One of my favorite parts of being the Gallery Director is meeting such amazing artists in our community. Not only are they talented people, they are people commited to the arts in our community. Our gallery wouldn't continue running without these dedicated artists! They donate they work and their time to help raise money for us. Months ago, when we decided as a gallery to do this Dove Project, we thought it might be hard to find artists willing to give of their time and their "art". Well nope, that wasn't the case. We had so many artists showing interest, we actually had to turn people away! So thank you so much to:
Terry Lee Dills
Please come see these doves in person, they really are wonderful! They are now on silent auction in the gallery until November 13th. On Sunday November 16th at 5:30p.m. we will have a live auction allowing you to purchase these amazing one-of-kind works of art, and help support our gallery! You too can help make a difference!
Sunday, October 12, 2008
This is the first entry in our gallery blog. Please feel free to comment openly. As the exhibits change, the blog will be updated. Enjoy......-Terri
It's a Sunday afternoon in the gallery. It is just before Sukkot, and the JCC is beaming with families. This place has really changed since the day I began my position as Gallery Director a few years ago. The current exhibit we have is an amazing collection of antique posters from the Zionist 2000 collection. Zionist 2000 is a movement for social change established after the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin. The movement's mission is advocating social responsibility, based on belief that one can take action, initiate change and make a difference. Ronny Douek began a collection of posters about 12 years ago. The posters are original posters from as early as 1920. Their allure lies in what they reflect: ideology, values, a national sociology and a naive outlook, as well as the experience of emotions of a certain period of time.
These posters are fascinating and are moving landmarks in the development of Israeli society, the Hebrew language and political propaganda. It is my hope you will take the time before November 16th and stop by our gallery and experience it for yourself.