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.