Unveiling of Illuminated Manuscript, Premiere of New Hymn
May 4, 2015
Friday night, May 1, a new illuminated manuscript was unveiled, commissioned from California-based artist Mel Ahlborn as part of Alleluia Be Our Measure: A Festival of Sacred Arts. The manuscript was based on a text by hymn writer Susan Palo Cherwien, which composed Bill Roberts also used as the text for a new hymn also commissioned for the festival, which premiered in a concert on Saturday night, May 2. All three artists came to Memphis for the festival, which included an art show, illuminated manuscript workshop, writers' talks, readings and a panel discussion.