Thursday, April 29, 2010

Photographer I

Photographer I, originally uploaded by levenj.

High Schoolers in "Our Struggle"

High Schoolers in Our Struggle, originally uploaded by levenj.

Here at the CJM...this is one of those "I frickin' love my job" moments...glad my cell phone got a perfect, blurry pic so I could get the feel for the kids in the galleries without any real faces without permission.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Sunday, April 18, 2010

More on Rocco

To follow up on an earlier post -- excited about being a part of Rocco Landesman's visit to SF, The New York Times ran a great article about Landesman's work. One of the pix is of Landesman and crew looking at the CJM...squint, you can seem it gleam in their eyes :)

(Image: Jim Wilson/The New York Times "In San Francisco with his wife, Debby (behind him) and James Canales of the James Irvine Foundation."

Was jazzed when he was first appointed...

In the Kunstmuseum Basel

Photo_072308_001, originally uploaded by levenj.

"The Kunstmuseum Basel, the world’s first public museum, began with the city’s purchase of a private collection in 1661...."

Jews on Vinyl: The Parvarim

Jews on Vinyl, originally uploaded by levenj.

Known as Israel’s Simon and Garfunkel, the duo split up like their American role models when one of them become Ultra-orthodox

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Thanks for EVERYTHING, John!

Goodbye, John.

John Killacky has been an important mentor for me during my time out here in the Bay Area. He has been an important mentor for SO MANY people and had a really profound impact on the arts in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Burlington, VT is a very lucky place!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Robert Janes and the Center for the Future of Museums

Heard Robert Janes speak at JFKU and will be guest blogging for the Center for the Future of Museums. Here's Dr. Janes from December 2009.

Saturday, April 03, 2010

Gay Men's Chorus at Leveraging Social Media @jewseum #artslabsf

Gay Men's Chorus, originally uploaded by cambodia4kidsorg.

this are the guys from my earlier post, as pictured by Beth Kanter in her photostream on the event..what a great day!


At Natural History (Passover 2010)

life is beautiful.

The Whole Group at Leveraging Social Media with Beth Kanter

Spectra Gram Session, originally uploaded by levenj.

This was part of the Spectra Gram portion where Beth Kanter asked the participants to place themselves along a line from Social Media "Flyer" to "Crawler" then the group engaged and presented across the spectrum. It was a great activity.

What an amazing day...To see Beth Kanter's slides click here.

To view the twitterstream click here -> #artslabsf

Friday, April 02, 2010

Hewlett Foundation Artslab Slides

Check out this SlideShare Presentation:

Magic Moment Working with Beth Kanter #artslabsf

I just had this totally amazing experience. Working with Beth Kanter and a host of others (esp. -- SF Foundation! Hewlett! Grants for the Arts! Wallace! Theatre Bay Area! Koret!), we've got this great program Leveraging Social Media (READ MORE HERE) going @jewseum.

I am sharing a table with two men from the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus, the oldest Gay Men's Chorus in the country.

And as we went around with introductions, one of the men representing the SFGMC said something like - we are still not sure if there's value in using Twitter.

I did a quick search for "gay mens chorus" on Twitter - part of the "listening" Beth Kanter encourages as Stage 1. The results early on included the "tweets" below for Gay Men's Choruses around the country.

WOW! Read: "Beth's Work Has Impact."

Thank you, Beth.

...and it's not so much about the money, right? it's actually about 'influencers' and meaningful messages around your mission. Things like this, right?: