Art

The Judi & Allan Schuman Museum Gallery proudly presents several exhibitions each year. The work of local, national and internationally known artists finds a home right here at the Levis JCC Sandler Center, engaging the artist in all of us.

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JUDI & ALLAN SCHUMAN MUSEUM GALLERY | 561-558-2504


JUDI & ALLAN SCHUMAN MUSEUM GALLERY

Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Sunday by appointment

All exhibit openings are open to the public and are free.

Additional generous donors include Ann Gordon, Susan & Seymour Applebaum and the Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery Endowment Fund.

Winter Exhibitions

The Florida Highwaymen

January 6-30

Enjoy paintings by these celebrated, self-taught, acclaimed African American artists known for their idyllic Florida landscapes. Thesemarginalized young artists worked in near anonymity from the late 1950s into the early 1980s, creating imagery that reflected the Florida Dream. Named The Highwaymen in 1994, their art has come back with a vengeance, reconsidered and recognized as the visual legacy of modern Florida.

Opening Reception: Sunday, January 6, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Guest Lecturer Gary Monroe, author & professor and Highwaymen artists, Al Black and Kelvin Hair

Greetings from the Catskills

February 3 - March 1

The story of the Catskills is a remarkable tale of Jewish innovation, perseverance and continuity. This historical exhibition explores the origins, history and the heyday of the Catskills, formerly the most celebrated Jewish vacation destination in America, through photographs, personal stories, artifacts, mementos, audiovisual display and more. Each item offers unique insights into the peak of Catskills summer culture.

Opening Reception: Sunday, February 3, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

6:00 pm, Visiting Scholar, Phil Brown, author and professor: “The Origins and History of the Jewish Catskills”

Spring Exhibitions

March 10 - April 30

Opening Reception: Sunday, March 10, 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Levis JCC Pottery Guild Annual Exhibition & Sale: Set the Table

Spotlights creations that involve our celebration of eating with tableware for daily and holiday moments. This is a feast for your eyes, and maybe your home—original work is on display; many for sale.

Plein Air Palm Beach: Painting Paradise

Original paintings by local and regional artists who paint the land, sea and cityscapes in South Florida. Plein air painting is a French phrase meaning “in the open air” and is a popular and meaningful way of artistically documenting the architecture and landscapes of the region.


ART WORKSHOPS

NEW! Make a Peek-a-Boo Painted Wine Glass with Lori Charnow

Friday, January 11, 1:00 - 4:00 pm (prompt start time)

Double paint a wine glass with a secret peek-a-boo image visible only to those who finish their glass of wine. Decorate the outside with a lovely pattern of your choice.

$40, includes wine glass, paint and all materials

Decorative Resin Pendants with Wendy Cohen

Monday, January 14, 1:30 - 4:00 pm

Create unique pendants by incorporating charms, glitter, glass and other items in different shaped settings. Resin will be used to finish the pieces to look like glass. You can bring very small shallow objects and images to use in your design. Wear your completed work of art right away!

$50, includes all materials to make two (2) finished pieces with one cord. *$10 per additional piece.

Fused Glass Jewelry with Wendy Cohen

Wednesday, January 16, 1:30 - 4:00 pm

Create your own fused glass pendant or pin. Design and assemble glass into artistic patterns using different types of glass to add pizzazz to your work. Your pieces will be fired and finished for you by week’s end.

$50, includes all materials to make two (2) finished pieces and one cord. *$10 per additional piece.

NEW! Mixed Media Collage Story Telling with Lori Axelrod

Thursday, January 24, 1:30 - 4:30 pm

With mixed media there are no boundaries, no limit to what you can use, no limit to tell your story. You can layer with gauze, gelato pens, acrylic paint, stamped images, pictures, pigment ink, embossing powder and polymer clay (if you attended one of those workshops). Supplies are included, but bring your own memorabilia to incorporate into your collage and make it personal to you.

$45, includes materials

Silk Scarf Painting with Constance Byrd

Friday, January 25 and/or Tuesday, January 29, 1:30 - 4:30 pm

Whether you are an accomplished artist or novice, these workshops offer the opportunity to create one-of-a-kind scarfs for your own collection or as gifts. Learn to create your own design by using the salt technique or choosing from a wide array of designs to customize your own scarf. Learn the basics of choosing your color palette, manipulating the paint and water on silk and adding variation to enhance your colors.

$50 per class includes one small scarf (15” X 60”) and supplies* or $65 per class includes one large scarf (22” X 88”) and supplies*

*No member discounts.

Glass Fusing Made Easy: Two-Day Advanced Course with Wendy Cohen

Monday, March 4 and Wednesday, March 6, 1:00 - 5:00 pm

Learn about firings and glass, how to cut, shape, layer and embellish designs using different types of glass. Make pendants, earrings, sun catchers, night lights and much more. Pieces are fired in the kiln and ready by week’s end. No experience or artistic talent necessary!

$85 for 2-day session, includes tools and all materials.


POTTERY ON THE WHEEL, HAND BUILDING AND CLAY SCULPTING

Learn techniques from our experienced instructor. Cynthia Zmetronak has a Master’s degree from FAU in art education and technology; she continues her clay and glass studies and learning at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina. Her works can be found on display in Lake Worth’s Artisans on the Avenue, a cooperative gallery. All levels are welcome. All sessions include free studio time. Basic tools are available for student use. Clay is available for purchase. The Pottery Studio has two kilns, eight wheels, a slab roller, and an extruder. Additional $25 supply fee per session.

Winter Session: January - March

Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

  • Monday, January 7 - March 25; 10 classes (no class on 1/21, 2/18)
    $350; $320 Gold and Platinum Members
  • Tuesday, January 8 - March 26; 12 classes
    $420; $384 Gold and Platinum Members
  • Wednesday, January 2 - March 27; 13 classes
    $455; $416 Gold and Platinum Members

Spring Session: April - May

Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm; Tuesday, 6:00 - 9:00 pm

  • Monday, April 1 - May 20; 8 classes
    $280; $256 Gold and Platinum Members
  • Tuesday, April 2 - May 28; 9 classes
    $315; $288 Gold and Platinum Members
  • Wednesday, April 3 - May 29; 9 classes
    $315; $288 Gold and Platinum Members

Class size is limited, register early.