Thomases Art Gallery to Show Works of Schwartz Katz

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Thomases Family Endowment Art Gallery at the Jewish Community Center of Youngstown will show the works of Nancy Schwartz Katz Sept. 15 through 24.

The exhibit, “Cut Paper Narratives,” will also be available online at

Katz uses a wide range of media to tell the stories of individuals, organizations and history, all the while aiming to explore aspects of humanity. Through her use of color, paper choice and varied details, she is able to create symbolism aimed at enhancing a particular story. 

A graduate of the Parsons School of Design in Manhattan with a major in drawing and conceptual thinking  Katz also studied drawing privately under artist David Passalacqua. After spending her 20s working for the internationally acclaimed studio the Pushpin Group, she returned to Cleveland to continue developing her own career in art.

For the past 20 years, she has specialized in creating Judaic art. Through the use of a variety of media, she is adept at telling the stories of individuals, organizations, history, and ultimately, humanity. Through her use of color, materials and variation of detail, she is able to create a unique way of applying symbolism, enhancing a particular story in order to define the salient features of the subject matter. Katz most prefers working with gouache on paper and papercutting.

Her body of work includes over 300 private commissions, and approximately 600 laser cuts, paper cuts, limited edition lithographs and paintings.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.