Tapestry of Spirit presents the ambitious and inclusive social project to cross stitch the first five books of the Bible as well as selections from the Scriptures and Qur’an, reflecting on the theme of creation. It is an immersive installation that has been collectively created by almost 1500 volunteers of many faiths, under the artistic leadership of Temma Gentles (Toronto). Visitors will journey through nearly 1000 panels in three languages (Hebrew, Greek and Arabic) including illuminations and embellishments by stitchers from 28 countries who have interpreted these ancient narratives into contemplative, often highly personal expressions.
The award-winning documentary short film Stitchers: Tapestry of Spirit (directed by Tassie Notar and produced by 90th Parallel) will play throughout the exhibition.
Ashkenaz Foundation Canada-Israel Cultural Foundation Committee for Yiddish FENTSTER Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company Kultura Collective Koffler Centre of the Arts Miles Nadal JCC Sarah & Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre Ontario Jewish Archives Prosserman JCC Schwartz Reisman Centre Toronto Jewish Film Foundation Jewish Music Week in Toronto