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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
The Evolution of the Kibbutz
Quilts by the Israeli Quilters Association
October 25, 2013 - January 6, 2014
About the Exhibit
This exhibit was a special project of the Israeli Quilters Association, developed to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Kibbutz. The kibbutz is an original Israeli creation. As defined by Kibbutz.com, “Kibbutzim began as rural settlements characterized by their unique collective and cooperative community lifestyle, a democratic system of governance, management responsibility for the welfare of each adult member and child, and shared ownership of its means of production and consumption.” Today most of the kibbutzim have become privatized, ushering in a new era of the modern kibbutz, combining economic efficiency with social values. In this “new kibbutz” there is more exposure to the competitive values of capitalism, reflecting broader patterns in Israeli culture and development. The kibbutzim see their purpose as the building blocks of the new world of collaborative groups, villages, agriculture and industry. They participate in public affairs and encourage high-tech enterprise. The new kibbutzim reflect a greater understanding of individual needs. They are more open to the outside world than in the past and new Cooperative groups are created regularly, endorsing an alternative way of life, as well as increasing their contribution to Israeli society year by year.
The Evolution of the Kibbutz shows the process if transformation of the kibbutz that mirrors Israeli society, its history and present form.
The Israeli Quilters Association was founded in 1992 as a non-profit organization whose aim is to promote the art of Patchwork and Quilting in Israel and to connect to the international quilting world.
By Simcha Moyal, Clay-Artisan Inc.
My Judaism Unlocked
January 15 - March 27, 2014
Paintings with paper inspired by artist Ronni Jolles' fondest Jewish memories and feelings.
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, 2013.
The workshop is preceded by a free member mixer art reception with gallery tour led by Ms. Jolles from 5:30-7:00 pm.