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‘When Bitter makes Sweet: An Artistic Exploration of Materia and Metaphor’

Friday, January 31, 2014

6:00 PM

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Location: Sarly Interfaith Gallery in Wilson Chapel

Friday, January 31
Art Reception: 6-8 pm
Free concert: 8-10 pm

Photo Exhibit by Paula Rendino Zaentz
January - March 15, 2014

About the Artist and the Art

A 2013 graduate of Andover Newton, and mid-career artist who has shown nationally and Internationally, Paula Rendino Zaentz has been exploring women’s ritual, midrash, and “redaction” of Biblical Scripture in photography and video. In her “When Bitter makes Sweet” series, she explores “bitterness” in Exodus, Job and the Book of Ruth through the material information derived from the Babylonian Talmud and other primary sources. Her research regarding the medicinal uses of bitter herbs used by women in Biblical times for general health, water purification and as agents against disease and harmful microbes then becomes the catalyst for the series of photographs.

Paula often collaborates with artist Catherine Judge. Judge has exhibited worldwide, and co-curates FemLink, the international video collage. Together, Rendino Zaentz and Judge have collaborated on numerous video and multimedia pieces that celebrate sacred feminine knowing. In their piece, Mater Panis (Mother Bread) asks the question, “Where were the women the night of the Last Supper?”


**Free concert by Josh Zaentz and Friends, January 31, 8 – 10 pm in Wilson Chapel**
An extremely talented group of amateur musicians, Josh Zaentz and Friends play classic rock ranging from Neil Young to the Googoo Dolls.  They also will be premiering several original songs.

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