Torahluminations: The Art of Peter Asher Pitzele

Torahluminations: The Art of Peter Asher Pitzele

January 7, 2011 – February 28, 2011

Opening Reception: Thursday, January 20, 2011, 5:30pm - 7:30 pm
RSVP and government issued photo ID required: aglazer@huc.eduor (212) 824-2293

Miriam, Collage, 2007-2010

“My title Torahluminations signals a wish to connect collage and storytelling with the ancient practice of illuminating Scripture.” - Peter Asher Pitzele

Peter Asher Pitzele explores the dimensional imagesof the biblical narrative with an artist’s license. He uses the art as armatures, points of departure, private and public referents for his work. He received his Ph.D. in English Literature from Harvard University and is trained in improvisational drama.Through his involvement with Jewish and Christian communities and seminaries, Pitzele developed  Bibliodrama, a form of biblical interpretation  (midrash).  Midrashdescribes a way of interpreting biblical stories that goes beyond simple distillation of religious,  legal, or moral teachings. It fills in gaps left in the biblical narrative regarding events andpersonalities that are only hinted at.

Location: One West 4th Street (between Broadway and Mercer Street), Manhattan
Subway: R/W to 8th St./NYU; 6 to Astor Place; A/C/E/B/D/F/M to West 4th St.
Hours: Monday - Thursday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm; Friday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm;
Select Sundays (January 9, January 23, February 13,March 27, April 10), 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Admission: FREE. Government issued photo ID required.
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