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MOCRA in the Media - 2012

Archie Granot: The Papercut Haggadah exhibition logo
The Papercut Haggadah featured in St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"I've been hearing this story for years, but this gives me a whole new perspective on it," comments a visitor to MOCRA, in an extensive article about The Papercut Haggadah published in the Friday, April 6, 2012, edition of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Religion reporter Tim Townsend interviews artist Archie Granot about the origins of The Papercut Haggadah and the ups-and-downs of a 10-year artistic project, and speaks with visitors about their responses to the work.
     Read the article here.
The Papercut Haggadah previewed in St. Louis Jewish Light
Reporter David Baugher talks with artist Archie Granot, collector Max Thurm, and MOCRA Assistant Director David Brinker, about MOCRA's presentation of Granot's 55-work series The Papercut Haggadah. The article appeared in the February 23, 2012, edition of St. Louis Jewish Light.
     Read the article here.
St. Louis Beacon puts The Papercut Haggadah in the Spotlight 
St. Louis' online news organization, the St. Louis Beacon, selected The Papercut Haggadah as a daily Spotlight item for February 23, 2012.
     See the Spotlight here.

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Patrick Graham: Thirty Years exhibition logo
Riverfront Times art critic says Patrick Graham works "deliver rare and raw emotional immediacy" 
In a Riverfront Times review published November 15, 2012, art critic Jessica Baran writes that Graham's "exquisitely agonized and delicately searching marks" mark a style "that is at once childlike and irrepressibly sophisticated."
     Read the review here.
Patrick Graham: Thirty Years reviewed in St. Louis Beacon
St. Louis Beacon reviewer Sarah Hermes Griesbach praises MOCRA in the November 19, 2012, edition as "notably fearless" for presenting its Patrick Graham retrospective exhibition. She seconds San Francisco Chronicle art critic Kenneth Baker's admonition that, "You may experience some resistance to this work. We spend much of our lives swallowing fear. Permission to experience fear is provided through Graham's art."
     Read the article here.
"Breaking Boundaries" conference previewed on "Cityscape" 
 MOCRA Director Terrence Dempsey, SJ, Dr. Eamonn Wall, and Jack Rutberg discussed the upcoming "Breaking Boundaries" conference with host Steve Potter in a segment on the November 9, 2012, edition of the "Cityscape" arts program on St. Louis NPR affiliate KWMU-90.7 FM.
     Listen to the segment here.
Riverfront Times highlights Patrick Graham: Thirty Years
St. Louis' weekly paper the Riverfront Times selected Patrick Graham: Thirty Years as the "Night & Day" highlight event for Sunday, September 23, 2012.
     See the "Night & Day" listing here.

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