Art: Alexi Natchev: Hand-Colored Block Prints from The Elijah Door

The Elijah Door, a book by award-winning Cincinnati children’s author Linda Leopold Strauss, tells the tale of feuding next-door neighbors in an Eastern European village

The Elijah Door, a book by award-winning Cincinnati children’s author Linda Leopold Strauss, tells the tale of feuding next-door neighbors in an Eastern European village and the success their children have in bringing them together. To illustrate the story, artist Alexi Natchev created linoleum and woodblock prints and hand-colored them with watercolors. The illustrated prints are now on view in Alexi Natchev: Hand-Colored Block Prints from ‘The Elijah Door’ at The Skirball Museum, on the campus of Hebrew Union College. 

The closing event for the exhibition — 2-4 p.m. March 31 — is open to everyone, free of charge, and will present an inter-faith experience for Cincinnati families on Easter. Natchev will also be at the closing to demonstrate his printing technique as well as provide children a hands-on experience in making block prints. 

Exhibit on view through March 31. Hebrew Union College, 3101 Clifton Ave., Clifton, 513-221-1875, huc.edu. 

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