Summer 2019: 5 Weeks in Europe

Gilah has just spent two weeks attending the International Painting Symposium in Tourves (8 – 15 June) and Correns (15 – 22 June), two beautiful medieval towns in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region in southeastern France. In her words: “For the past weeks plus I have lived in a 14th C house and painted with the other symposium participants in an 11th C castle… Great work, folks, food, festivities – all washed down by balmy sun-drenched local wines.”

She is now staying in a tiny cottage not far from the Tyrone Guthrie Center for the Arts, a centre for creative artists at Annaghmakerrig, Ireland where she will present her film, Reading the Landscape. She stayed here in 1993 — you can see some of her work from that time here: Drumlin Series and Annaghmakerrig Postcard Series.

Opening Reception for Creating Community: the Art of Loving Your Neighbor

Join Gilah Yelin Hirsch and other artist members of the Jewish Artists Initiative of Southern California at the opening reception for Creating Community: the Art of Loving Your Neighbor hosted by the Pico Union Project.

1153 Valencia Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Sunday, April 7th, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Exhibition dates: April 7 – June 2, 2019


This exhibition is dedicated to Pico Union’s Jewish principle to love your neighbor as yourself. JAI members share their interpretation of what defines a neighborhood, a neighbor or a sense of community through their artwork.

Click: PUP website for more information or call: (213) 915-0084


Featured image above: Infinitely Connected, 2018, acrylic on canvas, 24″ diameter

Reading the Landscape • Los Angeles Screenings

After twenty years in production, this 35 minute, innovative, multicultural, multidisciplinary, multilingual educational film for kids of all ages will be shown in two events, March 10 (Edgemar Center for the Arts, Santa Monica), and March 14 (CSUDH Loker, LSU Ballroom). Both events are free of charge.

Reading the Landscape combines science and art in a magical voyage around the world following the migratory patterns of humankind. We follow five forms identified in nature that are present in alphabets universally, ancient to modern, and show that these forms were chosen ubiquitously as they mirror neurons and neural processes of perception and cognition.

While traveling around the globe, viewers experience immersions in cultural diversity that demonstrate unique beauty and richness while simultaneously affirming that we, as humankind, are fundamentally more alike than we are different.

Click this link to view the full invitation and details for required RSVP to attend LA screenings of Reading the Landscape.

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We look forward to sharing Reading the Landscape with you.

Art on Paper, NYC

In anticipation of Art on Paper in NYC this year, Gilah was invited by Master Printer Judith Solodkin of Solo Impression, Inc. to conceive experimental art which would engage Judith’s innovative digital sewing machine. As Gilah has been painting on papyrus since 2014 in addition to working on canvas, they determined that she would bring papyri and other materials to work with in her shop in Riverdale, NY. As sewing was to be an additional medium she also brought distressed antique Tibetan jacquards. By using a combination of different media, her work opened into unexpected and new avenues.

All of Gilah’s new collaborative artworks will be shown at Art on Paper, Pier 36, 299 South Street, New York City, March 7 – 10.

At this event Solo Impression will also be representing artists Louise Bourgeois, Javier Barrera, Whitfield Lovell and William Tillyer.

Inland Empire Museum of Art presents: Visions of Elysium

November 11 – December 23, 2018
Opening Reception: Nov. 11, 2-5 p.m.
Curator: Jim Morphesis

Featured will be the painting Choice, 2010, acrylic on canvas, 36″ round

Visions of Elysium refers to the Elysian Fields, a place of peace and beauty which the ancient Greeks believed was the reward for living a good life.

Inland Empire Museum of Art
1334 North Benson Ave, Suite D
Upland, California 91786

CSUDH Faculty Exhibition, 2018

Prof. Gilah Yelin Hirsch will be displaying two of her paintings: Time & Consequence and Facing Time in the annual CSUDH Faculty Exhibition opening on Monday, September 17 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

University Art Gallery, Art & Design Department
California State University • Dominguez Hills
1000 E. Victoria Street
Carson, CA 90747