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.-5 p.m.

View some photos of our Patio Gallery:


The Shadowy Background
By Joel Toste
July 16-August 16, 2017

Joel Toste was born April 21, 1974 in Matanzas, Cuba. He studied at the Roberto Diago Academy Fine Arts School in his home city from 1995-1998.

Participant in diverse plastic arts exhibitions around Cuba:
• I National AHS Colloquium, Havana
• CODEMA (Juan Esnard) Collective Exposition , Matanzas
• Collective Exposition of Manufactured Paper, Havana
• National Salon of Plastic Arts Students, Trinidad
• Roberto Diago Academy of Plastic Arts Student Salon, Matanzas

At the end of 1998, after finishing his academic studies, Joel Toste immigrated to the United States. Since then he has been a permanent resident of Louisville, Ky. In this city he has participated in various collective expositions and art fairs. Many of his pieces are part of private collections in Louisville, other cities in the U.S., and also in Europe. His works were shown in the collective exhibits MIXMESSAGES and HUMAN CONDITION 2012 in the Pryot Gallery in Louisville.“ The Figure Revealed” 3rd Biennial Nude Exhibition at the Kaviar Gallery, March 2014.