Would you ever think to have an artist decorate your prenuptial agreement, and hang it on your wall? Just about everyone who's ever had a Jewish wedding has done just that! The ketubah, or Jewish marriage contract, has a long and interesting history, which local ketubah artist, Melissa Dinwiddie, shares in this colorful presentation.
Learn what a ketubah is, why it was such a radical idea when it was invented over two thousand years ago, and how it has evolved over the years—both as a document, and as a work of art. Melissa will share rarely-seen slides of antique ketubot, and will bring a passel of more modern examples for you to look at up close. She'll also show you a peek behind the scenes of her own creative process, from the chaos of wrestling with an initial idea, to the final work of completed art, and will be happy to answer questions about living the creative life in general.