Art Classes & Workshops

Zack Gallery


Gallery Events

Alina Smolyansky painting demonstrationFREE Painting Demonstration

Alina Smolyansky began painting in watercolours however 7 years ago she began studying the over 100-year-old method and traditions of egg tempera painting. Today she is inspired by spiritual teachings, mediaeval manuscripts, sacred writings and nature.

Alina will be demonstrating her egg tempera painting technique in the Zack Gallery on:

Wed May 6  11am-4pm
Wed May 13 11am-4pm

No experience necessary. All are welcome to come, watch and learn. 

Please note: Alina will be running a series of art classes at the JCC in the fall.


Jewish Symbolism in Art Jewish symbolism in art
Radiance and Shadow:
The Vision and Legacy of the Zohar

"Without the Zohar, I could not have remained a Jew", said Hasidic Rabbi Pinhas of Koretz (1728-90). The Book of Radiance, or Zohar, appeared mysteriously in Spain in the 13th century. Since then it has become the dominant book of Jewish mysticism. Itself haunted by the interplay of light and darkness, the book has been a force of both illumination and shadow in Jewish history. Matthew Gindin will lead us in an exploration of the world and legacy of this fascinating book, whose text is featured in the paintings of Alina Smolyansky and Judith Joseph (on display in the gallery until May 16. Read about the exhibit...)

Illustrations on the right:  Alina Smolyansky “The People of the Book" (detail); Judith Joseph,”Autumn” (detail).

Tuesday May 12    7:00pm   
in the Zack Gallery
Members & students: $10
Regular price: $12
at the door


Music, Art & Poetry in the Gallery

Dates of the upcoming events TBA
Music, Art and Poetry evenings are presented by the Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery in collaboration with Pandora’s Collective and the Isaac Waldman Jewish Public Library. Made possible by the Yosef Wosk Poetry Initiative Grant