Sparks Gallery in Gaslamp features 2 Jewish artists

'Six' by Steven Florman remembers the Six Million

‘Six’ by Steven Florman remembers the Six Million

SAN DIEGO (Press Release)–The Sparks Gallery located at 530 Sixth Avenue (92101) in the historic Sterling Hardware building in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter is currently showing sculptures by Jewish artists Steven Florman and Ilanit Shalev.

Steven Florman, past president and member of Congregation Dor Hadash, is a San Diego artist whose abstract sculptures from wood and metal have been shown across California and Arizona. Inspiration for many of his sculptures comes from his Jewish upbringing.  Florman’s artistic skills evolved out of his earlier work as an architect and producer of custom furniture.  Florman is a winner of the prestigious San Diego Home of the Year Award, 36th Annual Award, San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles Magazine.  He has also completed commissions for large corporations including Neiman Marcus, Kaiser Permanente and Hyatt Corporation.

A selection of Florman’s art that represents his style and technique will debut in the Sparks Gallery exhibition: “Forces Unseen” running from April 4-May 27, 2015.  Florman’s artwork will be seen along with art work from Hill&Stump and Jill Joy.

Ilanit Shalev, member of Chabad of Scripps Ranch, is a glass sculpture artist from Israel. She creates minimalist yet powerful sculptures by casting glass, emphasizing bold variation in color, transparency and translucency.  Eastern and western world influences have played a major part in her creations.  Shalev has new work on display in the Sparks Gallery and also available through the Sparks Gallery website.

The Gallery, recently opened after an extensive renovation, features the works of many San Diego emerging and established contemporary artists.  Gallery hours and other information are found at

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