“Walking in Unity: Elements of the Passover Seder” featuring works by artist Gabriella Boros
Ms. Boros’ woodblock prints are on display in Northminster’s new Tower Gallery through June 11th. Please invite family, friends and neighbors to come see this amazing exhibit of Ms. Boros’ interpretation of “Mi Yodea,” a song sung during the Passover Seder, “Four Daughers,” depicting the four questions asked for the Four Sons in the Seder, and the Ten Commandments, which she illustrates using images of human hands. The exhibit will be open to the public on Sunday, June 11th from 2 to 4 p.m. but also can be seen during church office hours (9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) Mondays through Fridays.
The artist has shown her prints, paintings and multimedia works nationally and internationally. Currently focusing on woodblock prints, Ms. Boros also paints in acrylic on wood panel, makes art books, drawings, sculptures and found-object cheeseboxes.
Born in Israel, Ms. Boros immigrated to the United States as a child. Her fable-like narratives reflect her European parentage, Israeli childhood and American influences. She has a BFA from the University of Michigan School of Art. She currently lives and works in Skokie, Illinois.
“I make religious, cultural and geographical references in my art,” shares Gabriella. “My upbringing included bedtime stories of Holocaust survival by my parents, and was shaped while sitting in an air raid shelter during the Israeli Six Day War. It was also influenced by my experience as a young immigrant coming to America with no English language. The result is storytelling in many forms, expressed through painting, art books, drawing, sculpture and most recently woodcuts.”
“My process begins with written concepts on which I build visual images,” Gabriella explains. “My woodcuts range in topics from my personal fables, religious topics and scientific/political work. The stark imagery, the concision of line and the need for a heightened narrative in order to convey the message, are challenges that I eagerly embrace in printmaking. My prints are always created as a series. I like to find a theme and develop the narrative visually. The truths I narrate are very personal, but the resulting images have a universal appeal. “
While Northminster members will be able to see the works at any time, the Tower Gallery is open to the community on Saturday, April 22 from 7 to 9 p.m., and Sunday, June 11 from 2 to 4 p.m.
Invite your friends to join you in viewing these beautiful images based on Passover and the Seder in a year when the Christian, Greek Orthodox and Jewish Calendars coincide. For more information about the artist, please go to this link. Questions? Send an email to Jackie Eddy.