JLive with Bette Ann Libby
JLive is our series of virtual cultural experiences that bring us together to explore and celebrate the diverse world of Jewish art, culture, and creative expression.
After 35 years as a potter, Bette Ann Libby began making ceramic shard mosaics by incorporating ceramic shards, found objects and hand blown glass, textures, patterns, and images. Bette Ann Libby works with communities to bring people together, creating permanent murals as a form of Tikkun Olam (“repairing the world”). These groups are a “mosaic” of ages and cultures. She has hosted an array of public community mosaic projects at Synagogues in Vermont and Massachusetts. Many of her pieces are inspired by stories from the Bible, and have been featured nationally in juried and invitational Judaica-themed exhibitions of clay and art.
Watch Bette Ann on JLive from Friday, September 24, 2021
Locally, she has work displayed at the Kolbo Judaica Gallery in Brookline, permanent installations in The Vilna Shul and Temple Beth Avodah, and murals at hospitals, schools, and libraries.
Over 20 years ago, Bette Ann founded Studios Without Walls in Brookline. Studios Without Walls brings people together for a free temporary outdoor exhibition, a gallery/museum hybrid. The generosity of the artists bringing their work to the community follows the charitable principle of Maimonides: the highest form of charity is when the giver doesn’t know the recipient and the recipient doesn’t know the giver.