JGallery 2017-18

The Jews of Africa: A Photographic Journey through Ancient and Awakening Communities

Opening Reception:  Thursday, September 14, 7-8:30 PM. 

Jewish photographic documentarian Jono David showcases 47 images from his 4-year project documenting Jewish life, culture and history in 30 African countries and territories. Photo © Jono David/HaChayim HaYehudim Jewish Photo Library®

Mosaica: Texture and Reflection
OCTOBER 23 - NOVEMBER 28, 2017

Opening Reception:  Thursday, October 26, 7-8:30 PM

Highlighting Mosaic’s diverse art form and process, this exhibition explores the dimensions of texture and reflection in each artistic endeavor.

Celebrating Fiber
DECEMBER 4, 2017 - JANUARY 22, 2018

Opening Reception:  Tuesday, December 5, 7-8:30 PM

A group exhibition featuring the depth and diversity of talent by Austin Fiber Artists. Each artwork represents the distinct and uniquely original voice of the artist.

Collage: Art Assemblage –  Parts to Whole
FEBRUARY 5 - MARCH 19, 2018

Opening Reception:  Thursday, February 8, 7-8:30 PM

Artists create visually dynamic compositions and new perspectives out of an assemblage of forms and materials.

“Why Some?”
APRIL 9 -  MAY 18, 2018

Opening Reception: Tuesday, April 17,   7-8:30 PM

In 2011, Mark A.Lit, founding Jewish Community Association of Austin (Shalom Austin) CEO, photographed the remains of Jewish Warsaw and Krakow as well as the concentration camps of Majdanek and Auschwitz/Birkenau. His black and white images, punctuated by selected color, document a stark and poignant reality.

Celebrating Israel
APRIL 9 - MAY 18, 2018

Opening Reception:  Tuesday, April 17, 7-8:30 PM

Austin Jewish Academy students celebrate Israel’s 70th birthday with unique and imaginative artwork.

Escape to  San Miguel 
MAY 28 -  JULY 16, 2018

Opening Reception: Wednesday, June 6, 7-8:30 PM

Four Austin artists “escaped” to San Miguel de Allende where they painted with the locals, creating art which captures the colorful, vibrant Mexican culture.

Beauty Surrounds in Nature   
JULY 23 -  AUGUST 20, 2018

Opening Reception:  Sunday, August 5,  2-3:30 PM

Artists reproduce the natural environment and the life force of beauty in their poetic visions. 

Throughout the year, the JCC displays a series of visual arts exhibitions of photography, mixed media, paintings and fiber arts. The Gallery features both new and established artists, local and traveling exhibits and more.

The Gallery at the J is devoted to expanding and enriching cultural life in Austin.  By providing space to Jewish and Non Jewish artists, the Gallery at the J offers the community the opportunity to explore the richness and diversity of art from a broad range of mediums. Through solo and group exhibitions the Gallery serves as a vehicle to discover many avenues of artistic expression, finding common threads to Jewish experience, identity and culture.  The gallery presents exhibitions and programming that aim to enhance knowledge, deepen understanding, expand art forms and take full advantage of each vibrant exhibition season.

If you are interested in participating on the Visual Arts League or for information on exhibitions, please contact Susan at susan.sternberg@shalomaustin.org.