Slutzky Art Gallery

Remembrance and More
Paula Prager

Most biographies include where one has studied, what shows they have participated in, special recognitions and accolades. My own biography has been full of the above mentioned references; however, there comes a time in one's life when all this seems not so important when one considers where one is right now. Eleanor Roosevelt said, "Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift; that's why they call it the present." For certainly all my past experiences as an artist, wife, mother and grandmother have made me the artist I have become.

I have 4 pieces that are my interpretation of some of the Sefirot from the Kabbalah. It has led me to discover the essence and mystery of the Sefirot and qualities of the Kabbalah.  After participating in a class at Temple Israel in Long Beach with Dr. Daniel Matt in 2013, the beauty and prose of "The Essential Kabbalah" spoke to me and my imagination soared!

Wassily Kandinsky said, "A work of art consists of two elements, the inner and the outer. The inner element on its own is the emotion of the artist's soul. This emotion is able to bring out a basically corresponding emotion in the soul of the viewer. As long as the soul is attached to the body, it can, as a rule, only receive vibrations transmitted by feelings. Feeling is also a bridge from the non-material to material (the artist) and from the material to the non-material (the viewer). Emotion - feeling - work - feeling - emotion."

This show is dedicated to my astrologer, friend, spiritual muse and husband, B'nai Faulkner, who inspired me to paint with a purpose and offer the beauty of color to everyone to appreciate and enjoy. His memory lives in my soul.


Paula Prager


Artists Call 2015

The Slutzky Art Gallery located at the Merage Jewish Community Center seeks artists of all disciplines - including but not limited to - painting, printmaking, drawing, photography, sculpture and ceramics, for our 2015 calendar.

The JCC Slutzky Art Gallery's mission is to promote quality Jewish art and artists. We are looking for artists that involve Jewish content within their work or are inspired by Jewish values and concepts.

For more information or to apply, please contact Sandra Hodgkins at (949) 435-3400 ext. 161 or

Art Gallery Hours

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  • Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Saturday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sunday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.