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Qohelet: Searching for a Life Worth Living

Debra Band
February 13 - March 16th, 2024

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In collaboration with the Baylor University Press, Art Center Waco is pleased to exhibit Debra Band's artistic illumination from "Qohelet: Searching for a Life Worth Living."

These original illuminations accompany Dr. Menachem Fisch's philosophical exposition of Ecclesiastes, a wisdom text present both in the Jewish Torah and Christian Old Testament, originally written in Hebrew. Band's vivid images reveal Qohelet's (Ecclesiastes') search for serenity and a meaningful life. 


Debra Band draws upon her love of both the manuscript arts and the Jewish textual tradition in her acclaimed illuminated manuscripts. She is the author and illuminator of The Song of Songs: The Honeybee in the Gardens (JPS, 2005), I Will Wake the Dawn: Illuminated Psalms (with Arnold J. Band) (JPS, 2007), Arise! Arise! Deborah, Ruth and Hannah (with Arnold J. Band) (Honeybee in the Garden, 2012), and Kabbalat Shabbat: The Grand Unification (with Raymond P. Scheindlin) (Honeybee in the Garden, 2016), among other works. Her paintings have been widely exhibited across the United States and Canada. She resides in Potomac, Maryland, with her husband Michael Diamond, MD, and menagerie. 

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