Lilian Broca, Sheila Campbell and Yosef Wosk
The Hidden and the Revealed:
The Queen Esther Mosaics of
Gefen Publishing House Ltd.
with an introduction by celebrated American artist Judy Chicago
Sun, Nov 27 – 8:00 pm FREE
“Seven years in the making, The Esther Mosaics contribute to the vital historic task of what the biblical scholar Naomi Graetz called for in S/He Created Them: Feminist Retelling of Biblical Tales: ‘…to put women voices back where they should have been in the first place.’” – Judy Chicago
Lavishly illustrated, The Hidden and the Revealed, captures the shimmering brilliance of artist Lilian Broca’s monumental Queen Esther Mosaic Series. Created in classical Byzantine style but with contemporary sensibility, Broca’s mosaics give life to the complex personality of Esther who rose from shy obscurity to become her people’s saviour.
Archaeologist, art historian, and curator Sheila Campbell has published widely on ancient and contemporary mosaics and Byzantine art. A Professor Emerita at the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, Toronto, she has curated many exhibitions, including a showcase of the Scuola di Mosaici (Friuli, Italy) at the Royal Ontario Museum.
Scholar, rabbi and SFU professor, Yosef Wosk, took inspiration from Broca’s mosaics to create a lyrical prose-poem in the voice of Esther. The prose is accompanied by notes illuminating Wosk’s extensive investigation of biblical and mythological aspects of the Esther story.
Linda Coe (designer), a graduate of the Vancouver School of Art, has worked as a graphic designer for over thirty years and has taught design courses at Emily Carr University and UBC.
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