Lin Arison is the co-founder of the National YoungArts Foundation and the New World Symphony. Arison is an arts education advocate and philanthropist. Arison was awared the National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama at the White House on July 10, 2013. Neil Folberg is widely known for his color photographs of the landscape and architecture of the Middle East and the Mediterranean. Galleries have exhibited Folberg's work worldwide; his photographs are in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bibliotheque Nationale, and the Smithsonian Institution. Born in San Francisco and raised in the Midwest, Folberg has lived in Jerusalem with his wife and three sons since 1976.
This story is personal, lively, and well researched: a fascinating mix of emotional resonance and keen observation. Arison invites readers to witness through her eyes all the episodes of a truly remarkable journey. -- Serge Lemoine, President, Musee D'Orsay Brings us up sharp with its evocation of another time and another place, and its profound questions about originality, tradition, and the estimation of beauty. -- New York Sun Exquisitely produced, this is a splendid affirmation of the continuum of the creative endeavor. -- Booklist