Under One Roof | Sukkot at the JCC

Sukkah Art Exhibit: Reflection, Remembrance, Resilience



Exhibition Dates | October 4-18, 2017
10th Anniversary Nashville Holocaust Memorial Celebration  | Sun. Oct. 8, 2017 | 1pm
Memorial Anniversary Event in the Sukka | Sun. Oct. 8, 2017 | 2pm
Artist Reception | Tues. Oct. 10, 2017 | 6:30pm


This fall, the Gordon Jewish Community Center and the Nashville Jewish community celebrate Sukkot, the Jewish fall harvest festival, with our new Sukkah Art Exhibit, Under One Roof: “Reflection, Remembrance, Resilience.” The exhibit features collaborative works of art created by over 20 organizations in Nashville, exploring this year’s theme Reflection, Remembrance, Resilience.

As our national discourse become more divisive and our citizenry more polarized, our project aims to bring together diverse people, organizations and ideas from our local community to unify Under One Roof and collectively exhibit artworks prepared by each organization, based on the theme.

Fittingly, and in Jewish tradition, our “roof” will be the JCC’s community sukkah – a temporary structure constructed during the happy, week-long festive Jewish fall harvest of Sukkot, which falls in October this year. The sukkah reminds us of the fragility and temporary nature of life and helps us focus on the truly important.


Exhibition Dates | October 4-18, 2017
The Sukkah Art Show Under One Roof: “Reflection, Remembrance, Resilience” will exhibit for 2 weeks, starting on the first day of Sukkot. The display is free and open to the public in the community sukkah in the auditorium at the Gordon JCC during regular business hours.

Memorial Anniversary Event in the Sukka | October 8, 2017 | 2pm
An afternoon reception and Essay Competition will be held on Sunday October 8, to honor the 10th anniversary of the Nashville Holocaust Memorial. Enjoy a festival artisan food market from 12 noon. More info>

Artist Reception | October 10 | 6:30pm
Join us and all our artists to celebrate coming together for this project at the opening night of “Reflection, Remembrance, Resilience” in the Gordon JCC auditorium. Enjoy an evening of art, music, and light refreshments with Nashville’s arts community in the sukkah. Other exhibitions opening tonight include: Jim Sherraden’s Paper Quilts, Billy Martinez, & Mackenzie Maroney. More info>


A sample of participating organizations includes: Akiva School, Alive Hospice, Cheekwood Estate & Gardens, Compassionate Nashville, Country Music Hall of Fame, Death Row Artists, Fifty Forward, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Jewish Family Services, Metro Arts Commission & Nashville Public Library, Nashville Ballet, Nashville Children’s Theatre, National Museum of African American Music, Oasis Center, Renewal House, The Temple, Tennessee Craft, West End Synagogue, Your Heart on Art. Special thanks to exhibitors Carrie Mills and Stephanie Pate.