Nigun | Notations on Prayer

Works by Shelby Feltoon, Stacy Friedman, and Emily Mogavero

A nigun is a melody sung without words. The tune, repeated over and over during worship services and around the Shabbat table, becomes a form of prayer.

Printmakers Feltoon, Friedman and Mogavero create visual counterpoints to the nigun through repetition, pattern, and abstraction.

Presented in partnership with the Jewish Arts Collaborative

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