Leaves in Space

Megs Gatus
August 24 – September 22

Megs Gatus addresses movement and energy in this series of abstract photographs that capture a dynamic view of nature.

Colourful and vivid, these painting-like images will fill the gallery with a point of view that will echo through the gallery and into the building beyond. Don’t miss them when the sun is out – the light in the gallery combined with these photographs will be something to see!

Journeys: The Shabbat and Meditation Projects

Laurie Wohl 
September 29 – November 8

New York based artist Laurie Wohl’s Unweavings come to the gallery in two collections, The Shabbat and Meditation Projects. The Shabbat Project is inspired by the beautiful Kabbalat Shabbat service welcoming the Sabbath at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue (NYC), consisting of ancient prayers, psalms, niggunim and piyyutim. The Meditation Project is a response to living in New York City during the pandemic, where the senior rabbi at Central Synagogue in Manhattan started a daily meditation practice on Zoom that inspired their creation.

Laurie Wohl will be giving a workshop in October in the gallery, and another as part of the JCC’s award-winning Inclusion Services program.
Email to learn more about the workshops and the exhibition.

Image: Laurie Wohl, Romemu



Maya Ciarrocchi & Andrew Conklin 
November 15 – 19
in the Gallery and the Norman Rothstein Theatre

In their collaboration, Site:Yizkor, Maya Ciarrocchi and Andrew Conklin explore questions like: Who honours the spaces left by the dead? How and why do people, cultures, and identities disappear? Site:Yizkor is an autonomous multi-channel video/sound installation, an evening-length musical performance in an immersive projected environment, and a workshop where participants are invited to create their own Yizkor pages as a way to mourn and commemorate lost people and places.

Co-presented with the Chutzpah! Festival and with the participation of the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre.

Image: Site:Yizkor being performed live in at the Roza Centre in Poland June 2022

The Affordable Art Show

Art and Craft Group Exhibition and Sale
November 23 – December 30

A dozen artists and craftspeople will be showing their work, and every piece in the gallery is priced at $250 or less. Come be a collector! Collect gifts for others! This show promises to be diverse and exciting in every way.

Image: Dougherty Glassworks Bud Vases

The Gallery is Looking for Docents

The Docent Program will be a group of trained volunteers who function as part time gallery docents. Those interested in being docents will be trained by the Gallery Director in late summer or early fall, and, once trained, will receive a briefing on all exhibits. Docents will average one four hour shift a week. A docent calendar will be managed by the Gallery Director. Email for more information, and to sign up to participate.


Gallery exhibits

The Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery at the JCC of Greater Vancouver invites artists of all ages, religions, cultures, career stages, and backgrounds to submit proposals for exhibitions in 2023. Proposals for art of any medium (performance, mixed media, 2-D and 3-D visual arts, digital  and film etc.) will be accepted. Individual and group shows will be considered.

To submit a proposal, please fill out this Google Form by September 30, 2022.


COPYRIGHT: Each artist owns the copyright in his/her respective images. These images may not be copied, modified, duplicated or used in any way without the express prior written consent of the artist.


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