Student Academy Award Winning Artist to Premiere Work at EMU

Tal Shamir, a 2011 Student Academy Award winner, will premiere his latest video installation, “Di-Framing Vermeers,” on Saturday, Jan. 26, at 4 p.m. in the Margaret Martin Gehman Art Gallery at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU).

The installation will include raw footage from Shamir’s 2011 Academy Award winning film, “The Vermeers.” Shamir proposes to exhibit Jan Vermeer’s paintings in a digital environment, surrounding the audience with a digitalized, fragmented and moving version of Vermeer’s images.

“Tal has been inspiring and sharing his experience in creating his film with visual and communication arts students,” said Paulette Moore, professor of media arts and peacebuilding. “It’s exciting that he’s chosen EMU as a venue to take his film to the next level by projecting it on multiple screens in our gallery.”

Admission to the event is free and open to the public. The gallery is located in EMU’s University Commons.

For more information, contact Paulette Moore at 703-597-7766 or email