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The J-Gallery, located in the Springfield Jewish Community Center’s Adult Lounge, is committed to showcasing local artists in a beautiful, light-filled space. If you would like to be considered as a guest artist in the J-Gallery, contact Nicole Longhi.


Nicole Longhi
Program Associate
(413) 739-4715

Visions: Within and Without

Featuring artwork by Richard Cohen and Randi Stein
On view from Wednesday, January 26 – Monday, March 7

Richard Cohen has specialized in pastel landscapes for the last 20 years. His younger daughter, also an artist, introduced him to pastels on a trip to the Maine coast around 2000, and he felt an immediate love for the medium. He has exhibited widely in the Pioneer Valley and in Midcoast Maine. He is excited to be showing his work in Springfield for the first time. He lives in Amherst, and is past president and a member of the Jewish Community of Amherst.

Randi Stein began painting at the age of 43, inspired by the work of Frederick Franck, a Dutch-American artist. His book “The Zen of Seeing” was given to her by a friend. Inspired, she did her first drawing— of a pencil. Thirty years later, she’s still drawing and painting; now, with a particular focus on the mystical meaning of the Hebrew letters and the story of creation (Bereshit).Randi lives in Amherst and is a member, and lay service leader, of the JCA.