The Linda Grandis Blatt Gallery was made possible in 2009 by a grant from Bill Blatt in memory of his beloved wife, Linda. The naming ceremony took place on June 12, 2009. In his remarks, Rabbi Donald Rossoff said “…Within these walls, may we and generations to come be welcomed and embraced by the warmth of Linda’s beautiful spirit. Reflective of Linda’s life, her work, and her love of art and artists, may this gallery serve the Temple, the Jewish Community and the community at large as a place where art in its various forms can touch the soul.”
Bill Blatt stated the goals of the gallery are:
- To create a Jewish portal, which serves as the transition from the outside non-Jewish/secular world into the sacred space of the Temple;
- To provide a space for our Temple members to display their artistic creations;
- To deepen, enrich, and beautify our congregants’ Jewish lives through exposure to Jewish art;
- To promote the creation of Jewish art within our congregation and beyond;
- To strengthen the ties between our congregation and the people and culture of Israel through the display of Israeli art;
- To beautify our Temple building;
- To be a source of income for the Temple whenever possible and appropriate.
At the direction of the Board of Trustees, a gallery committee was formed in the fall of 2009. The committee has curated many highly successful art shows since that time, including annual Fall, Winter, and Spring shows, as well as special exhibits by individual artists and community groups. The Fall Show, which runs during the High Holidays, is traditionally reserved to showcase work by Temple members and their immediate families. The Gallery Committee determines the nature and length of each show and seeks to maintain a high aesthetic standard encompassing many media including paintings in oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastels, charcoal drawings, pen and ink drawings, collage, photography, sculpture, and mixed media.
THERE’S ALWAYS SOMETHING WONDERFUL TO SEE IN OUR LINDA GRANDIS BLATT GALLERY
Now through January 19, 2018:
“Mira Sasson – The Fibers of Time”
An opening reception for “The Fibers of Time,” an exhibition of Mira Sasson’s recent works of art, will be held from 3pm to 5 pm on Sunday, November 19. This exhibition runs through January 19, 2018.
Mira has recently developed an original technique to create unique works of art. Nails, threads, and fibers are woven on wood to create beautiful images. “The Fibers of Time” includes these recent works and a retrospective of Mira’s art over the past 25 years. There are also several photographs by her daughter, Maya Sasson.
In addition to the opening reception, the exhibition can be viewed during Temple B’nai Or functions and by appointment during business hours, Monday through Friday.
Please call (973) 532-2268 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a private viewing.