Patio Gallery


The JCC Patio Gallery, located in the lobby of the Jewish Community Center, is the elegant setting for imaginative exhibits featuring the innovative artwork of locally, nationally and internationally recognized artists.

Patio Gallery Hours:

Sunday: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Monday – Thursday: 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
Saturday: CLOSED

View some photos of our Patio Gallery:


Specters and Figment
BY McCrystle Wood
July 19-August 25, 2015
OPENING RECEPTION July 19, 2-4 P.M.Wood_Madwoman-Dreamer 5x71

McCrystle Wood is a painter and printmaker who received her BFA and MFA Degrees from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. Her fine arts work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and is included in more than 40 museums and public collections.

A professor in the University of Cincinnati in the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning, she served as coordinator of the Foundation Studies Program teaching drawing, 2D and 3D Design for many years; she also served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and Interim Director of the School of Design.


As I See it
works by Catherine Balfe
July 19-August 25, 2015
OPENING RECEPTION July 19, 2-4 P.M.Sunrise

Catherine resided in Connecticut before her move to Louisville, KY. Catherine’s professional career included business, social work, and is presently an educator with the Jefferson County Public School System.

Catherine’s love for the arts, especially photography, has been a hobby for many years. Her travels throughout the world have enabled her to express her experiences through the art of photography. In addition to the arts, she is an avid golfer and birder.

Catherine believes composition is the formative element of an artfully successful photograph. Art is a diverse range of human activities and a product of those activities. Fine art photography comes alive by creating visual effects which remind us of the past, give us a sense of the present, and inspire us to dream of the future. Catherine’s photographs have received awards, citing strong composition and attention to detail.

Catherine is a member of the Louisville Photographic Society and serves on the Board of Directors.

Catherine’s photography website can be found at


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Featured sculptures by Mike McCarthy
August 30-October 21, 2015
Opening Reception August 30, 2-4 p.m.

Creating art has always been a necessity to me. It provides an avenue to bring my ideas to life. In working through the creative process, the vision of those ideas takes form and develops into a solid structure. The development of that structure and the melding of the idea into a completed work is one of the most fulfilling activities in my life. While my subject matter varies,it is all influenced by artists such as Michelangelo Bernini and Da Vinci. Regardless of if I am working figuratively or doing an abstract work, their command of line and form inspire me to strive to achieve their level of competence. The influence those masters have had on me has also effected my material of choice. While I do some work in wood and steel, my preferred material is stone. I like the permanence and the weight that stone gives to my work. As so many of the great works were done in stone, it gives me a connection to those great works.

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Works by Ying Kit Chan
August 30-October 7, 2015
Opening Reception August 30, 2-4 p.m.

This series of new work by Ying Kit Chan continues to explore the theme of deep ecology, an ecocentric rather than anthropocentric worldview which emphasizes interconnectedness and harmony of the universe. The forty small sketches and photographic prints are embedded with philosophical contemplations of the current state of global environmental conditions. In addition to the deep ecology philosophy, the work interprets Taoist and Buddhist thoughts, as well as Jewish ideas of nature, rain, tree, soil and the Sabbath.


Would you like to present a show in the Patio Gallery?

For more information call 502-459-0660. Download our Petition to Show form here.

Mazin Annual Art Exhibition

The 2015 Mazin Annual Art Exhibition will return in the fall of 2015. Download a prospectus by clicking here!