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Everything is Illuminated
November 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Special Educational Program Presented by All Souls Church and Congregation Beth Israel
Encountering the Sublime: Creativity and Spirituality in Hebrew Calligraphy, Islamic Pattern, and Christian Illumination
With Samantha Jones
Department of Art
And Honors College
University of Maine
Discover how artisans working within the traditions of Hebrew calligraphy, Christian illumination, and Islamic pattern have employed their unique creative practices as a way of gaining perspective on the nature of the Divine, and seeking a path of spiritual growth. We will explore the philosophical underpinnings of this spiritual journey, identifying how the artistic dialogue between the ideal and the material exposes the relentless human struggle with the Sublime. Special attention will be paid to the imagery, symbolism, and tropes that make up each religious visual culture, opening a space for an inclusive dialogue between our respective communities. All are welcome!
Classes meet at 7:00 p.m.
November 14 Congregation Beth Israel
Everything is Illuminated: The Art of Manuscripts and Icons