Mazin Annual Art Exhibition Opening Reception

Mazin Art Exhibition at JCC Patio Gallery Selects 19 Artists For 10th Annual Patio Gallery Show Honoring Bernice & Benjamin Mazin

The JCC Patio Gallery selected 19 local artists to be represented in the 2013 Mazin Annual Art Exhibition. An opening reception will be held on Sunday, November 24, 2-4 p.m. Prizes for the top three pieces will also be announced at that time. The exhibit runs in the JCC Patio Gallery until January 7, 2014.

Bernice Mazin was a prolific artist throughout her life. She created the Mazin Annual Art Exhibition in honor of her husband, Benjamin, to give new and established Louisville artists a venue for exhibiting their works. During the opening reception, the JCC will remember the life of the Mazin’s and their impact on the arts at the JCC.

A record number of 55 artists submitted 177 works of art for consideration in this year’s Mazin Annual Art Exhibition. The renowned Billy Hertz, owner of Galerie Hertz, juried the exhibit. From the entries he selected 20 works of art to be displayed in the exhibition.

Artists whose work was accepted include C.J. Pressma, Tracy A. Norman, Nikita Krivoshey, Alice McDonald, Jenna Richards, Kevin Schultz, Katherine Knudsen, Vailorie Henderson, Martha Plager, Judy Mudd, Susan Moffett, Trish Korte, Kathleen Loomis, Devon E. Murphy, Nick Hartman, Keith Auerbach, Frank F. Weisberg, Bob Lockhart and Beverly Glasscock.

The exhibit will feature artwork in a variety of media including Archiva/Ink Jet Print, Embroidery Floss, Oil on Canvas, Collage, Encaustic, Intaglio, Fabric, Fiber/Art Quilt, Watercolor, Drawing, Acrylic, Pastel, Neo Color and more.

Throughout the year, the Patio Gallery presents a broad variety of media, artists groups, and individuals. It features shows that include sculptures, textiles, photography and painting with approaches that range from representational to abstract, from traditional to cutting edge.

Patio Gallery Director Bette Levy says, “We try to foster an appreciation of today’s 2-D and 3-D artists and often include artists who reside outside of Louisville. In addition, we often offer exhibits that address significant social issues.”

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