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    Three people look at photos hanging on a gallery wallLocated in the Jacobs Lounge on the main floor of the Miles Nadal JCC, the Gallery provides a platform for both emerging and established artists to showcase their talent, share their stories and connect with the community through visual art.

    Our exhibitions draw the viewer's attention to corners of everyday life, often challenging pre-existing opinions of culture, religious identity and social issues. Celebrate the powerful world of images and painting at The Gallery at the J. 

    Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm; Saturday - Sunday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

    Gallery info: (416) 924-6211 x250

    Gallery Coordinator Deanna Di Lello; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Q: What is the size of the gallery?

    A: The gallery has 500 square feet of non-linear hanging space.

     

    Q: How many people visit the gallery a month?

    A: Our gallery doubles as our member’s lounge with approximately 1,000 members and guests frequenting the space.

     

    Stop Gap founder Luke Anderson watches as a man lays down a Stop Gap ramp in front of a buildlingFebruary 2 - 27, 2019
    Reception: February 13, 2019
    7:00 - 9:00 pm

    It all began back in 2011 when Luke Anderson and friends started raising awareness about the importance of accessibility and inclusion by constructing simple brightly coloured access ramps and gifting them to Toronto businesses with single stepped entryways. The work of StopGap Foundation has since grown over the years to include over 50 communities across Canada participating in the Foundation's awareness-raising initiatives - there are now more than 1,500 StopGap ramps from coast to coast! Much of StopGap's success can be attributed to one very important element: community. Inspired individuals across the country have worked hard and dedicated their time to spread awareness and create accessible spaces in their own neighbourhoods and hometowns. This collection of photographs highlights the incredible community of friends, supporters, and volunteers behind StopGap Foundation who have played an instrumental role in helping us create inclusive spaces that we can all live, work, learn, and play in.

    About the Foundation

    StopGap Foundation is helping create a world where every person can access every space. Communities across the country and beyond are working together to discover the benefit of barrier-free spaces and provide the support to create them with the Foundation's Community Ramp Project, Ramps on Request, School Project, and Corporate Team Building programs. The Foundation's core values of Fun, Inclusion, Empowerment, Inspiration, and Community are carried through in all the important work undertaken with a committed team of volunteers and supporters.


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    Painting of a pomegranate with letters and words spilling out of itJanuary 3 – February 26, 2019
    Third Floor Exhibit 
    2:00 - 5:00 pm

    The main source of my art is my imagination which gives me a unique interpretation of the things I see. My unconscious often delivers rather surprising, mysterious or playful images to the canvas. Because there is no literal meaning to my paintings, I hope viewers will respond to the imagery and bring their own ideas and interpretations to the work.

    March 2-27, 2019

    Through photography and interviews, this project documents Toronto's diverse community of elder citizens. Utilizing Arrivals and Departures as a metaphor for changing life-events it explores the paths leading to their arrival in Toronto, the milestones that shaped their unique insights, and the opportunities and challenges associated with aging.

    March 5 - April 29, 2019

    Artists often say, “I have a vision, but as I work I feel I'm moving further away from that vision.” I don't have that problem because I don't have a preconceived image in mind. I work by response and not through a pre-conceived idea. These car parts and shovels speak to me—if they stop speaking, I just put them away until I find their voice again. As I assemble, add other parts, shape, cut, pound, add more parts, weld, torch, and re-cut--the mask emerges. This process requires faith and patience. Faith that you're going to achieve a worthy outcome. Patience to let the piece emerge without imposing your needs on it. As to why I work with car parts—I think we’ve lost our landscapes to cars. I want to shape something that I consider significantly malignant to something benign. (They also get junked at an incredible rate so there are lots and lots of parts for me to work with)


    About the Artist


    Jeff Mann received a BA in Fine Arts/Ceramics from Syracuse University and founded a wholesale pottery business with his wife which was their livelihood for twenty years. He then moved into sculpture and has had numerous solo and group shows in the Northeast and Ontario. He has recently been involved in schools doing mini public art projects with the students. Jeff Mann lives in Kingston and works out of a shipping container at a local flea market. You can find out more about Jeff on his website or email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


    The work of Jeff Mann is for sale. Support local artists. Bring art into your life.
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    750 Spadina Ave. (at Bloor), Toronto, Ontario M5S 2J2

    Phone: 416.924.6211
    Fax: 416.924.0422
    Email: info@mnjcc.org

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