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Birds of Longing: Online Exhibit and Gallery Talk
April 21, 2020 – July 31, 2020
Explore an online exhibition of fiber artist Laurie Wohl’s Birds of Longing: Exile and Memory, which was to be on display at the University of Arizona Poetry Center during spring 2020. The online exhibit includes photographs of the pieces and text from the exhibit labels, as well as a recording of a gallery talk by Wohl, given from her home in New York City.
Birds of Longing emphasizes commonalities among the spiritual texts and poetry of the three Abrahamic religions. Wohl’s unique Unweavings interweave Jewish, Muslim, and Christian texts from the medieval period of the Convivencia in Spain with those of contemporary Middle Eastern poets, particularly Palestinian, Syrian, and Israeli.