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.
If you are interested in displaying in the Waltuch Gallery, please click here for the application. Your completed application, along with 5 image files of your work should be emailed to Nina Bachrach at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Nina at 201.408.1406 or at the email above.
March 2020 Exhibit
“What is Art?”
Early Childhood Children at JCC Explore Wonderment, Creativity and Inspiration through Art
This exhibit features fun, colorful creations made by children who attend the Leonard and Syril Rubin Early Childhood Center at the JCC. Looking to explore what art means to children and how it can broaden their knowledge and enhance experience, the JCC early childhood teachers asked these questions and this art show provides the answers in an exciting, colorful, inspirational exhibit that reveals how curious young minds know no bounds when it comes to cultivating artistic individuality.
In preparation for this highly versatile show, each class chose a style and medium to work with and then created artistic pieces that conveyed a shared class vision or individual masterpieces. Some classes were inspired by famous artists and the children imitated their style by creating florals like Georgia O’Keeffe, watercolors like Claude Monet, primary shapes and lines like Piet Mondrian, sculpting like Henry Moore, squiggle art like Sol Lewitt, and pop art like Andy Warhol. Other classes acquired their inspirations from Shabbat, Tu Bishvat, and Israel. The show was also influenced by the Sheva framework, which uses seven Jewish lenses to reveal universal values and support the study of art as a journey that sparks reflection, potential, amazement, and the spirit of inquiry. The possibilities were endless and so were the results.
On Display March 4-30
April 2020 Exhibit
The Big Idea School at the JCC Explores the Holocaust in Memory of Yom Hashoah
Students attending the Big Idea School will display works of art in many forms that reflect their understanding of the Holocaust and its ongoing, universal implications. The works in this exhibit reveal each student’s personal expression, as well as their deeper historical and moral understanding of the Shoah.