Anika Smulovitz, Professor of Art Jewelry and Metalsmithing, is featured in the recently published book “Modern Judaica: Today’s Makers, Today’s Sacred Objects.” Written by James Cohen and published by Schiffer Publishing, the book highlights some of the most notable examples of contemporary Judaica – Jewish ceremonial art – and what the work means to those artists who create it. Smulovitz is one of 53 artists selected to showcase their work and interviewed to provide background, insight and context for her process and artwork.
Smulovitz’s scholarly and artistic work draws on the rich history of metals and jewelry. According to her bio, “her work confronts the concepts of power, beauty, religion, and cultural value while bringing insight to the discourse between material culture and contemporary society.” Along with her endeavors at Boise State, Smulovitz is a Juried Artisan Member of the Society of American Silversmiths and has exhibited nationally and internationally. Her work is also included in the permanent collection of The Jewish Museum in New York and The Barr Foundation.
More information on Cohen’s book and Smulovitz’s contributions can be found at SchifferBooks.com.