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Cut and Paste: A Purim Pop-Up Studio

Thirty community members joined us on March 25 for Cut and Paste: A Purim Pop-Up Studio. Local artists and scholars Rabbi Shawna and Isaac Brynjegard Bialik led a studio paper-cutting class that connected the Purim story and its themes to modern and classic comic books. Inspired by heroic characters and secret identities, we used comic book pages to create our own paper-cutting masterpieces. Each guest created their own reinterpreted paper-cut art through the lens of Purim, using cut-up pages from comic books reassembled onto construction paper, which each person cut into different shapes and patterns. We are still buzzing from an evening of creativity, paper-cutting, Jewish learning, and celebration!