Take Words with You: In Our Home and In Our Ways
March 30, 2017 – May 28, 2017
Cowles Literary Commons
Opening reception Thursday, March 30; 6-9pm
An exhibition featuring calligraphy, papercutting and scribe work by three local text-based artists.
Noam Sienna is a Hebrew calligrapher and manuscript artist who investigates the relationship between letters, image, color and light, inspired by the tradition of Jewish books throughout the centuries. His graduate work in Jewish History and Museum Studies provides his art with deep roots and a commitment to seeing the past come alive again in the present.
Aaron Greenberg Silver’s artwork is typically created by cutting paper, but he has also worked in watercolor, steel, and clay. He invites the viewer to see objects and ideas in new ways, extracting the essence of a scene or object to portray it unencumbered by extraneous material.
Demetrios Vital’s artmaking begins in awe and curiosity of natural history and Jewish community. In search of a connection between letters and life, he creates and restores sacred manuscripts with careful attention to their history and place within their community. His calligraphic art combines Hebrew scribal traditions and text, with modern sources of inspiration.
The Take Words with You exhibition is planned in association with Sabes Jewish Community Center. Visit www.sabesjcc.org for more information on Words@Work and other programming.