Testimonials

Lori Loebelsohn created the artwork for the packaging of my CD of new Jewish music. After just one meeting she was able to translate my music into an inspiring and vibrant work of art. She truly captured the ikkar/essence of the music in color and form. I was so moved by each piece she created. It was so easy to work with her and when the project was finished. I felt it had been a true collaboration. Judaic artwork has found a new and authentic channel through Lori and I can’t wait to get started on the next project.
Cantor Meredith Greenberg
Temple Ner Tamid, Bloomfield, NJ

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In my dining room hang two of Lori’s magnificent paintings, commissioned to capture a certain point in the lives of my two children, when they shifted away from early childhood to being teens, with their feet planted on the path to adulthood. It was a period of “coming of age” for all of us — while they took on the world in a bigger way, my husband and I had to learn to parent in a very different way, respecting and celebrating their growing independence. It was a time to stop and take note, and mark the progress we had made, together as a family, and also as a part of the lineage of the Jewish people. When I saw Lori’s work, I envisioned the visual portrayal of this unique personal lifecycle moment for each of my children, and worked with her to create pieces that would offer a reminder of this pivotal time well into the future.

The first piece was for my daughter’s Bat Mitzvah. We timed the completion of the painting so it could also be used as the invitation, which gave each invited guest a keepsake of the event. Still, many years later, I see the invitation hanging in various homes of family and friends. The second piece commemorated my older son’s time living in Israel, and his deep love for the Zionist movement. Both have the power to move me deeply each time I stop to look at them.

I have had the pleasure of closely observing Lori in her artistic endeavors over the course of time, watching as she develops each of her works with great detail and thought. She is a treasure in the world of contemporary Judaic art, and also in the celebration of life, in all its stages.
Erika Bleiberg

 

 Lori’s painting contribution to Bike&Walk Montclair is extraordinary in that not only did she bring great artistic skill and expertise, her work expresses her personal passion for healthy, fun, and environmentally clean living.  Lori is a story teller.  In her painting, she captured our organization’s decade of growth as well as the goals we aspire to.  But that’s what she does – she tells your story – a recording of transitional, pivotal and important moments in people’s lives.  For Bike&Walk Montclair, Lori’s passion fueled her art and she emphasized 10 years of symbolic transitions into a beautiful and meaningful visual story.  This painting hangs prominently above the fireplace of Bike&Walk Montclair’s founder, but Lori has also helped us use the image in posters, postcards, web outreach and TShirts!  I am grateful to Lori for her dedication to our organization, her passion and her talent!
Laura Torchio
Bike&Walk Montclair; Trustee, President
www.bikewalkmontclair.org

 

 

 

It’s easy to find a wide selection of Bar or Bat Mitzvah invitation designs on line or in a stationary store. But finding one that truly represents your child is another thing entirely. Lori designed a beautiful invitation for our son’s Bar Mitzvah, full of meaningful symbols from his life, his Torah portion and his mitzvah project. We had no idea how she was going to fit all these themes together but she did. Working with Lori was pure pleasure. She listened to our requests and then applied her artistic talents.  She welcomed our input all along the way. No change was too small. The final product is gorgeous. I received compliments on it for many months after the event. Lori’s original painting will hang in our home for years to come as a memory of our son’s special day.

Sarah Kroloff Segal & Roger Segal
Montclair, NJ

 

 

 

 

Our women’s cycling group wanted to look more like a team when we went out for our training rides.  Lori and Nancy designed a beautiful, fun jersey and cycling shorts that our team went wild about!  Now, whenever we ride in a charity ride or somewhere in the area, people are constantly asking if they can get one of our shirts.  We were able to get Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Halcyon Restaurant, and Sandler O’Neill & Co. to be our sponsors, which helped bring down the price of the cycling clothes for our team.  Now, not only do we feel great when we’re out riding on the roads, we look great too!

Linda Sterling
Montclair, NJ

 

 

 

Center for Health and Learning

On behalf of the CHL board and staff, we would like to thank you for the vibrant painting depicting, so beautifully, the vision and mission of our organization. This work of art is a very meaningful portrayal of the dimensions of health, which impact individuals, families and communities.
The final review had us all excited about “next steps” for planning, how we will share the story and value of the work we do in the community. I know our board, marketing committee and staff will thoroughly enjoy this task.
Thanks again for your patience working with our many perspectives and creating such a winning portrait.

The Board and Staff
Center for Health and Learning