Fonds A.2005.006 - Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver, Gallery fonds

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Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver, Gallery fonds

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  • Textual record
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  • Moving images
  • Sound recording

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CA JHS A.2005.006

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  • [1962 – 2004] (Creation)
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    Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver, Gallery

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3 m of textual records and other material

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(1962 -)

Administrative history

Under the leadership of the JCC’s Cultural Arts Director at the time, Dvori Balshine, a committee of the JCC was first set up in February 1982 to carry out the policies of the JCC and the Shalom Gallery. This committee was led by Sivi Krisman, and the Shalom Gallery was opened. The Shalom Gallery was under the direction and administration of the Jewish Community Centre, which continues to be the case today.

In 1984 the Board of the JCC endorsed the goals of the Shalom Gallery committee. From 1982 to 1988 the Shalom Gallery put on 6 exhibits/events a year, with exhibition openings bringing in up to 400 people. Throughout this time period, Gertrude and Sidney Zack were contacted to see if they could provide funds for the building of a new larger space at the JCC. They agreed and work began on phase II of the development plan. Jack Lutsky was the architect. In 1988, the new space was opened and the name change was officially announced at its inauguration: The Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery. The opening gala reception of the Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery was held June 29, 1988 with the exhibition titled “Metamorphosis” which was an exhibit of new works by BC artists who had exhibited at the JCC over the previous 5 years when the gallery was known as the Shalom Gallery. Over 350 people attended this event. Article and photos in the Jewish Western Bulletin, July 21, 1988: (http://www.multiculturalcanada.ca/node/688758).

Today, The Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery is located in the centre of the active, bustling Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver on 41st near Oak. The mandate for this not-for-profit gallery is to enrich the lives of community members by exposing them to a diversity of art; to educate and develop an awareness, knowledge and appreciation of visual art; and to build a sense of community.
With a primary focus on art created by visual artists in the local Jewish community or art which emulates Jewish life and culture, the gallery also serves as a venue for national and international artists. The exhibits vary in theme and medium from classical still life to contemporary abstracts. Paintings, drawings, photography, tapestry and sculpture have graced the walls and space. Gallery programs include evenings of poetry, music and art lectures. Visual art workshops and classes are offered.

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Fonds is arranged into 6 series: Artist files; Gallery administrative records and subject files; Ephemera; Audio-Visual; Scrapbooks; and Photographs.

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  • English

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Most of the files contain personal information on the artists such as address and contact information; therefore, each file needs to be checked by archivist prior to research access.

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Finding aid available.

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Accompanying material

Ca. 3,635 photographs , 3 videocassettes : VHS, Betamax, Sony , 1 film reel

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Jewish Museum and Archives of British Columbia / Nemetz Jewish Community Archives

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Final

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Full

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

July 25, 2012

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  • English

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