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First it was horses, now it's stones. The city of Petah Tikva is embracing the arts in a big way, and this Pessah there will be a three day festival of sculpture from April 4 - 6 out in the open.
First there's Spanish-born New York based sculptor Angel Orensanz whom the city has commissioned to create an environmental piece. Orensanz' 40 year career embraces drawing, conceptual installations and sculpture. He is perhaps best known for the Angel Orensanz Foundation, a vibrant arts and community center that he and his brother created in an old and abandoned synagogue on Manhattan's Lower East Side.
Then eight well-known local sculptors will carve sculptures from eight blocks of specially imported granite that the city will later install in public places. Visitors will be able to watch the artists at work, ask questions and so on.
There will also be an exhibition of 20 sculptures, by 20 additional artists, made of 1 X 1.5 m. blocks with the common theme "Passover for Hope". In a special tent another display will feature 60 little works from a collection of some 200 called "Stones Speak Peace". Additionally, the city's Museums will be open for free on April 4 and 5.
The event takes place on the Sportek plaza at the Sirkin interchange on Arba Artzot Street.