Last Friday was the opening of the group exhibit I am participating in, at the Nirale Gallery, in Beit Lechem Hagalilit, and it was a beautiful sunny day to spend in Emek Israel.
When I think of the Emek(Valley of Jezreel) I think of Earthy smells, Deep earthy colors of browns and greens, and the paintings of Eli Shamir.
Here are few of my favorites:
If you want to read about this amazing Israeli artist, his connection to the Emek, and enjoy more of his paintings check out this site;
Just being in this part of the country for a few days is pure serenity. The fact that my art was being exhibited there, made it even more special.
The exhibition is amazing( If I may say so myself) Thanks mostly to the curater Nurit Wolpe.
She manages to give every one of the 13 Artist exhibiting the honor they deserve.
I truly feel honored to be exhibiting along with these artist.
The exhibit is called Couples Therapy. Every artist giving their interpretation on the theme. Showing the hardship and beauty of being part of a couple.
Two Artist in particular that I would like to share with you.
Sharon Schwartz Boraks is a mosaic artist. She exhibits a Structural Mosaic " Sleeping with separate blankets"
Check out her website -http://www.glassandmore.co.il/
Edna Piorko is a Ceramics Artist, and she exhibits her amazing sculptures
Here are some picture from the exhibit ( First picture is of me and my paintings)
All in all, It was an amazing day. Perfect even. I was surrounded by nature, color, beauty, and amazing people.
Here are some pictures I took later in the day. You can see how Eli Shamir does justice to the landsape.....
All the pictures were taken on my phone, so the quality isn't the best. Although, I'm not sure if that is my cameras fault or mine!
Don't be surprise if one of these turns into my next painting.