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International Footwear Artist Kobi Levi Offers Artists and Students Unique Workshop Opportunity At Boca Raton’s Levis JCC

The Boca Levis JCC is hosting cutting-edge Israeli shoe designer Kobi Levi at the Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery Jan. 8 – 13, 2017 for his U.S. debut. Kobi Levi’s wearable art is revered for its whimsical nature and custom craftsmanship. His creations transfer the essence of daily objects (bananas, birds, cheerleaders, chewing gum and coffee, as well as fantasy and glamour), into the shape of shoes.  The public is invited to an Art Talk with Levi on January 9th.  Kobi Levi has a true passion for sharing his vision, which blends the boundaries of art, design and fashion, with students and artists. Artists, fashion students and faculty, designers, fashion marketers, and shoe lovers are invited to attend his Artists’ Workshop (“From Concept to Execution”) on Tuesday, January 10th.  This is a SMALL workshop, so we suggest you RSVP now!  The Rickie Report shares the details and images.  In addition, the Kobi Levi “pop up boutique” at the Rosen Museum Gallery will feature 30 unique pairs of hand-made, custom shoes.

 

 

 

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21050 95th Ave South   Boca Raton, FL 33428
Levis JCC in Boca Raton’s
Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery
at the Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center

 

 

Presents:

Footwear Art  by KOBI LEVI

Artists’ Workshop
From Concept to Execution
Led by
Kobi Levi

 

 

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Kobi Levi surrounded by his FootWear Art designs

 

“We are very excited to be hosting cutting-edge Israeli shoe designer Kobi Levi at the Levis JCC’s Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery Jan. 8 – 13, 2017 for his U.S. debut. Kobi Levi’s wearable art is revered for its whimsical nature and custom craftsmanship. His creations transfer the essence of daily objects such as bananas and birds, cheerleaders, chewing gum and coffee, as well as fantasy and glamour, into the shape of shoes. Celebrities including Lady Gaga, Whoopi Goldberg, and Fergie have been seen wearing his limited edition designs”, shares Sue Harrington, Gallery Director.

 

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“Miao” by Kobi Levi

 

Kobi Levi has a true passion for sharing his vision, which blends the boundaries of art, design and fashion, with students and artists. We are delighted to invite artists, fashion students and faculty, designers, fashion marketers, and shoe lovers to attend his Artists’ Workshop (From Concept to Execution). This intimate workshop will offer a truly unique opportunity to create a shoe concept and then receive feedback and a critique from Kobi Levi. Students can bring iPads and create a digital design or they can sketch their design on paper. This unusual hands-on educational experience will provide participants the rare opportunity to work with a brilliant, creative shoe designer and artist.

 

 

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“Chewing Gum” by Kobi Levi 

 

Related Event: The Art of Crafting the Shoe
 Monday, January 9, 2017    2:00 to 3:30 pm

 

Location: Beifield Auditorium, Sandler Center, Adolph & Rose Levis JCC,
 21050 95th Ave S, Boca Raton, FL 33428
Details: Kobi Levi will focus on the challenges of transforming his inspirations into wearable art in this Art Talk.
Cost: $12 for Artists’ Workshop participants
Open to the community
To register, call 561-558-2504

 

 

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 “Chameleon” by Kobi Levi

 

 

Artists’ Workshop Details:

 

Tuesday, Jan. 10 from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m.

Where: Sandler Center, Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center,
21050 95th Ave South, Boca Raton (off Glades Rd. between Lyons and 441)

 

Cost: $25 per faculty or professional artist; $10 per student with student ID
To register: Call Sue Harrington, Gallery Director, at 561-558-2504

 

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“Flamingo” by Kobi Levi

 

 

Kobi Levi’s “wearable art” shoe designs are revered for their whimsical nature and masterful craftsmanship. His creations transfer the essence of daily objects such as bananas and birds, cheerleaders, chewing gum and coffee as well as fantasy and glamor – think Disney characters and mother/daughter duos – into the shape of shoes. Celebrities including Lady Gaga (Double Boots), Whoopi Goldberg, and Fergie (Chewing Gum) have been seen wearing his designs. The Kobi Levi “pop up boutique” at the Rosen Museum Gallery in Boca Raton will feature 30 unique pairs of hand-made, custom shoes.

 

 

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Banana peels inspire a shoe design by Kobi Levi

 

“My inspiration for a new design originates from a simple concept or image and then the shoe becomes my canvas,” Kobi Levi explains. “My work blends the boundaries of art, design and fashion, as I relate to aspects from all three fields. I am thrilled to bring my visually humoristic footwear to the U.S. and excited to be launching two brand new designs at the Levis JCC!”

 

 

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Behind the Scenes: Working on pattern for Chinese Dragon Shoe

 

The FootWear Art exhibit is graciously underwritten by Judi and Allan Schuman. Additional support is provided by Arleen Roberts, Bloomingdales and the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs. Boca Raton Magazine is the exclusive magazine sponsor of Kobi Levi’s FootWear Art exhibition and its associated events.

 

 

About Kobi Levi:

 Design and shoes have been Kobi Levi’s passion since his childhood in Tel Aviv, Israel. After his graduation in 2001 from Bezalel Academy of Arts & Design, Jerusalem, Kobi Levi worked as a freelance footwear designer. During this time, he learned the trade secrets of shoe development and craftsmanship, while spending his leisure time designing unique, creative and innovative shoe styles, which challenge the standard definitions of design, art and fashion to create a niche of their own. It was in 2010 when Kobi’s creations began to receive attention from around the world, including a spot in Lady Gaga’s “Born this Way” music video. The demand for Kobi Levi’s wearable art exploded and in July 2011 Kobi opened his studio in Tel Aviv, offering his original designs for sale. In the studio he creates, develops and produces limited editions from his designs. All pairs are made by hand from high-quality materials.

Learn more at: http://kobilevidesign.com

 

About the Levis JCC Sandler Center:

The Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center provides a welcoming environment and a sense of community for active adults of all ages to pursue high quality and enriching educational, cultural, social and recreational experiences.

Learn more at:http://levisjcc.org/culture/

 

 

About the Adolph & Rose Levis JCC:

The Levis JCC welcomes individuals of all ages, races, and religious affiliations living in South Florida. With a preschool, summer camp, family activities, athletics, cultural arts, adult enrichment and special needs programming, as well as a thrift shop for bargain hunters, the Levis JCC offers something for everyone.

Learn more at  www.levisjcc.org

 

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