Rabbis and Rock Stars: Recent Paintings by S Ilan Block

Springsteen by Ilan BlockThe Highland Park Public Library is featuring an exhibit by Highland Park Artist S Ilan Block from November 30 through December 31, 2015. The art show, Rabbi and Rock Stars: Paintings by S Ilan Block from 2012 to 2015, will be on exhibit in the Main Hall Display case and the Meeting Room at the library. An art reception for the Highland Park artist will be held on Thursday, December 3 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM.

S Ilan Block was born in Highland Park and has lived in the borough most of his life. Recently, he spent five years living and studying in Israel.

“The acrylic-on-canvas paintings include many portraits of prominent rabbinical figures or depictions of musicians, all who have given me inspiration,” Block said.

He studied at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University and at Middlesex County College where he worked with Marsha Goldberg and Nadine Heller. He has previously exhibited at Congregation Ohav Emeth.

Shlomo Carlebach by Ilan Block
Shlomo Carlebach, painting by S Ilan Block