Beckoned by the Light
OPENING RECEPTION and ARTIST’S TALK
in conjunction with the Cherie Smith JCC Jewish Book Festival
Th Jan 30, 7:00pm
Exhibit continues until Feb 23.
From the time I was a young child living in the wilderness town of Wells, BC, I have followed the light in creation and sought to immerse myself within it. I sought light in the forest behind our home, where it filtered like inspiration between thick trunks and feathery branches. Inside our home, I overheard stories where the darkness of prejudice and war sought to overcome the light of my cultural family and so, the light of all humanity. I grew to understand that nature and culture rise inseparable in creation, and I devote my art to ennobling the sacred light within them both, as this light beckons me every day.
Linda’s memoir DOT is the art story of her life, still in the process of being prepared for publication. She will read from the manuscript and showcase some of the publisher’s design elements.
Image (detail): “First Light” 70”x 36” acrylic on canvas
Poetry Evening with Pandora’s Collective Th Feb 20, 7 – 9pm
There will be an open mic time when the audience will have an opportunity to write and read poems relating to the exhibit.
Presented by the Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery in collaboration with Pandora’s Collective and the Isaac Waldman Jewish Public Library, and made possible by the Yosef Wosk Poetry Initiative Grant