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Light and Love is a series of altered books based on the themes of Jewish history, the Holocaust, and resistance to antisemitism and all forms of oppression. These unique works of art were created by Wagner College students and New York Public Library Light and Love workshop attendees.

A close up of a student hot glueing string into a book.
Altered Books

Book Artists

Justin Affi, Terry Baver. Mary Campbell, Shane DeLacy, Yides Friedman, Ava Giglia, Erin Holmes, Lily Jordan, Abraham Lopes, Teresa Marino, Teree McDonald, Makenzie McGowan, Ashley Mojica, June Morano, Jasu O., Micaela O’Rourke, Mikayla Rivera, Finn Rogers, Richard Sause, Beth Carol Solomon, William Stevenson, Avery Stirling, and Brooke Woolfe.

Light and Love is a collaboration with the Wagner College Holocaust Center and Dr. Lori Weintrob, the New York Public Library (St. George), Kulanu, and photographer Shani Mitchell.

This project is funded by a DCLA Art Fund Grant from Staten Island Arts, with public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.