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Blue Like Me: The Art of Siona Benjamin

Hosted By: Orange County Jewish Community Scholar Program ("CSP")

Join us for a conversation with Siona Benjamin, an Indian-American Jewish artist, originally from Mumbai but now residing in the United States, about her compelling art, which crosses multiple cultural boundaries, and a film about her art and the Mumbai Jewish community, Blue Like Me: The Art of Siona Benjamin, available on Amazon Prime Video. Benjamin’s transcultural Indian-Jewish art received praise in The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Financial Times, The Boston Globe, Art in America, Art New England, Art and Antiques, ArtNews, Moment Magazine, The Times of India, Mumbai Mirror, Marg Magazine, and other publications.

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Siona Benjamin

Siona Benjamin belongs to the Bene Israel community of India. She grew up in a city that was predominantly Hindu and Muslim, and to a lesser extent, Catholic and Zoroastrian. She has two Masters of Fine Arts, one in painting and one in theater set design. Furthermore, she has exhibited in the US, Canada, Europe, India, and Asia. In 2010 she received a Fulbright Fellowship for an art project entitled ‘Faces: Weaving Indian Jewish Narratives’. She was later awarded a second Fulbright Fellowship in 2016 for a project entitled ‘Motherland to Fatherland: Indian Transcultural Jews in Israel’. The documentary “Blue Like Me” follows her journey as she conducted research for this project. Her unique perspective as a Jewish woman raised in India is a central theme to her artworks.
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Orange County Jewish Community Scholar Program ("CSP")

The Orange County Jewish Community Scholar Program (“CSP”) is a program offering adult Jewish education and family Jewish celebrations.
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