Art@Mosaic

The Aesthetics of the new building began with the basics. A group was set up to deal with many aspects around the ‘look’ of the building.

A deliberate decision was made to create a neutral space where design and colour would follow to enhance the building. Contemporary designs with a Judaic theme are the objective for the long-term development of future permanent artworks.

These will include the Arks for the Torah Scrolls, reading desks, wall art, window dressing etc.

It was always suggested that we live with the building for a while to get a feel for our specific needs – especially in the reality of three communities and the flexibility of the building.

In the interim a group worked on the chairback book-holders that seem to have been very well received by all. Practical and decorative geometric designs beautifully fitted to the chairs to accommodate Prayer Books.

The stitcher ladies have just started a project to make four  large colourful textile hangings. These are based on the tradition and Mitzvah  to wear Tallit with the fringes and tassels as reminder.

In time commissions will follow for more permanent features.

On entering the building in the lobby, the signature Mosaic logo handmade in glass by local artist Harriet Pelham with the welcome “SHALOM” is apparent.

This has been mounted on to Jerusalem stone as our first commissioned work of art.

As you enter the main hall an ever changing digital projection of images can be seen.

 

We have now started to mount Art Exhibitions to promote artists and simultaneously decorate our walls. See below for details of any upcoming exhibitions or events.

More exciting Exhibitions will be programmed. ……. Watch this space!

 

Anyone interested to find out more about projects going forward please contact Joan Noble via the synagogue office

 

Upcoming events:

Art Exhibition by Marcia Kuperberg – Week 4

Saturday, 24th February @ 9:00 am to Wednesday, 28th February @ 5:00 pm

During February, Marcia Kuperberg will be exhibiting her paintings.

Marcia Kuperberg has lived in Stanmore for over 50 years. Born in Sydney, Australia, she studied art at Sydney’s National Art School before coming to London. Her career in London has covered graphic design for ad agencies, art direction for Avon, animation (her hand-drawn animation films have been shown at the National Film Theatre and world-wide), 27 years teaching art & design at local colleges, West Herts and Harrow.

Now retired, she devotes herself to her first love: painting in oils and acrylics. She enjoys painting portraits, landscapes, animals and “anything that takes my fancy”. She is a member of both Harrow Art Society and Pinner Sketch Club where she frequently exhibits.

Please ring 020-8864 0133 for an appointment to view the exhibition.


Art Exhibition by Laura Reiter – Week 1

Friday, 1st March @ 9:00 am to Friday, 8th March @ 5:00 pm

During March, Laura Reiter will be exhibiting her paintings.

Laura writes, “I am a painter/printmaker working in mixed media and screen printing. I am in love with colour and try to exploit it as much as possible in my work by layering one colour over another – sometimes transparent, sometimes more opaque.  The resulting colours and effects of colours on each other are exciting and often surprising.

I like to work organically making decisions according to the last mark or colour I have made so that the images grow into what they are going to be! The process of my work has become very much part of my creative journey.
My work is semi abstract, both in print and also in mixed media painting. With my screen prints I have recently worked on a series based on the subject ‘Flowers and the City’ exploring the contrast (often in a symbolic way) between the natural world (parks etc) and the manmade environment.  Now I am beginning to work on another idea – ‘there but not there’ – perhaps more abstract than recently, allowing images to appear, disappear and then reappear in the work suggesting mystery.

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Art Exhibition by Laura Reiter – Week 2

Saturday, 9th March @ 9:00 am to Saturday, 16th March @ 5:00 pm

During March, Laura Reiter will be exhibiting her paintings.

Laura is a painter/printmaker working organically in mixed media and screen printing. She is in love with colour and tries to exploit it as much as possible in her work by layering one colour over another – sometimes transparent, sometimes opaque.  The resulting colours and effects of colours on each other are exciting and often surprising. This semi abstract process is part of my creative journey.

The narrative of Laura’s subject matter varies from observing the contrast of the natural world and the city and a new strand – ‘there but not there’ letting images disappear and then reappear.

Laura has exhibited extensively.  She also teaches and has written two practical art books.

Please ring 020-8864 0133 for an appointment to view the exhibition.


Art Exhibition by Laura Reiter – Week 3

Sunday, 17th March @ 9:00 am to Sunday, 24th March @ 5:00 pm

During March, Laura Reiter will be exhibiting her paintings.

