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French artist to explain stencil illumination at BYU Nov. 3

A special guest from France will give a lecture on the art and technique of stencil illumination on Wednesday, Nov. 3, at 9 a.m. in the L. Tom Perry Special Collections section of the Harold B. Lee Library.

Richard Leray is a master craftsman in the medieval art of stencil illumination. The art form has recently been rediscovered by artists, and Leray will lecture on "Illuminating the Human Story: Myths and Realities of Stencil Illumination."

Stencil illuminations were created when calligraphy was the medium used for publishing books. Quills, brushes, glues and natural pigments were tools used to develop this art form.

Leray's work has been displayed throughout Europe and has received awards from the French and Israeli arts communities. He is also the first to create an illuminated page for the Book of Mormon.

Writer: Rebekah Hanson

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