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.
Spring Show 2023 | HAROLD MOFFET: A Life of Chemistry and Art
Fall Show 2021 | The Paintings of local artist ANJU SARAN
To enjoy during the High Holy Days and beyond, the Linda Grandis Blatt Gallery welcomes the works of local artist ANJU SARAN.
Anju is accomplished in various mediums such as Acrylic, Oil, Watercolor, Pastel, Mixed Media and Charcoal. She is a versatile and award-winning artist. Art has always been Anju’s passion and she specializes in Portraiture painting and does commission work. Anju’s paintings have appeared in numerous exhibitions in New Jersey, New York, Florida, Singapore, and India.
Anju owns the art center ‘Artistic Kreations, LLC’ in Morris Plains, where she teaches drawing and painting to children and adults of all skill levels. She has been teaching painting at the Morris County Art Association (MCAA) in Morristown for over sixteen years.
To learn more about the founder, owner, artist and instructor Anju Saran, please visit www.AnjuSaranArts.com and www.ArtisticKreationsNJ.com.
The public is invited to our Artist Reception at TBO on September 25, 2021 from 7-9pm.