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PJCC Art Gallery Exhibits
The Art Gallery at the Peninsula Jewish Community Center is committed to showcasing the works of talented Jewish artists as well as presenting exhibits that explore Jewish values, themes and ideas. It is our hope that along with adorning our walls, the exhibits will serve to stimulate personal thought and lively conversations among our members and guests.
During your next visit to the PJCC stop by our gallery located in our lobby and in the Koret Learning Center hall. Exhibits are free and open to the public!
The PJCC Art Gallery presents
My Judaism Unlocked
By Ronni Jolles
January 15 - March 26, 2014
Paintings with paper inspired by artist Ronni Jolles' fondest Jewish memories and feelings.
About The Exhibit
I have created a new body of work for this show, based on my Jewish upbringing and life. I have found inspiration in a variety of things, including Israeli folk dancing, lighting the Shabbat candles, scenes in Jerusalem, and the tree of life. Most of my work is based on seeing something I find beautiful in the world and then trying to capture it in my art, while most of these Judaic pieces come from looking within. I'm tapping into different elements of Judaism and Jewish culture - moments or scenes that have affected me. This is my attempt to capture the essence of those feelings.
About My Technique
"Painting with paper" is the best way to express what I do. Paper – in its multitude of colors and textures – is the heart of my work, and subjects come into focus as the paper leads me through the creation of each piece. It is the medium itself that causes my work to constantly evolve and continually surprise me.
The dimensional quality of each piece emerges as I work through a process that has been both expanded and refined over time. First, paper from all over the world is cut, torn, and layered to create uniquely textured scenes. Acrylic paints and sealants are then used on top of the papers to add more variation in color, to bring out textures, and to protect the paper.
As a child of an artist, I grew up with colors, textures, and techniques of others, but in searching and developing my own unique style, I found the best of all worlds in paper. Here was a sculptural medium to satisfy my tactile nature, offering limitless possibilities for color and a story of its own to add depth to the meaning of each piece. When I discovered paper as my medium, a whole new textural world opened up.
I am grateful for this opportunity to show my newest work, and I hope viewers see and feel the intensity of my work.
works in the show are for sale. Additionally, giclee prints of many of the
originals are available upon request. For pricing inquiries or to purchase
Meet the Artist
March 26 • 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Ronni Jolles will give a gallery tour at the March Member Mixer
March 26 • 7:00 - 9:30 pm
She will also teach an art workshop (beginners welcome) called Painting with Paper.
Please visit the PJCC welcome center to register for both events.
Community Art Show Reception and Awards Presentation
Celebrate extraordinary talent, purchase works of art, enjoy refreshments and watch as ten local artists are honored with awards. Arrive early to nominate your favorite piece for the Community Choice Award! Ballot box closes at 2:30 pm. Reservations Suggested.
The PJCC Community Art Show is on display from July 11 - September 17, 2014.
Painting with Paper: Art Workshop with Ronni Jolles
Artist Ronni Jolles will teach her captivating technique of creating art with many different kinds of paper. Each student will create a unique textural and beautiful paper painting celebrating trees. No prior art experience necessary. Be prepared to have fun! Materials included. In the meantime get inspired by Ronni Jolles's solo show My Judaism Unlocked on display from January 15 - March 26, 2014.
Don't miss the free member mixer art reception with gallery tour led by Ms. Jolles from 5:30-7:00 pm.