Let There Be Light – In Conversation with Liana Finck and Jane Golden

Wednesday, Nov 2, 2022

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Wednesday, November 2 at 8pm ET
Free on Zoom with suggested $12 donation

Join us as we welcome the National Jewish Book Award winning cartoonist and graphic novelist, Liana Finck, and celebrate the release of her new book entitled “Let There Be Light: The Real Story of Her Creation”. In her newest graphic novel, Finck reimagines the story of Genesis with God as a woman, Abraham as a resident of New York City, and Rebekah as a robot, among many other delightful twists.

During this online program, Finck will be joined in conversation by the Founder and Executive Director of Mural Arts Philadelphia, Jane Golden.  The program’s conversation will cover Finck’s award winning contributions to The New Yorker, the book, her extremely popular instagram account with over half a million followers, her creative process and more.

More About Liana Finck

Photo of Liana Finck by Jorge Colombo

Liana Finck is a cartoonist and graphic novelist. She’s published three graphic novels: A Bintel Brief (Ecco, 2014), Passing for Human (Random House, 2018) and Let There Be Light (Random House, 2022), and a collection of her Instagram cartoons, Excuse Me (Random House, 2019). Her popular Instagram feed has 600,000 followers. She is also the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship, a Six Points Fellowship for Emerging Jewish Artists, and a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in fiction. She’s had residencies with Macdowell, Yaddo, the Headlands Center for the Arts, and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

More About Jane Golden

Jane Golden

Jane Golden has been the driving force of Mural Arts Philadelphia since its inception, overseeing its growth from a small city agency into the nation’s largest public art program. Under Golden’s direction, Mural Arts has created over 4,000 works of transformative public art through community engagement. In partnership with innovative collaborators, she has developed groundbreaking and rigorous programs that employ the power of art to transform practice and policies related to youth education, restorative justice, environmental justice and behavioral health. Sought-after nationally and internationally as an expert on urban transformation through art, Golden has received numerous awards for her work, including the Philadelphia Award, the Eisenhower Exchange Fellowship Award and the Katharine Hepburn Medal. This year, she has been awarded the Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Philadelphia Honors Award and nominated as a 2022 Philadelphia Titan 100. She is an adjunct professor at the University of Pennsylvania, and serves on the Mayor’s Cultural Advisory Council and the board of directors of The Heliotrope Foundation.

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This program is presented by The Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History in partnership with Mural Arts Philadelphia and the JCC of Greater Baltimore.