Gallery

Community Longing and Belonging

In celebration of Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month

Opening Reception Tu Jan 15, 7:00-9:00pm
Artists in attendance | Free admission Exhibit continues to January 27th.

In celebration of Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month we asked over 50 artists of different levels, ability, perspective, faith and social location “What does community longing look like and what are the possibilities for belonging in an ever changing world. View the collection and meet the artists.


Dance of the Orchids 2

In Partnership with Nature

Sidi Schaffer

Opening Reception
Th Jan 31, 7:00-9:00pm
Artist in attendance | Free admission
Exhibit continues to March 3

Nature is my biggest inspiration. God gave us a beautiful garden and we have to open our eyes to fully see the wonder of it all. Since I was a young girl I liked to dry flowers and leaves between pages of old books. A few years ago I started to work in mixed media and decided to incorporate them in my paintings or prints. Last year I brought them out to light. They are so fragile in their beauty, some transparent with all their veins exposed, their core beauty maintained. Giving them a new life gives me much joy. The works are in acrylic, water colors, encaustic (acrylic / bee wax) prints, mixed media and photography.

Illustration (detail): “The Dance of the Orchids 2” by Sidi Schaffer, 10”x10” mixed media

Poetry Evening – Th Feb 21, 7:00-9:00 pm

HOST: Bonnie Nish
POETS: Eva Waldauf, Chelsea Comeau, Janet Kvammen, Warren Dean Fulton, Andrew Warner, Angelica Poversky, Anjalica Solomon

There will be an open mic time when the audience will have an opportunity to write and read poems relating to the exhibit.

Presented by the Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery in collaboration with Pandora’s Collective and the Isaac Waldman Jewish Public Library, and made possible by the Yosef Wosk Poetry Initiative Grant


Crossed Paths

Crossed Paths

Melenie Fleischer, Michael Shumiatcher, Eric Wilson, a group of Dene Artists

Opening Reception
Th Mar 7, 7:00-9:00pm
Experience the melding of two rich cultural traditions with performance of “Dehcho” by Eric Wilson
Artists in attendance | Free admission
Exhibit continues to April 7

A collaboration between a group of Jewish artists from Vancouver and the artists and musicians from the Liidlii Kue First Nation from Fort Simpson, Northwest Territories.
Eric Wilson performed a musical work that combined the cello with the traditional Dene caribou skin drums. Painters Melenie Fleischer and Michael Shumiatcher found inspiration in the Celebrations of the Dene people. A group of Dene artists have reciprocated creating art that celebrates their traditional life: birch bark baskets, moose hair tufting and beaded moccasins.

Photograph (detail): Eric Wilson playing cello beside Sambaa Deh River

 

Poetry Evening – Th Mar 21, 7:00-9:00pm

HOST: tba
POETS:  Cynthia Sharp, David Geary, Ingrid Rose, Laura Farina, Alana Clohessy, Bonnie Nish

There will be an open mic time when the audience will have an opportunity to write and read poems relating to the exhibit.

Presented by the Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery in collaboration with Pandora’s Collective and the Isaac Waldman Jewish Public Library, and made possible by the Yosef Wosk Poetry Initiative Grant


CALLS FOR VISUAL ARTISTS

Gallery exhibits
If you are a professional artist and are interested in applying for a solo or group show, please contact Gallery Director at gallery@jccgv.bc.ca. The Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery’s mandate is to exhibit visual art (drawings, paintings, sculpture, photography, mixed media) by professional visual artists in the Jewish community and/or art with a Jewish theme.

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