WALTUCH GALLERY EXHIBITS
The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades art exhibits are designed to provide local artists with an opportunity to display their work to the community. Interspersed with local artists' shows, are exhibits that bring a taste of new works from around the country and the world. Located on the second floor of the JCC, the Waltuch Gallery exhibits and receptions are free and open to the community.
The Rocky Mountains & Nature
Watercolors by Lori Braverman
Inspired by her love of the Rocky Mountains, Lori Braverman’s dream was to capture the beauty of the mountains, which she loved to photograph on her visits, and to express the beauty she saw in the soft hues and translucent quality that the medium of watercolor allows.
“Much of my work is based on my photographs, and it is always fun and exciting
to see what comes through on paper and to see a painting take on a life of its own,” said Lori.
Lori, who passed away in July 2012, has exhibited at the Cresskill Library and at her own hometown library in Tenafly. Her family is proud to be holding this show in her honor and memory.
Meet the Artist Reception: Sunday, May 5, 1-3 pm
Early 20th Century New Jersey and New York
Watercolors by Barry Shiff
Barry received his fine art training from the Museum School of Fine Arts in Boston. When he moved to New Jersey in 1978, he began painting train stations in rural neighborhoods, where he brought his subjects to life with historical accuracy by using vintage photos and postcards as references.
Barry’s paintings are in the permanent collection of the Easton Historic Society in Easton, Massachusetts and in many libraries, state facilities and private collections. He currently serves on the National Board of Directors at the American Artist Professional League, is treasurer of the Fort Lee Artist Guild, and an active member of the Fort Lee Historical Society. He also finds time to contribute to the Hackensack Art Club, where he is an honorary member, and the Art Center of New Milford. Barry has won numerous awards as an historical painter and has exhibited in juried shows all over New Jersey and New York.
Meet the Artist Reception: Sunday, June 9, 1-3 pm
Digital Images by Howard Berelson
This exhibition will feature “poetic” digital images created by Howard Berelson. Howard received his Bachelor of Industrial Design from Pratt Institute, and in a career that spanned over forty years, he transitioned from a children’s book illustrator to printmaker (monoprints) to an artist in residence and finally, as a digital printmaker. For the past 25 years, he has taught for the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Art in Education Program.
Howard has exhibited solo and in group exhibitions in galleries in New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Chicago and more. He is a member and President of the Piermont Flywheel Gallery in Piermont NY and a member of Hob’art Gallery in Hoboken NJ. He also exhibits on an online gallery, Caladan Gallery.
Meet the Artist Reception: Sunday, July 14, 1-3 pm
Digital Paintings by Bernice Greenberg
Bernice attended Tyler School of Fine Art (Temple University) and went on to get her BS in Art & Education from Teacher’s College, Columbia University and an MS in Art & Education from Queens College. She also earned an MS in School Counseling & Art Therapy from Hofstra University. She taught as an art coordinator in a private school in Queens and was later hired to design an art program for a school district in Valley Stream, NY, where she taught for the next 25 years. During her long career, Bernice continued to paint, draw, sculpt, etch, create lithographs, design jewelry, ceramics, and decorative arts, and illustrate children’s books.
“When I was three years old, my mother gave me a pencil and a sheet of paper to keep me from breaking everything in sight and I’ve been an artist ever since. For many years, I lived in a large house on Long Island, where I painted large canvases, worked in metal, sculpted, and designed jewelry in a big basement studio. Then, in 2003, we moved to a small house in Teaneck and I was suddenly confined to a small space. My new challenge was how to create art in a limited area. The computer was the solution. This new technology gave me the opportunity to explore new techniques and skills. Flower shapes, textures and colors were the source of inspiration in creating my fantasy gardens.”
Meet the Artist Reception: Sunday, August 4, 1-3 pm
Artists interested in exhibiting may submit a resume, artist statement and a cd of their work for consideration. Please mail the the JCC attn.: Waltuch Art Gallery or email to email@example.com.
For further information, please contact Stephanie Cangro at 201.408.1411 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.