The Pozez JCC Fine Arts Program supports and encourages the development of Jewish arts and artists. The program is also committed to establishing and strengthening the relationship between the Northern Virginia community and Israel by integrating Israeli arts into its program.
The J's dedication to the arts has garnered a reputation that is well-respected amongst artists, art enthusiasts, buyers, and sellers.
Over the years, the J's Bodzin Art Gallery exhibitions have attracted talented artists who work in a wide variety of media including painting, photography, jewelry, crafts and new media.
Michelle Hahm is an illustrator, painter, and writer splitting her time between Greater Washington and Korea. For this collection of watercolor portraits, Hahm relied more on a psychological interpretation rather than a strictly photorealistic vision. Hahm embarked on this illustrative project of Holocaust survivor portraits and took time to travel to hear in-person testimonies and create artwork based upon the experience.
Hahm uses traditional and modern techniques to act as a conduit in allowing Holocaust testimonies to be more reachable in the ever-changing media terrain, as well as to increase greater interest in a younger generation and a non-Jewish audience.
Joel has been taking photographs of wildlife, nature, and the environment for over 30 years with the hope of inspiring others to care about the conservation and protection of our natural wonders. Songbirds, herons, and waterfowl are some of his favorite subjects to shoot year-round, capturing the changes in the seasons and migration. Joel has had the good fortune to shoot photographs of black bears in the Shenandoah Mountains, bald eagles along the Potomac River, tundra swans and canvasbacks on the Choptank River, and vintage schooners on the Chesapeake Bay.
Joel was born and raised in Baltimore, MD, earned a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from RIT in Rochester, NY, and currently lives in Fairfax, VA. He is a member of the Northern Virginia Handcrafters Guild and the Art League Gallery at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, VA where some of his work can be viewed in Gallery 75.
His photographs have been exhibited at numerous juried fine art shows and galleries and has been published in several print and online publications. In 2017, the North American Nature Photography Association awarded his photo of Great Falls National Park as one of the top 100 photographs of the year. Joel’s work has also been featured in élan magazine and by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.
Pozez JCC of Northern Virginia
8900 Little River Turnpike
Fairfax, VA 22031
Closed on Saturday
All visitors must present a J membership card or photo ID to enter