“Birds of Longing: Exile and Memory”
An exhibition of fiber art by Laurie Wohl
at Charter Oak Cultural Center, 21 Charter Oak Avenue in Hartford
FREE opening reception and artist talk on Wednesday, September 11th – 5:30pm to 8pm
On view through Thursday, October 10th; Monday through Friday, 10am to 5pm
FREE and open to all.
Fiber artist Laurie Wohl is internationally known for her unique Unweavings®, liturgical projects, and interfaith message. Her current project – “Birds of Longing: Exile and Memory” – interweaves Muslim, Jewish, and Christian poetry and spiritual texts from the Spanish Convivencia with those of contemporary Middle Eastern poets, particularly Palestinian, Syrian and Israeli. In this project, she emphasizes the striking parallels between Arabic and Hebrew texts, both rich in the poetry of spiritual love, with common themes of exile, nostalgia for Andalusia, poetry referencing Old and New Testament texts and the Qu’ran, and poetry speaking of mistrust of enemies, yearning for reconciliation.
Sponsor: Charter Oak Cultural Center