Description Passover, Hebrew Pesa, or Pesach, in Judaism celebrates the Exodus, the freedom from slavery. The holiday commemorates the Hebrews' liberation from slavery in Egypt and the passing over of the destructive forces, the ten plagues, and the sparing of the firstborn on the eve of the Exodus. Each year this major Jewish holiday occurs in the spring on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Nisan. Jewish families gather to retell the story of the exodus especially to the children. The preciousness of freedom and the bitterness of slavery becomes more than just a memory of miraculous events. It is a time to share the Passover story that is more than just ancient; it is a contemporary story for many human beings who are currently seeking freedom from bondage throughout our world. Passover celebrates this emancipation old and new. Happy Passover.
I.M. Spadecaller, Clearwater Member Since March 2010 Artist Statement Welcome to Spadecaller's Galleries.
About the Artist: Spadecaller (Matt Schwartz) is the pseudonym he uses for his visual art, writing, poetry, and video creations; initially, the name came about by his direct approach on subjects that focus on humanitarian issues that impact our world today. He's known to call a spade a spade.
In the late 1950’s, Spadecaller’s formal training in traditional oil painting techniques commenced. He was eight years old, when he started private painting lessons. Through considerable personal sacrifice, his mother, who has since passed away, nurtured his artistic talents and provided him with many of the tools and circumstances to launch his creative journey. Memories of art exhibitions in New York City that his mother introduced him to continue to motivate his quest for excellence. Spadecaller attended The School of Visual Arts in New York City (1970-71), and during the 70's up until the late 80's, he exhibited acrylic and oils in Montreal and New York. As a realist painter, he strives to capture the beauty of nature and the soul of humankind. Due to the onset of chronic illness in the late nineties and with the advent of image editing software, he turned to creating digital hand painted images, mixed media and photographic art - fusing these into an art form worthy of the same gratification that he had once found in oils.
- Spadecaller (Matt Schwartz)
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