Food, Family and Feelings in The Book of Sarah

The visual autobiography of Sarah Lightman will be exhibited in cooperation with the 37th Annual Literary Festival: “The Hungry Heart is Telling You”. The Book of Sarah is an autobiographical text/image project.

Baron & Ellin Gordon Art Galleries - Lobby
Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia
Gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 – 5 p.m. (the Galleries are closed on Mondays). Info on the exhibit here.

Lightman is a guest speaker on Tuesday October 7th at 4pm at
The Hungry Heart Is Telling You, the 37th Annual Literary Festival in Virginia,
October 6-10, 2014

Begun in 1995, The Book of Sarah also references the Biblical silence of her namesake, the Matriarch Sarah, and her unpreserved voice. The Book of Sarah transforms Jewish history into contemporary visual herstory. The exquisite, meticulous and often fragmentary pencil drawings that form the majority of The Book of Sarah transform unhappy experiences into something beautiful. It seeks to distill time and experience into art that, though based on her personal experience, can also have universal appeal and resonance. The Book of Sarah will be published as a graphic novel in 2015 by Myriad Editions.

As Featured in Jewish News, Virginia

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