Wix Playground Presents:
With Alexandra Zsigmond
Tamata are metal ornaments embossed with visual symbols, used in the Greek Orthodox Church to protect against physical ailments or give thanks for healing. Join us for an evening of collaborative creation led by artist and former New York Times art director Alexandra Zsigmond, where we will explore the connection between the practice of tamata and its expressive, symbolic meaning. During the evening, you’ll create your own personal codified visual language and display it on your own hand-embossed copper tamata. We’ll then hang the tamata in a communal installation, mirroring the way they are hung in churches throughout Greece. Be sure to stick around for an AMA session with Alexandra over traditional Greek drinks and snacks.
Jan 23, 6:30 PM
Artist and Art Director
Alexandra Zsigmond is an artist and art director working at the intersection of fine art, illustration and editorial design. From 2010-17 she was an art director for the New York Times’ Opinion section. Most recently Alexandra’s work has centered on creating a series of visual lexicons across a variety of media, including drawings, gouache paintings, embossed metals, and silk-screened clothing and textiles.