Upcoming Exhibition

by June Rubin and Michelle Kantor
Opens June 5

In this captivating exhibit, we invite you to immerse yourself in a rich tapestry of creativity. June Rubin and Michelle Kantor, two exceptionally talented artists, have masterfully woven together a menagerie of vibrant images that span genres and emotions. From sweeping landscapes to intimate still-life compositions, from delicate flowers to enigmatic cats, their artistry knows no bounds.


Opening Night
Join us for the grand opening night of the “Slice of Life” art exhibition celebration, where the creative worlds of June Rubin and Michelle Kantor collide in a visual duet. These two talented artists have woven a tapestry of whimsy, nostalgia, and awe-inspiring beauty, drawing inspiration from Southern California and beyond.


Jane Rubin
I have been an artist for over four decades. As a teenager, I loved painting flowers, people, and the ocean on beach rocks. After graduating from Art Center College of Design I began my professional art career in illustration and fine art. My mother was an inspired artist and also a docent at the La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art. I loved seeing and learning about art with her. I am passionate about international travel, keeping a travel diary to capture slices of life with my art wherever I go. Painting cats around the world began when I observed how much my sister loved them. I delight in following my intuition, and adding whimsy to my colorful artwork. 

Michelle Kantor
I’ve been artistic, I think forever. It's influenced by my travels where I am constantly falling in love with the majestic museums full of unimaginable art, people, places, and mother nature. My professional career of over 30 years in interior design and architecture provided a perfect path for my creative outlet. My commitment to full-time painting has been over a period of 15 years. I would describe myself as a color expressionist and love sharing a story with my art.

About the Gotthelf Art Gallery


The Gotthelf Art Gallery is part of the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture and is devoted to expanding and enriching cultural life in San Diego by presenting the finest in Jewish artistic expressions, encouraging the preservation of Jewish culture and heritage, and nurturing new creativity in the arts.

Housed at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS, this 1,000-square-foot space offers the opportunity for the community at large to explore the richness and diversity of Jewish culture through exhibits that feature contemporary artists and a wide variety of visual media.