The Work of Her Hands: The Art of Lynne Avadenka and the Craft of Jewish Women Printers
THE WORK OF HER HANDS: THE ART OF LYNNE AVADENKA AND THE CRAFT OF JEWISH WOMEN PRINTERS
An Exhibition at The Library of JTS
Thursday, December 1, 2022
The Library of JTS invites you to the opening event of this special exhibition, which explores the role of Jewish women in culture and history, and their involvement with the early printing of Hebrew books.
JTS is proud to showcase a selection of rare books printed by Jewish women from the earliest days of Hebrew publishing. The exhibit includes pieces from the JTS Library collection and new artwork created by American artist/printmaker Lynne Avadenka whose prints were inspired by Jewish women’s role in early Hebrew printing.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Lynne Avadenka is an American artist/printmaker. She is known for her works that explore text and image, the physical and philosophical idea of the book, and the mystery and beauty of visual language. In August 2021, she was artist-in-residence at the Cary Graphic Arts Collection of the Rochester Institute of Technology. Avadenka received the 2021 Isaac Anolic Artist Book Award, along with artist collaborators Andi Arnovitz and Mirta Kupferminc, and in 2019, she was given a Research Award from the Hadassah Brandeis Institute. She received her MFA from Wayne State University.