Genauer has shared the stage with notables like Phil Lesh, Dickey Betts and Mike Gordon of Phish.
Characterized by thoughtful lyrics, hooky melodies and earnest vocals, Genauer’s music has been compared to The Band and Crosby, Stills and Nash. His show will take place at the Polly Club on Rotschild Street at 9:30 p.m.
By David Brinn

Turning an alternative leaf

Hansen House in Jerusalem will host the free Alternative Book Week festival Tuesday through Thursday.
The three-day program will take in a wide range of artistic avenues, and will focus on literary works that do not normally command pride of place in book stores around the country. The artist roster covers expansive ground, including singer-songwriter Eran Tzur, iconic Jerusalem café and literary hotspot Tmol Shilshom owner David Erlich and educator Avigail Antman.
Celebrated comics author Michel Kichka will oversee the launch of a new addition to the local genre, Reshumon by fellow creator Ilana Zafran, and literary theorist and editor Dr. Dana Olmert, daughter of former prime minister Ehud Olmert, will enlighten her audience about books that never made it to the public.
There will also be some visual entertainment with the Don’t Touch the Walls storytelling-theatrical spot performed by local residents, while the Spoken Word performance art troupe will join forces with a number of belly dancers for a “poetic jam.”
There will be workshops on each of the three days, including a silkscreen printing slot with artists Ze’ev and Gila Engelmayer, a visual and written self-portrait session with Iris Boim-Ronen and Michal Bonenu, and a fanzine creation workshop for youth and adults.
The festival is being produced by the Et Leshinui book fair organization and the Department of Culture, Creativity and Production of Sapir College.
All festival events are free.

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By Barry Davis

‘Tis the season of culture in Jerusalem

The Jerusalem Season of Culture is back. As of July 10, for the coming seven weeks a wide range of cultural events will enrich the city with glimpses of culture from Jerusalem and outside. These performances will add a lot to our cultural life.
Since its inception four years ago, the JSC has attracted a large audience, many of them visitors from Jerusalem and abroad.
The season will open this year with Contact Point – tantalizing nighttime encounters between artists, artworks and audiences in the Israel Museum – now a well-established tradition.
Other highlights include Chef Kamel Hashlamon and Chef Assaf Granit who will meet up on the Jerusalem seamline to research, cook and host their own Jerusalem kitchen, the In-House Festival and of course the Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival, a rich tapestry of musical performances from Israel and the world, which will include tours and musical interactions.
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By Jerusalem Post staff

Silver screenings from Down Under

The 11th Australian Israel Film Festival, sponsored by AICE, the Australia Israel Cultural Exchange, opens this week and runs through July 5 at the Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Holon and Haifa cinematheques.
The films feature a wide range of settings and subjects that have become the trademark of Australian cinema in recent years. They include Tracks, about a young woman goes on a nearly 3,000-mile trek across the deserts of West Australia with her four camels and faithful dog, accompanied by an obnoxious National Geographic photographer, I am a Girl, a documentary exploring the state of women in the world through the stories of six girls on the brink of womanhood, and Red Obsession, which follows a modern-day silk road through the prism of Bordeaux’s ethereal wines and is narrated by Russell Crowe.
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By Jerusalem Post staff