Waltuch Gallery Exhibits
Located on the second floor of the JCC, the Waltuch Gallery is a community space that exhibits thematically Jewish artwork, or art produced by a Jewish artist. Artists are mostly local, though some exhibits feature artists from around the country and the world. The Waltuch Gallery exhibit and receptions are free and open to the community. All of the work on exhibit is for sale and a portion of the proceeds go to support programming efforts in the JCC.
Les Petits Plaisirs (Little Pleasures)
Watercolor Paintings by Clare Stokolosa: On Display February 3nd through February 26th.
Join us for an Artist Reception on Sunday, Feb 9th, 12:30-2:30pm.
Clare Stokolosa is a visual artist and art teacher. She works in a variety of media. Clare's watercolor paintings reflect her experiences traveling and in daily life. Clare has had several solo exhibits, most recently in February 2013 in Rome at Bibliotec Respoli. Clare is represented by Galleria Nazionale in Cortona, Italy. In July she was given a grant to participate in an art residency program at Byrdcliffe in Woodstock, NY. Clare’s show, Les Petits plaisirs, little pleasures, will be on view at The Kaplen JCC in February 2014.
Check out her website for further information on her work: http://www.clarestokolosa.com
Letter by Letter: Beautifying the Universe
Hebrew Calligraphy by Sofer Jay Greenspan
Ink, Gold Ink and Gold Leaf, Gouache, on Paper or Parchment: On Display March 1st through March 28th
Jay Greenspan is a Calligrapher, Illuminator, Papercutter, Artist, and Sofer Stam (Jewish Scribe). He has produced over 4,000 custom-designed Ketubot (Jewish Marriage Documents) as well as hundreds of invitations, awards, honorary plaques, diplomas, and papercuts.
He taught Hebrew and English Calligraphy for fourteen years at the 92nd Street "Y" in New York City. Most recently he has taught Hebrew Calligraphy Workshops at the Abraham Joshua Heschel School, also in New York City.
He has repaired hundreds of Sifrei Torah, and participated in dozens of Siyyumei Torah (Torah Dedication Ceremonies). He teaches extensively and interactively about the Art and Skills and Techniques of the Sofer Stam to groups of all ages, levels, and sizes. He designed the first Rosh Hashanah and Chanukah Cards to be carried by Tiffany and Co., as well as a large mural for the American Jewish Committee on the theme V’ahavta l’reakha kamokha (Love your neighbor as yourself). He is the author of Hebrew Calligraphy: A Step-by-Step Guide (NY: Schocken Books, 1981).
He was Artist-In-Residence of The Abraham Joshua Heschel School in New York City. He lives in Teaneck, NJ with his wife and two daughters.
Join us for an artist reception on Monday, March 3rd from 6-8pm
Letter to our Children
Photographs by Debbie Teicholz Guedalia on display April 1st through April 28th
Letter to our Children is a book by Debbie Teicholz Guedalia, which contains her poetic text and photographs of her journey to Poland in 2010. On display is the book, the original framed single images from the book, and additional images from the trip. She went on the journey because her children would be following the same itinerary on their high school senior trips, and she wanted to experience these places through the eyes of their educators. What she found was the underlining current of the past, in the present land and people of Poland. The photographs were taken both with a single lens reflex camera and a digital camera. They are printed digitally, as limited archival editions. She uses the triptych format to convey the passage of time and movement. Debbie Teicholz Guedalia has been creating photographic portfolios about the importance of preserving and remembering the Holocaust for over thirty years. She has exhibited internationally, and has photographs in the permanent collection of : The HUC Museum, NYC.; The Skirball Museum, LA.; The Tweed Museum of Art, MN.; The Florida Holocaust Museum, FLA.; and the Yad Vashem Museum, Israel.
Please visit her website at: DebbieTeicholz.com
Join us for an Artist Reception on Thursday, April 3rd from 6:30-8:30pm
Artists interested in exhibiting may submit an artist statement along with a breif bio, the title and theme of your potential show, and 3 or 4 high resolution images of your work. Please submit via email to email@example.com. Please call Jessica Spiegel at 201-408-1426 with questions.