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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
April 9 – June 26, 2014
For my collages, I use small pieces of paper as my palette and “paint” colorful and detailed pictures. The source materials for the pieces in this collection are copies of ancient Hebrew manuscripts as well as materials that represent other religions, languages and ethnicities.
Other references in my work include totems, petroglyphs, icons and even urban graffiti.
I mostly find my source materials on the Web and download the images to my computer. Sometimes I scan in pictures from books or use photographs I have taken. More and more often, people who know me send me their own images or links to websites. I print out the images, cut them up and reconstruct them into a new design. The imagery within my collages is cross-cultural, depicting items such as hybrid creatures, planetary objects, trees, flowers and elaborate intersecting lines that are typical symbols for almost every religion. Some of my collages tell specific stories – mythological anecdotes, Bible passages, invented tales – while others are more abstractly poetic.
I love the medium of collage because it provides a vehicle for presenting many layers of meaning. It allows me to choose the source materials, as well as the subject matter, in order impart my point of view.
The collages in this exhibition celebrate the uniqueness of our varied heritages and also illuminate the human interconnectedness and cultural melding that define our global society. For me, this cultural amalgamation represents a characteristically American viewpoint – a modern tapestry woven together with traditional threads.
Join Rachel Leibman in producing an artwork in celebration of the PJCC’s 10th anniversary in Foster City. This work of art will be community-created at the free Member Mixer on April 24 from 5:30 – 7:00pm and will be displayed in the PJCC Art Gallery for the duration of the Illuminations show. Please register at the PJCC Welcome Center.
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.