Orna Ben-Ami: Entire Life in a Package

  • Presented By: Dennos Museum Center
  • Dates: February 3, 2019 - May 5, 2019
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Dennos Museum Center
  • Northwestern Michigan College Campus, 1701 E Front St
  • Traverse City, MI 49686
  • Time: See Event Times in Event Description
  • Price: $6 for adults, $4 for children 17 & under, and free for members, NMC students & faculty, and children 3 & under
  • (231) 995-1055
  • About

    Orna Ben-Ami was born in Israel in 1953. Joining the service at IDF in 1971, she became the first female military correspondent for the Army Radio station. Following her military service, she was a reporter and news editor for the Israeli Broadcasting Authority radio station and enrolled at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem where she studied International Relations and History.

    The transition from working with words to working with materials began when she started to learn gold and silversmith methods at the Jerusalem Technological Center. Between 1990 and 1992, she studied sculpture at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, DC, and from there, continued her studies in Art History at Tel Aviv University.

    Entire Life in a Package is the story of millions of refugees with millions of packages, suitcases... sacks. “Life packages” that hold the desire to survive. In it, they pack both hopes and pains. Behind every package, there is some­one looking for a place. The objects that people take, in one package, represent their identity and sense of belonging, their memories, and hopes for the future.

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