Nathaniel Perkins Creates Winning Version of Poster to Celebrate Jewish Quotes, Art
Nathaniel Perkins, 10, of Dedham has created a winning poster.
Perkins is among the twelve children, ages 7 to 12, who won iPads after taking part in a contest to celebrate the Harold Grinspoon Foundation’s new “Voices & Visions” program that brings together Jewish thinkers and artwork in a new poster campaign.
The children created their own version of posters inspired by Rabbi Lawrence Kushner’s quote: “If you see something that is broken, fix it.”
Winners include: Amarya Levy-Mazie, 8, Brooklyn, NY; Stella Feldman-Abe, 7, Westchester, CA; Jordan Carey, 12, Oakland, CA; Avery Feldman, 10, Scottsdale, AZ; Haidee Clauer, 12, Kansas City, MO; Eliana Bertman, 7, Colorado Springs, CO; Sara Fajnland, 8, and Chaya Mushka Fajnland, 9, Herndon, VA; Nathaniel Perkins, 10, Dedham, MA; Nina Katz, 11, Longmeadow, MA; Marissa Eisen, 8, Salem, MA; and Sophia Trigub, 9, Fairlawn, NJ.
The 50 runners up will have their artwork incorporated into an online mural on the Voices & Visions website.
Voices & Visions is a major $1.1 million philanthropic initiative by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation which focuses primarily on Jewish efforts.
For this new project, the foundation is creating and distributing high quality posters to numerous Jewish organizations, PJ Library partners, and beyond.
The first series of 18 posters highlights the “Voice” – or quote - from a famous Jewish thinker paired with the “Vision” – or artwork – from a Jewish graphic designer. (See this link: www.voices-visions.org/)
In the program’s first major exhibition, the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles will showcase the posters from Dec. 4 to March 17 with a special reception planned for March 3.
About 6,000 people and organizations have already received the first packages of posters by mail. In the next 12 months, the program will reach Jewish organizations such as Moishe Houses, Hillel Houses, Birthright groups, federations, Jewish community centers, synagogues, day schools, camps, and others.
More events and programs are being planned for Jewish museums and cultural centers in London, San Francisco, Chicago, and New York in the coming year.