Luminous: An artist’s story as a guide to radical creativity with Linda Frimer

Through April 30, Leon Family Gallery at the Sandler Family Campus

Linda Dayan Frimer’s book Luminous, is a complex and intriguing work that mixes memoir, spiritualism, and meditations on art and color with reflections on Judaism and her own family’s roots through generations going back to Romania. The Leon Family Gallery is currently exhibiting a selection of prints from the book.

Frimer uses acrylics, oils, and watercolors, and collages photographs into mixed-media canvases. Some of her paintings are representational, some are abstract, while others explore mystic images and juxtapositions.

An internationally recognized artist, Frimer’s work addresses questions of culture, memory, trauma, and reverence for nature. The recipient of numerous awards, Frimer’s artworks have represented various environmental organizations through fundraising. Frimer is co-founder and facilitator of the Gesher Holocaust Project and co-author of In Honour of Our Grandmothers: Imprints of Cultural Survival, a collaboration between two Jewish and two First Nations artists and poets.

Arrival by Linda Frimer.

The Leon Family Gallery is located on the second floor of the Simon Family JCC on the Sandler Family Campus. For hours and more information, visit or contact Hunter Thomas, director of Arts + Ideas, at

This exhibit is supported by the Jewish Book Council, the longest-running organization devoted exclusively to the support and celebration of Jewish literature, and funded in part by the citizens of Virginia Beach through a grant from the City of Virginia Beach Arts and Humanities Commission.