Opening Reception for 'Paintings by Shalom Flash'

  • Jewish Community Library 1835 Ellis Street San Francisco, CA 94115

Free admission with free garage parking on Pierce Street between Ellis and Eddy streets.

The public is welcome to attend the Opening Reception for the new exhibit, "From Rehovot and San Francisco: Paintings by Shalom Flash."

Flash, of Rehovot, Israel, regularly paints landscapes and city scapes of his native land as well the Bay Area on his frequent visits. He paints in the plein air style, meaning that he works on-site using natural light, seeking to portray a scene in natural hues. This exhibit offers a sampling of these realist scenes in varying media and sizes. 

Flash explains that "painting within realistic constraints is what gives one real freedom, i.e., the possibility to go to extremes. It is not an arbitrary freedom, but a freedom that gives joy."

Born on Kibbut Shfayim, Israel, Flash studied electronics, then shifted to fine arts, studying in London, Israel and Boston. His artwork has been displayed in Paris, Toronto, Boston, and throughout Israel.

The exhibit runs through April 23, 2017.