Birds of Longing: Exile and Memory
by Jewish Fiber Artist, Laurie Wohl from New York City
In this exhibit, artist Laurie Wohl interweaves Muslim, Jewish and Christian poetry and spiritual texts from the period of the Convivencia in Spain (eighth through fifteenth centuries) with contemporary Middle Eastern poets, particularly Palestinian and Israeli. She presents the common themes and striking parallels between Arabic and Hebrew texts—similarly rich in poetry of spiritual love, extensive poetry of exile, and poetry of nostalgia for Andalusia.
An audio component is integral to the project and will consist of English, Arabic, and Hebrew readings of the poems and spiritual texts contained in the work.
This exhibit is open to the public and is free of charge. To make arrangements for viewing Monday through Friday, contact Sandra McDonald by email or 404.601.3137. To visit the artist's website, click here.
Artist's Reception and Lecture
Wednesday, February 11 | 7:00 p.m. | Tull Fellowship Hall Art Gallery
Lauarie Wohl, Artist with Brennan Breed, Professor of Old Testament, Columbia Theological Seminary
Free and open to the public