Laura is a painter/printmaker working organically in mixed media and screen printing. She is in love with colour and tries to exploit it as much as possible in her work by layering one colour over another – sometimes transparent, sometimes opaque.  The resulting colours and effects of colours on each other are exciting and often surprising. This semi abstract process is part of my creative journey.

The narrative of Laura’s subject matter varies from observing the contrast of the natural world and the city and a new strand – ‘there but not there’ letting images disappear and then reappear.

Laura has exhibited extensively.  She also teaches and has written two practical art books.

Please ring 020-8864 0133 for an appointment to view the exhibition.


Art Exhibition by Laura Reiter – Week 4

Monday, 25th March @ 9:00 am to Thursday, 28th March @ 5:00 pm

During March, Laura Reiter will be exhibiting her paintings.

Laura is a painter/printmaker working organically in mixed media and screen printing. She is in love with colour and tries to exploit it as much as possible in her work by layering one colour over another – sometimes transparent, sometimes opaque.  The resulting colours and effects of colours on each other are exciting and often surprising. This semi abstract process is part of my creative journey.

The narrative of Laura’s subject matter varies from observing the contrast of the natural world and the city and a new strand – ‘there but not there’ letting images disappear and then reappear.

Laura has exhibited extensively.  She also teaches and has written two practical art books.

Please ring 020-8864 0133 for an appointment to view the exhibition.


Art Exhibition by Rosalind Barnett – Week 1

Sunday, 7th April @ 7:00 pm to Saturday, 13th April @ 5:00 pm

Rosalind Barnett will be exhibiting her work from 7th April – 6th May.

Rosalind is a contemporary colourist. Following a career in property she attended Harrow Art Centre where she studied traditional skills under the tutelage of Angel Pearcey, BA Hons.  Her works for this third solo exhibition cover various mediums including oil, acrylic, collage, watercolour, wax crayon and ink.  She was ‘selected’ but not finally ‘hung’ at the Royal Academy, with her painting ‘Pansies at The Lodge’, which subsequently was hung in the Llewellyn Alexander Gallery, London.  Rosalind enjoys flattening 3D images and outlining her work.  She has been a Stanmore resident for almost 50 years.

Meet the Artist: Sunday 7th April 7.00 – 9.00 pm

Please ring 020-8864 0133 for an appointment to view the exhibition.


Meet the Artist – Marcia Kuperberg

Sunday, 7th April @ 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

From 7th April – 6th May, Rosalind Barnett will be exhibiting her paintings.

If you would like to meet Rosalind, please come along to her open evening.


Art Exhibition by Rosalind Barnett – Week 2

Monday, 15th April @ 9:00 am to Friday, 19th April @ 12:00 pm

Rosalind Barnett will be exhibiting her work from 7th April – 6th May.

Rosalind is a contemporary colourist. Following a career in property she attended Harrow Art Centre where she studied traditional skills under the tutelage of Angel Pearcey, BA Hons.  Her works for this third solo exhibition cover various mediums including oil, acrylic, collage, watercolour, wax crayon and ink.  She was ‘selected’ but not finally ‘hung’ at the Royal Academy, with her painting ‘Pansies at The Lodge’, which subsequently was hung in the Llewellyn Alexander Gallery, London.  Rosalind enjoys flattening 3D images and outlining her work.  She has been a Stanmore resident for almost 50 years.

Please ring 020-8864 0133 for an appointment to view the exhibition.


Art Exhibition by Rosalind Barnett – Week 3

Thursday, 25th April @ 9:00 am to Thursday, 2nd May @ 5:00 pm

Rosalind Barnett will be exhibiting her work from 7th April – 6th May.

Rosalind is a contemporary colourist. Following a career in property she attended Harrow Art Centre where she studied traditional skills under the tutelage of Angel Pearcey, BA Hons.  Her works for this third solo exhibition cover various mediums including oil, acrylic, collage, watercolour, wax crayon and ink.  She was ‘selected’ but not finally ‘hung’ at the Royal Academy, with her painting ‘Pansies at The Lodge’, which subsequently was hung in the Llewellyn Alexander Gallery, London.  Rosalind enjoys flattening 3D images and outlining her work.  She has been a Stanmore resident for almost 50 years.

Please ring 020-8864 0133 for an appointment to view the exhibition.