Visual Arts

Brightly colored paintings, hand-crafted quilts, stunning sculptures and intriguing photographs are just examples of the beautiful pieces of art on display throughout the year in the JCC’s Goldberg Gallery, located in the building’s lobby. Exhibits are free and open to the entire community.

Exhibits and artists are selected by the JCC’s Visual Arts Committee, chaired by Stacy Leeman and 4 -5 exhibitions are presented annually.  Most exhibits are mounted for a minimum of 1 month.  Exhibits are selected based on Jewish content and/or to highlight a Jewish artist.  Each new exhibition includes an artist reception to kick off the exhibit, allowing JCC members and interested community arts patrons the opportunity to meet the artist and learn more about their artistic process and creative goals.  Additionally, for some exhibiting artists, workshops, presentations to schools and synagogues, and interactive classes are included.

Contact Melanie Butter, Program Director, at mbutter@columbusjcc.org for more information about this exhibit or future displays in the Goldberg Gallery of the JCC.

Current Exhibit – October 14th through the end of December

Pressing Forward: Contemporary Printmaking by members Phoenix Rising.

Illuminated Flight











Illuminated  Flight 4 by Judith Steele

Two free opportunities to meet the artists and discuss the work:  Artist Reception on 10/18 at 1pm, Coffee & Conversation on 11/6 at 1pm

Phoenix Rising Printmaking Cooperative is dedicated to promoting the art of printmaking by providing a well-equipped studio, educational opportunities and an environment of mutual support, camaraderie and inspiration for artists and students, and the community.


Phoenix Rising Printmaking Cooperative was formed in 1996, and began renovating a 1904 building (north of Whittier & Parsons) into a studio facility that opened its doors in September 1998. From its beginning the studio was equipped with a Takach etching press, a Vandercook relief press and materials to accommodate a variety of printmaking techniques. Later, Phoenix Rising acquired a second etching press and added additional mobile work tables so that more printmakers could work in the space.

Phoenix Rising had always operated as a nonprofit organization, and in June of 2010 was officially granted 501(c)(3)status. The cooperative moved to its present larger downtown venue in December 2011. The current facility is on the ground floor of a vintage factory in the Discovery District with a full wall of north facing windows and is ADA compliant.

Phoenix Rising has always maintained a high artistic standard in its programs and in the work produced by its members. Within the organization, members both challenge and encourage each other by sharing techniques and wisdom gained from experience.

Phoenix Rising’s artist members offer a variety of workshops and classes that highlight their particular skills and guest artists are invited to give special presentations. The artists of Phoenix Rising provide outreach programs demonstrating and teaching printmaking techniques in a variety of venues – public and private schools, art groups, central Ohio colleges, artist’s residencies, in-service workshops, etc.

For more information on Phoenix Rising visit them online or on Facebook.

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