Diane Reich     [email protected]



Diane Reich is an artist, educator, inspirational speaker, and passionate advocate for creative enlightenment about our Jewish heritage via her informative and  entertaining art presentations. Her goal is to use her paintbrush dipped in color to share uplifting facts and incredible stories that will inspire and develop greater pride and appreciation of our history, culture, and homeland. Diane feels incredibly fortunate to be accepted as a public speaker in both the JNF and the UJA Speakers Bureaus. Her art presentations have been very well received, and those who hear her are profoundly moved. 

7  Art Presentations & Interactive Programs - descriptions & photos

"Israel: Young, Tiny, Democratic, and Remarkable"

Five paintings illustrate Israel's unprecedented and incredible contributions to mankind.

40 incredible pride-evoking

fun-facts about Israel

Israel Provides Humanitarian Aid

Around the World

Israel's Miraculous Medical Achievements Save​ Lives                           Israel's Agricultural Techniques Help Globally                           Israel's Technology & Inventions Improve Humanity

"Who's At the Wall?  or ​

Finally, Living Free of Anti-Semitism in Our Homeland"

The immigrigrant experience is depicted by presenting the fascinating lives and experiences of four prominent Israelis who came to Israel during different decades, from different countries where each fled anti-Semitism, discrimination, and persecution. The painting shows them now living in Israel, praying at the Kotel, and enjoying equal rights, self-determination, and freedom from government-sponsored and community-supported anti-Semitism.

From left to right are images of:​

1) Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau, child holocaust survivor, born in POLAND in 1937 - former Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel​

2) Nadav Guedj, IDF soldier, born in FRANCE in 1998 - represented Israel & became finalist in Eurovision Song Contest

3) Natan Sharansky, human rights activist, born in the UKRAINE in 1948 - Knesset member, author, & Chairman of Jewish Agency

4) Shlomo Molla, survivor, born in ETHIOPIA in 1965 - Deputy Speaker of Knesset & Director of Immigration & Absorption

       "Emet - Truth"      

12 meaningful images and scenes encircle the map.  These visual representations contain important and impressive truths about Israel and the Middle East.  They are described pictorially and elucidated using facts and documented narratives during the talk.   

"Longing for Peace....1, 2, 3, 4, 5x, 6x..."

This dove symbolizes Israel's yearning for peace.  The years painted along the bottom represent some of Israel's many actions that clearly demonstrate her desire for peace.  The dates also represent times the Arabs / Palestinians rejected both peace and the opportunity to have a state of their own. 

         

                      Generosity & Kindness


This whimsical papercut collage depicts the generosity and kindness of Israelis involved in the "Wheelchairs of Hope" initiative, which was praised by the U.N. Israeli volunteer engineers, occupational therapists, designers, and experts in plastics, in conjunction with ALYN Pediatric Rehabilitation Hospital in Jerusalem, developed an improved, light weight plastic, supportive, children’s wheelchair.  Israel is producing and donating these colorful kid-friendly wheelchairs to children without mobility from families with limited resources so they can become mobile, attend school, and increase their independence. Israel has already donated tens of thousands to children in need in Central and South America, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.  It is estimated there are 5 million needy children around the world with mobility disabilities, and Israel's goal is to manufacture and donate wheelchairs to every one of them. 






"100 Hearts"

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A hundred hearts are too few to hold all the love I feel for you.

מאה לבבות לא מספיקים מכדי להחזיק את האהבה שאני מרגישה כלפיך

The theme and image in this painting were inspired by King Solomon's passionate lyrical poetry in the "Song of ​Songs."   

The phrase was inspired by a contemporary verse.

The art presentation includes and expands on Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks' concept of the 

Seasons of Love.


  



VIRTUAL PROGRAMS

"Let's Talk About Israel:  

A Fun & Interactive Look at a  Remarkable Country"


During the Covid-19 pandemic, creative, multi-media, interactive virtual zoom programs were created and presented.  They include comics, short videos, paintings, photos, fun facts, and a unique and creative Israel IQ Game.





Diane Reich is a public speaker in the Jewish National Fund (JNF) & United Jewish Appeal (UJA) Speakers Bureaus

email:

[email protected]


call or text:

(917) 881 - 9555

Diane Reich’s Paintings On Exhibit 


Personal Renaissance Art Exhibit at Belskie Museum of Art & Science, Closter, NJ, 3/5 - 3/26/2017

           Israel's Contributions to Humanity Showcase Art Display, Bialystoker Synagogue, NY, NY, 4 - 5/2017          

 Our Homeland Showcase Art Display, Bialystoker Synagogue, NY, NY , 6 - 7/2017

Freedom An Artistic Interpretation Exhibit, Belskie Museum of Art & Science, Closter, NJ, 3/5 - 3/25/2018

Manny Cantor Center of the Educational Alliance, NYC, NY 10 -12/2018

Stanton 11 Exhibit at the Stanton Street Shul Art Gallery, NYC, NY 1/13-3/12/2019

Henry Goodleman Flowery Art Gallery Exhibition, Brooklyn, NY 1/15-1/20/2019

Manny Cantor Center of the Educational Alliance, NYC, NY 4 - 6/2019

NORC Center, NY, NY 9/2019

The Pen and the Knife Jewish Papercut Art Exhibition, NYC, NY, 11/4 - 12/2019 

Utopia: Visions and Traditions Yiddish New York Art Show, NY, NY 12/12/2019 - 1/2020

Best of Stanton Art Exhibit, NY, NY, 3/8/2020 - present

Magical Thinking & Superstition Exhibit, Hebrew Union College Heller Art Museum, NY, NY -  upcoming opening postponed due to Covid-19

"Finf Yor" Five Years of Art at online gallery of Yiddish NY www.YiddishNewYork.com/visual-Arts_Exhibition  12/2020-12/2021

United Jewish Council Calendar & visual UJC gallery - painting in February 2021  nyc.ujces.org/calendar2021 

"Veiling and Revealing: The Facemasks of the Torah Art Exposition"  fundraiser sponsored by Harlem Moishe House and the Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Team for the environmental non-profit, Hazon.  February 27, 2021

Article and artist interview   https://ujceastside.org/blog/artist-diane-reich   Feb - March 2021

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