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Aimee Orkin

My art journey began in theater, and roamed through set design, sculpture, architectural drafting, murals, drawing, painting, ketubot, batik, and teaching. After 25 years of teaching K-8th-grade art, I took a sabbatical this year to study prayer, create paintings on paper and fabric on the theme of Visual Prayer, and collaborate with clergy to teach adult Judaic Art workshops to inspire learning, connecting, healing and artmaking. My MFA is from Brandeis University, in Scenic Design. My artwork is in the Minneapolis Institute of Art’s permanent Judaic collection. I enjoy creating in a community, not in a vacuum. I am thrilled to be part of an Interfaith Artist Circle, and believe sharing, listening, learning, and exhibiting together are part of a process of healing our world.

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