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  • September 6, 2016–October 5, 2016
  • Covenant Fine Arts Center
  • FREE

September 6 – October 15, 2016
Verti Call: An Installation by Joyce Yu-Jean Lee
Pathways to the Divine: Prayer Rugs of the Middle East

Verti Call: An Installation by Joyce Yu-Jean Lee

"Verti Call" is a video and light installation by New York City-based artist, Joyce Yu-Jean Lee. Inspired by middle eastern prayer rugs and the discipline of meditation, the artist performed a 28-day drawing vigil during the mayhem of the U.S. presidential candidate nominations. The creative result is a silent installation featuring animated organic patterns projected onto the gallery floor, and a glowing light cube overhead in the skylight. This exhibition turns viewers up towards inward reflection and outward resolve.

Gallery Talk with Joyce Yu-Jean Lee

Thursday, October 6, 6 p.m. (Center Art Gallery)
Reception to follow (West Lobby)

Pathways to the Divine: Prayer Rugs of the Middle East

Created to provide worshippers a space of cleanliness and direction, prayer rugs have strong symbolic meaning and a long aesthetic, cultural and religious history. Drawn from the extensive rug collection of Jim and Marcia Verbrugge, this exhibition features 13 middle eastern prayer rugs from the early 19th to the early 20th centuries. The rugs include wide-ranging imagery and designs intended to aid the worshipper, and come from several areas in Turkey, the Caucasus, Persia and Central Asia.

Lecture

“Islamic Art and Architecture” with Henry Luttikhuizen
Thursday, September 22, 6 p.m. (Center Art Gallery)
Reception to follow (West Lobby)

Tours

“A Collector’s Tour” with Jim Verbrugge
Wednesday, September 21, 12 and 1 p.m. (Center Art Gallery)
Saturday, September 24, 10 and 11 a.m. (Center Art Gallery)

Gallery Hours

Monday – Tuesday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Wednesday – Friday 9 a.m.–9 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Artwork: left, Joyce Yu-Jean Lee, artist sketch #2; right, Dated Daghestan prayer rug

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