04 June 2009


Jerusalem, Michigan
Jerusalem Landholders in Utah
Skip's Dock on Galilee Straits welcoming people to Jerusalem, Rhode Island
Country Store in Jerusalem, VermontParticipatory Art Linking the 20 Jerusalems in USA with the Original in Israel
I have intiated a new participatory artwork JerUSAlem-USA that links the twenty places in USA called "Jerusalem" with the original Jerusalem in Israel for which they are named. There are Jerusalems in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Maryland, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Utah, and Vermont. The name of these America Jerusalems was inspired by the Bible where we read about King David establishing Jerusalem as the capital of the united state of the Israelite nation 3,013 years ago. Today, Jerusalem is the vibrant capital of the modern State of Israel.

Invitation to Participate
invites people to participate in this art project by sending photographs of everyday life (people, homes, shops, community events and celebrations, flora and fauna, scenery, etc.). These photographs are matched by images of everyday life in Jerusalem, Israel, and posted at http://jerusalem-usa.blogspot.com/. The juxtaposition of photographs of the original Jerusalem with those from the twenty American Jerusalems creates an interactive network of people with shared values that deepens the friendship between them. In addition to being posted on the art project blog, the matched images will be exhibited in museums and art galleries in Israel and USA, and incorporated in a book JerUSAlem.

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