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The Gallery at the J

Three people look at photos hanging on a gallery wallLocated in the Jacobs Lounge on the main floor of the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre, the Gallery provides a platform for emerging and established artists to showcase their talent, share their stories and connect with the community through visual art.

Our exhibitions draw the viewer's attention to corners of everyday life, often challenging pre-existing opinions of culture, religious identity and social issues. Celebrate the powerful world of images and painting at The Gallery at the J.

Thank you to the artists who have applied to show. Our 2017-18 season is now booked.

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Current Exhibit - I See: Difference in Perspective

ISee webicon2July 15 - September 4, 2017

I See: Difference in Perspective is an exploration of identity and disability through the medium of photography. Through striking photographic imagery, we invite the viewer to enter into a world of empowerment and storytelling, framed by 17 perspectives. We are engaging in a conversation; capturing the unique exchange of artist, disability, and Toronto. Each photo in this gallery is a reflection of the individual's focus, chosen by each artist. These photos are statements on the lived experience of young artists with disabilities.

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Upcoming Exhibit - A Colourful Life: The art and drawing of Josh Silburt

September 7 - October 1, 2017

An exhibition of the political cartoons and landscape paintings of the Canadian artist Josh Silburt (1914-1991). Silburt began his artistic training under Group of Seven member L.L. Fitzgerald at the Winnipeg
School of Art in the 1930’s. His political cartoons appeared in all major Toronto newspapers in the early 1940’s. Silburt’s artistic ambition collided head on with his politics and Jewish identity throughout the upheavals of the Great Depression and WWII. After 1947, he gave up cartooning and became a prolific painter, developing his own unique style of palette knife application, capturing the beauty and ruggedness of his beloved Canada. Ralph Wintrob will be presenting a tie-in lecture about the history of political cartooning in Canada on Thursday September 28 at 1:30 pm (admission is $5).

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Important Notices

The gymnasium will be closed:
Monday, August 28 & Thursday, August 31
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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