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: Judy Plaut – Week 4

Monday, 24th June @ 9:00 am to Friday, 28th June @ 9:00 am

Judy began her journey into art as she approached retirement.  She had always wanted to paint but was told in Junior School that her efforts were not good enough, so she didn’t try again for 50 years!

She has now been painting for 20+ years and enjoying every minute of it. She is always looking for new sources of inspiration and trying out new approaches.

Her work is predominantly abstract, much currently based on landscape. She uses mixed media – acrylic, oil pastel, soft pastel, oil, crayon, pencil and collage. She paints on anything she has to hand: canvas, paper, board and even pre-used kitchen cupboards!

Judy’s paintings will be exhibited during June and early July.  Please ring 020-8864 0133 for an appointment to view the exhibition


Art Exhibition: Judy Plaut – Week 5

Monday, 1st July @ 9:00 am to Friday, 5th July @ 9:00 am

Judy began her journey into art as she approached retirement.  She had always wanted to paint but was told in Junior School that her efforts were not good enough, so she didn’t try again for 50 years!

She has now been painting for 20+ years and enjoying every minute of it. She is always looking for new sources of inspiration and trying out new approaches.

Her work is predominantly abstract, much currently based on landscape. She uses mixed media – acrylic, oil pastel, soft pastel, oil, crayon, pencil and collage. She paints on anything she has to hand: canvas, paper, board and even pre-used kitchen cupboards!

Judy’s paintings will be exhibited during June and early July.  Please ring 020-8864 0133 for an appointment to view the exhibition


Art Exhibition: Judy Plaut – Week 6

Monday, 8th July @ 9:00 am to Friday, 12th July @ 9:00 am

Judy began her journey into art as she approached retirement.  She had always wanted to paint but was told in Junior School that her efforts were not good enough, so she didn’t try again for 50 years!

She has now been painting for 20+ years and enjoying every minute of it. She is always looking for new sources of inspiration and trying out new approaches.

Her work is predominantly abstract, much currently based on landscape. She uses mixed media – acrylic, oil pastel, soft pastel, oil, crayon, pencil and collage. She paints on anything she has to hand: canvas, paper, board and even pre-used kitchen cupboards!

Judy’s paintings will be exhibited during June and early July.  Please ring 020-8864 0133 for an appointment to view the exhibition