LOVE, HOPE & MEMORY – Shula Singer Arbel Exhibition


An Exhibition of alumna Shula Singer Arbel’s work honoring her parents Los Angeles Hebrew High’s
Dr. Michael & Edith Singer

Dr. Singer, a beloved teacher at LAHH for over 40 years, and Edith will be at the reception!

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
7:00-9:00 PM


Monica Film Center
1332 2nd Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Laemmle Theatres’ Art in the Arthouse proudly presents
LOVE, HOPE, MEMORY, featuring the works of SHULA SINGER ARBEL
at the Monica Film Center. Please join us for a short film about the creation of the series on the big screen, artist talk, and of course, the wine, cheese and conversation Art in the Arthouse is known for.
Drawing inspiration from her incredible family history, Shula created paintings based on photographs found in an old photo album. Curated by Tish Laemmle, the exhibit runs through early December
at the Monica Film Center in Santa Monica.



Shula Singer Arbel has generously offered to donate 50% of her proceeds to LA Hebrew High on this wonderful EVENING!


LOVE, HOPE, MEMORY is the story of Shula Singer Arbel’s parents, Edith and Michael Singer. They met in 1946 in a Displaced Persons Camp in Heidenheim Germany, right after World War II. Shula’s mother was a survivor of Auschwitz, her father had been in the Russian and Polish Army. In spite of the tremendous loss and unimaginable suffering, this was a time of great hope and optimism for the future. It was a time of building new lives and looking forward. Based on black and white photographs found in an old photo album, the portraits are a fusion of representational, abstract, and dream-like images; a flattening of form mixed with painterly surfaces. The figures in the paintings are intentionally faceless to create a universal narrative.


Shula Singer Arbel was born in Israel and moved to Los Angeles at the age of three. She received an MFA degree from UCLA in Film Production, worked in the film industry and was the first recipient of the Barbra Streisand screenwriting award. Now a full-time artist, she exhibits her work extensively in galleries throughout Los Angeles and in public venues including, Pershing Square Park, the Wilshire Vermont Metro Station, and a billboard in Culver City.

“What drew me to Shula’s artwork was not only her magnificent bright colors and patterns but also her ability to evoke the past. Mesmerized by the figures in her “Memory” series, I imagine myself as one of those women, knowing my childhood is gone forever, but my future can be as brilliant as my imagination will allow.”
– Tish Laemmle, CURATOR
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To see more of Shula’s work, visit her website at
Click on the YouTube Video (arrow below) to see a film on
how “Love, Hope, Memory” was created.