The J 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:
Monday-Thursday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Friday-Sunday: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
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The J PATIO GALLERY PRESENTS
by Luci Mistratov
October 16-November 27
Opening Reception October 16 2-4 p.m.
Luci Mistratov was born in Kaliningrad, Russia and has been painting from an early age. She continued to paint during her years at Kaliningrad University, from which she graduated in 1982 with a bachelor’s degree in biology. Even though she didn’t pursue her scientific career, being a biologist gave her an ability to look at the world with a unique angle. Luci invented a unique technique of painting on slides, which she used while working as a stage designer for public theatre performances such as “Do Love Painting, Poets”, “A. Block” and “We Are But A Voice.” These paintings on slides became part of the illustrations for the book “Sound and Meaning” by A. Zhuravlyov. Since 1998, Luci has been working for Kaliningrad University as a lecturer in computer art and watercolors. She also has an art studio for middle school students in which she teaches them to appreciate the world they live in and make it better with their creations. In 2003, she received her Ph.D in Art Education from Kaliningrad University.
12th Annual Mazin Art Exhibition
The annual Mazin Art Exhibition was conceived and creatd by Bernice and Benjamin Mazin and the Jewish Community Center’s Visual Arts Committee. The event is funded by the Mazin Visual Arts Fund and the Mazin family. It is a regional, juried art exhibition of 2D and 3D artwork, open to artists 18 years of age and older. Each year, the Mazin Art Exhibition fosters an appreciation of today’s visual arts and reflects the breadth and artistic vision of local artists.