The exhibition will be open throughout the Sukkot holiday with the hope that it will become an annual tradition.


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A special art festival entitled:  Galilee Colors: Modern Art for the North opened in the north of Israel.  Since there are not enough art galleries in this area of Israel, a school was chosen to house the exhibit.  The classrooms were turned into art galleries.  The curator, Tali Ben Nun enthused about the area, “Although it is not the most exotic setting , there is a special energy here in the north.” 

In order to create the largest exhibit of art inspired by the north of Israel, the organizers turned to various sources including the collections of Bank Leumi, the industrialist Steph Wertheimer,  the Jewish National Fund as well as another 40 artists from around Israel.  Ben Nun pointed out a couple of the artists —  Itamar Parnas, for example, is an up and coming artist who works with a lot of color.  She loves his energy. Drora Dekel is a veteran artist who works with prints.

One artist explained that it is important not to cater only to the usual audiences in Tel Aviv, in the center of Israel but to bring this experience to the residents of the north.  The exhibition will be open throughout the Sukkot holiday with the hope that it will become an annual tradition.