“Do Not Destroy: Trees, Art, and Jewish Thought” examines the role of the tree in international contemporary art in an exhibition of video, painting, sculpture, drawing, and photography.

Tu B’Shevat, a minor holiday that falls in the middle of winter (this year occurring February 7-8), has become increasingly important for many Jews, especially here in the Bay Area, who have integrated faith and concern for the natural environment in a practice of environmental Tikkun Olam (making the world a better place). — Contemporary Jewish Museum

Three artists from the Mission — Lisa Congdon, Jane Martin and David Tomb — are part of the Dorothy Saxe Invitational, in which artists from all over the world had to use reclaimed wood in some way for their pieces.

The exhibition is on view from Feb. 16 to May 28, 2012, at the Contemporary Jewish Museum.

Claudia Escobar

Claudia is a contributing reporter.

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