Saturday, September 29, 2012

"Families of Abraham" Exhibit at Richmond's Visual Arts Center

Nearly half of humanity--Jews, Christians, and Muslims--claim the same spiritual ancestor, Abraham. The recently opened exhibit, "Families of Abraham," at Richmond's Visual Arts Center, invites visitors to explore what these faiths have in common through a photographic narrative. Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are referred to as the "Abrahamic religions" because of the role that Abraham plays in their holy books and beliefs. While these religions today share Abraham's faith in one God and many ethical teachings, each religion speaks in its own distinctive voice.

A team of eight North Carolina photographers followed eleven different Jewish, Christian, and Muslim families from the Charlotte area for one year, documenting daily life and faith practices. They capture Holy Days across three religions, as well as family milestones and moments from the families' every day lives. This fascinating exhibit was brought to Richmond by sponsors from all faith communities. The exhibit is at the Visual Arts Center from September 23 through November 21, 2012.  Visit www.visarts.org/exhibitions for more information.

Mac Pence and Jeff Wells
your Richmond Virginia Bed and Breakfast Innkeepers at Maury Place at Monument