Interfaith Arts Event Aims to Bring Forth ‘Winter’s Light’

January 15, 2010

Author: Rick Hellman

Source: Kansas City Jewish Chronicle

“Winter’s Light,” a multi-faith storytelling and arts event that has proven successful in Atlanta, is being replicated here next Saturday evening by the Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council. (See below for details)

And the creator of “Winter’s Light,” former Kansas Citian and now a longtime Atlanta resident, Audrey Galex, will come to town to tell a Jewish tale as part of the inaugural KC event.

Galex has worked with Arab-Jewish dialogue and storytelling groups over the years, and said she got the idea for “Winter’s Light” while attending a national storytelling conference in Denver several years ago.

“I was so inspired,” Galex said, “by people telling about their interfaith story events in Tempe, Arizona, … and Schenectady, New York, that I said ‘I’ve got to do this. I don’t know how and what.’ ”

She returned to Atlanta and approached a friend who was a Christian minister, and he, too, inspired her to go for something during the traditional, December holiday season.