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Laurie Wohl: Textiles and Visual Midrash Artist Talk

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On Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at 7:45 pm, Acclaimed fiber artist Laurie Wohl will give a presentation titled Textiles and Visual Midrash. “I will consider the use of textiles as carriers of narratives, especially of Biblical/spiritual texts,” says Wohl, whose work in the show, Ne’ilah, is composed of two large textile panels, featuring calligraphed prayers and strong contrast between solid and unwoven threads. “The panels reference the Gates of Closing in the Ne’ilah service on Yom Kippur. The unwoven veil-like portions suggest the mysteries – of God’s presence, God’s absence. The text refers to the urgent words of the prayer for the opening of the gates of t’shuvah (change), light, blessing, and closing.  

Many of the artists included in this exhibition will be present at the March 21 event. The exhibition will be on display in the MJCCA’s Katz Family Mainstreet Gallery (MJCCA, 5324 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody) through May 10. For information, call Kim Goodfriend at 678.812.4071, or visit