The J Patio Gallery

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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Searching for Memories
by Sofiya Inger
September 4-October 11
Opening Reception September 11 2-4 p.m.

Sofiya Inger was born in Northern Russian city of Kirov, a place steeped in ancient history, traditions, folk art, and Sofiya Inger_Coat_hrsurrounded by magnificent pine forests. Engaged at early age in visual arts, Sofiya continued her education at Children’s Art School, then at Kirov Art College. Artist’s style and important themes can be traced from the beginning: human emotions, vulnerability, and ties to Nature, her subtle energies permeating our existence. Inspired by as different painters as Marc Chagall and Hieronymus Bosch, Sofiya’s works are painted with “overflowing heart”. In 1991, after leaving her home country, Sofiya immigrated to United States, first to New York, then to Indiana. She exhibits locally and in surrounding states, has paintings in corporate and private collections, including Kinsey Institute of Indiana University, Cummins Engine, and Fairbanks Hospital. In 2011, Sofiya Inger received first faculty of the year “Skip McKinney award” at Indianapolis Art Center.


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.

Download the 2016 Mazin Prospectus

Enter the Mazin Art Exhibition