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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.

The 2018-19 season is now booked. If you are interested in applying to show on our third floor exhibit wall, please contact Deanna Di Lello at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Third Floor Exhibit: Fireworks and Fantasy

a painting of blues browns and yellows fanning from the lower left corner across a turquoise backgroundFebruary 28 - April 29, 2018
Reception Sunday March 18, 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Melanie Gruson-Wood
This body of work includes abstract work in acrylics on canvas that are full of colour and energy. My smaller works in acrylics on paper play with a mix of representational and abstract forms. I find that art provides me a way of expressing and working through my feelings. I can start feeling stressed and agitated but painting provides me with a sense of calmness.

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Current Exhibit: Israeli Faces of Toronto


March 29 - April 26, 2018
Reception April 16, 8:00pm – 9:00pm (tickets here)

Similar to Canada, Israeli society is a collection of many different cultures, traditions and heritages. Many Israelis experience hybrid identities reflecting their old home, sometimes left generations earlier, and their adopted home in a new land. Israeli Faces of Toronto is a visual exhibition celebrating the country’s rich and diverse culture on its 70th Independence anniversary through the faces of Israeli newcomers. Photographer Liora Kogan has skillfully captured each family’s portrait in their own home giving us insight into their lifestyle and unique interpretation of Israeli-Canadian living.

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Upcoming Exhibit: Safari

two lions May 1 - 24, 2018
Mark L. Freedman

Safari is a collection of intimate wildlife images captured during several photographic expeditions to East Africa. The images celebrate nature in all its glory. “I am constantly inspired by the innocence and raw beauty of wildlife and the harsh conditions in which they struggle to survive.

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