The Ann Loeb Bronfman Gallery has partnered up with All Fired Up ceramic studios to bring Home Plates to the Gallery. Basically, we handed 60 local artists a blank dinner plate to use as their “canvas.” The result is a wonderfully colorful exhibition with ultimate functionality, and a window into the local art scene which is bursting at the seams.
In addition, through sales of the plates The Ann Loeb Bronfman Gallery has the opportunity to raise a much-needed portion of its budget. We held a similar fundraiser in 1997 with Continuum, shortly after the gallery opened its doors. Just as that exhibition highlighted many artists’ interpretations of community and the links between generations in the past and future, our upcoming exhibition Home Plates hopes to connect the Washington DC Jewish Community Center to the larger community surrounding it. A special children’s version of Home Plates will be exhibited in the Ina & Jack Kay Community Hall and the Harold and Barbara Berman JCC Café from December 1–December 31.