Evolve: A Children’s Book for Adults with Jean-Pierre Weill

by | Jan 19, 2023 | What’s Happening

Tuesday, January 31, 12 pm

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Who am I? Using this question as a guide, artist and author Jean-Pierre Weill takes readers on a philosophical and pictorial adventure into the nature of the self in his new book, Evolve: A Children’s Book for Adults.

Through the artistic exploration of three foundational biblical stories, Evolve becomes a modern Midrash (commentary on biblical text), interlacing words with pictures that delve deep into the emotional core.

Weill was born in Paris and grew up in New York. He is a painter and author of picture books for adults that explore philosophical and spiritual ideas. His work has been shown in galleries and museums throughout the world.

Illustrations from Evolve are on exhibit in the Leon Family Gallery at the Simon Family JCC through February.

This event is presented by the Jewish Community Relations Council of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater, Simon Family JCC, and Community Partners’ Israel Today Series as a part of the Lee and Bernard Jaffe Family Jewish Book Festival. For more information or to register, visit JewishVA.org/IsraelToday.

Sierra Lautman