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.
October 2019 Exhibit
Artwork and Jewelry by Inbar Bibring
From a very young age, Inbar enjoyed experimenting with different types of materials and this exhibition of mixed media collages reflect Inbar’s strong connection to the land of Israel, the history of the Jewish people, and Jewish values. Growing up in Israel with intimate exposure to its rich archeology and culture, Inbar developed a strong connection to historic Jewish artistry and adopted its rich palette as inspiration for most of her collages. Many are a thoughtful blend of polymer clay, metal pieces, beads, semi-precious stones, acrylic paints and paste, metallic powders and nails. Her jewelry and many other works are inspired from colors and shapes found in nature. These pieces are fashioned from sterling silver, gold-filled, semi-precious stones, and natural materials. Inbar has taught art history and hands-on educational workshops in diverse educational settings for more than 20 years, and has also worked as a designer for a leading arts and crafts company in the U.S.
On Display October 1-30
November 2019 Exhibit
Embracing the Connection: Minimalist Designs of Ancient Truths
Minimalist Designs of Ancient Truths
Kenny Idan Rub is a graphic designer, who uses his skills to combine art with his passion for connecting with G-d. This passion inspired the creation of Makom Haminhag, artwork with a minimalist twist that looks to connect ancient ideas and texts with the modern Jewish experience in a simple and beautiful way. “Many people live their lives simply going through the motions, so my hope is to bring these works into people’s home or office to serve as reminders of ancient truths and to bring G-d to the forefront of their thoughts and minds,” says Rub. “These ideas and texts may seem ancient to people, making them believe they only belong in synagogues or other holy places, but I believe it is of utmost importance to bring these concepts into our homes and daily lives, so that we always remember that everything we do is holy.”
On Display November 1-30
December 2019 Exhibit
A Gathering of Waters
Pastels by Mozelle Forman
In this exhibition, Mozelle Forman explores sea and sky as metaphors for sustaining life and humanity, and as majestic sources of inspiration to artists. The spiritual connection between the sea and sky is elucidated in the opening lines of Bereshit, the first book of the Torah, and serves as the source of Forman’s creative ideas and the title for her show. She explores these themes in both representational and abstract forms. “I believe the urge to create is inherent in all of us and I love creating something that didn't exist before,” says Forman. “I started painting in watercolor and was told it was the hardest of all mediums, but I was drawn to its luminosity and ethereal quality until I discovered pastel. Then I was hooked. Pastels are not chalk or crayons. They are pure pigment and I find they offer versatility, forgiveness, and instant gratification. My work is personal and intuitive and my hope is for it to make people feel. That, to me, is the ultimate measure of its success.”
On Display December 1–30 | Meet-the-artist reception: Tuesday, December 10, 6:30-8:30 pm