2 2017

"Birds of Longing" gallery reception & performance

5:30PM - 8:00PM  

Laikin Auditorium

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This exhibit is brought to you by JCC Indianapolis in partnership with the Indiana Interchurch Center.

Opening Reception | Thu, Feb 2 | 5:30–7 pm

Join us for a very special dance performance by Sacred Dance Institute at 6:30 pm and light refreshments.

Gallery runs Feb 1–24, 2017

Laurie Wohl, an internationally-known fiber artist, received grants from the Center for the Arts, Religion and Education, and the Surface Design Association for her interfaith project, “Birds of Longing: Exile and Memory.” This exhibit interweaves Muslim, Jewish and Christian poetry and spiritual texts for the period of the Convivencia in Spain (the 8th through the 15th centuries) and from contemporary Middle Eastern poets, particularly Palestinian and Israeli. There is an audio component to this project that consists of readings in English, Arabic and Hebrew of the portions of the poems and spiritual texts contained in the Unweavings®. Wohl received her BA from Sarah Lawrence College and an LL.B. from Columbia Law School.