The Bunis Family Art Gallery located in the Benderson Family Building in Amherst and the Levy and Daniel Families Art Gallery at the Holland Family Building in Buffalo are community spaces providing creative opportunity for local artists to showcase and sell their works. Brightly colored paintings, and intriguing photographs are just examples of the beautiful pieces of art on display throughout the year in the Gallery. Exhibits and receptions in both Galleries are free and open to the community. Most work on exhibit is for sale and a portion of the proceeds go to support Cultural Arts programming efforts at the JCC.
Virtual Art Galleries
Henryk Ross Lodz Ghetto Photographs
An exhibit entitled Wild Things: Disrupting the Photographic Archive in the Time of a Pandemic is currently on display at the CEPA Gallery through December 19. Curated by artist and historian Robert Hirsch the exhibit features nineteen international artists hailing from Canada, England, Germany, Israel, Mexico, the Netherlands, Poland, and the United States whose photographic-based images disrupt a strict literal interpretation into a fresh metaphorical discourse.
Included in the exhibit is Henryk Ross, a polish photographer who documented life inside the Lodz Ghetto. Ross worked for the ghettos Jewish administration’s sadistic’s department, which was set up by the Nazis. When Ross was not working in his bureaucratic capacity he risked his life to Candidly and intently photograph the brutal reality of daily destruction, humiliation and starvation. Ross buried his negatives so he would not get caught and killed for what he recorded. Ross survived the Holocaust and he returned to Lodz and dug up over 3000 of his negatives.
Artist and historian Robert Hirsch has made facsimile prints of some of the photographs which he is selling. Proceeds from sales are being donated to the JCC’s Cultural Arts Program and CEPA Art Gallery. All works are for sale at $150.00 and include a matte.
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Henryk Ross Bio Statement
Awash: Paintings by J. Tim Raymond
Inspired by the beauty found in the degradation of nature, this series of mixed media work represents the artist’s ongoing exploration of building textural surfaces with torn paper and acrylic paint.
J. Tim Raymond has resided in Western New York since the early 1990s after starting his art career in Baltimore where he received an MFA from the Maryland Institute of Art. He moved on to New York where he was represented by the Jack Tilton Gallery, and later worked as an instructor at University of Texas in Austin. Along the way, he also worked as a museum worker in Washington DC and Manhattan, art specialist in Buffalo.
Raymond has been included in numerous local solo and group shows, most recently including Carnegie Art Center, Queen City Gallery, Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, and Artspace Buffalo Gallery where he resides. His articles reviewing local exhibitions have been published in the Buffalo free press and he is a frequent reader at local poetry venues, as well as a set painter and actor with the Subversive Theater Collective.
Paintings are composed on board or canvas and edged with 1.5 inch strips of weathered wood.
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"Kindred spirits and other connections" Solo show by Cornelia Dohse-Peck
Cornelia Dohse-Peck, a native of Germany, studied art in Stuttgart, Berlin, and in Buffalo, NY, where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts cum laude (Painting, Art History) from UB. She is an award winning artist. Her mixed media pieces often express social and/or political commentary. Dohse-Peck has had numerous solo shows, has exhibited in national and international group shows, and is featured in private collections, both in the USA and in Germany.
Dohse-Peck completed residencies and workshops in schools, community centers and at Art Park. She has extensive experience as a teaching artist with many sectors of the community and has been very active in Western New York for years. Dohse-Peck enjoys working in collaboration. She also creates site-specific, often large-scale public art; several were funded by public grants in the past. In 2016 Dohse-Peck was chosen as the shoreline artist by the Arts Commission of the City of Buffalo, NY. She created and implemented the mosaics project Peace Walk Discovery Trail on a one mile stretch along the Niagara River (between Broderick Park and Unity Island Park).
Photo credit: Lauren Tent
Calling all Artists
The gallery provides a creative space for artists to showcase and sell their works. Opportunities are available for two month exhibitions and each new exhibition includes an opportunity for an artist sponsored reception to kick off the exhibit, allowing JCC members and interested community arts patrons the opportunity to meet the artist and learn more about their artistic process and creative goals. Additionally, for some exhibiting artists, workshops, presentations to schools and synagogues, and interactive classes are included. We are currently seeking works on paper, photographs, paintings and textiles. No 3-D accepted at this time.
To submit, please send the following via email to : 4-10 images, along with resume, biography of the artist and details for the pieces that the artist is submitting (Title, Year, Dimensions, Medium, Price). Selected artists will be responsible for delivery, installation and de-installation of the artists’ work. Submissions are reviewed year-round for future exhibitions.