Staenberg Kooper Fellman Campus

JCC Art Gallery

From historical and educational exhibits to beautiful displays of local, national, and international art, our Gallery hosts a wide array of content. Located just next to the Alan J. Levine Performing Arts Theater in the Staenberg Omaha Jewish Community Center, the Gallery provides individuals an excellent opportunity to immerse themselves on culturally enriching exhibitions. Exhibits cycle through on a monthly basis, providing a constant stream of new material.

Now Showing: October 1-28

Seasons in Glass

Works by Deb Kubik

Local artist, Deb Kubik, uses her work to combine her love of nature, color, and the beauty of Nebraska. With this exhibit, she strives to create elements of the frour seasons in glass, both realistically and contemporarily. Deb’s preferred medium is fused glass because it can be seen from many directions. Colorful glass pieces capture the light, casting beautiful shadows from the artwork. In addition, these qualities, Deb also loves the challenge of working in glass. She enjoys seeing what results can come from using different and experimental techniques. She often uses small granular pieces of glass (known as fit) to build transparency levels, thereby giving depth to her artwork. Deb holds the philosophy that “owning artwork shouldn’t just be for the most affluent members of our society”. She believes that everyone should be able to afford a piece of art that they truly enjoy. By displaying a wide variety of pieces, Deb is hopeful that those who see her exhibit will find a piece that brings them joy.

 

About the Artist

Deb began her career as a contemporary warm glass artist in 2012. In 2015, her glass artwork became internationally known, when it was selected by Governor Pete Ricketts as an item used to represent Nebraska at various economic trade missions throughout the world. The Governor and several State Senators have given pieces from her Nebraska Landscape series to foreign dignitaries. In 2016, 108 pieces of the Nebraska Landscape series were presented to 108 countries by ASHRAE international. In 2019 Deb completed Angels Among Us, a commissioned installation at the Ronald McDonald House in Omaha. Her work is displayed in many private collections, as well as in numerous businesses. Deb received her Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. She spent many years as a freelance interior designer and community volunteer while raising her family. After completing an endorsement in K-12 Art Education, Deb went on to teach K-12 art for eleven years. She received the K-12 Art Educator of the Year award from the Nebraska Teachers Association.  Deb now continues to teach by participating in artist residences in schools. Deb is a Nebraska native who currently lives in Omaha with her husband.

Gallery Hours

Monday – Thursday
5:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Friday
5:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Saturday – Sunday
7:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Admission: FREE

The Gallery is open to the public.
All guests must check in with
the Front Desk receptionist.
Masks are encouraged.

View the Online Exhibit

If you are interested in purchasing artwork, please contact Lynn Batten at (402) 334-6564 or lbatten@jewishomaha.org

 

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Gallery Manager: Lynn Batten
(402) 334-6564

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333 South 132nd Street Omaha, NE 68154