Galilean Colors .
(photo credit: KKL)
KKL-JNF Exhibited at Galilean Colors Fair
Exhibits and creative workshops were run by KKL-JNF at the Galilean Colors contemporary art fair in northern Israel. Thousands of visitors from all over Israel arrived in Hatzor Haglilit during the week of Sukkot to see the many exhibits of art work by young Jewish and Arab Israeli artists. KKL-JNF featured an exhibit of giant Blue Boxes designed by various artists, an exhibit of rare photographs from the KKL-JNF archive and held a variety of creative workshops for children.Included in the KKL-JNF exhibit was the Wishing Tree, where visitors were welcome to write their wishes and feelings for trees and the environment, and then hang the notes on a large drawing of a tree. The tree became decorated with stories about unforgettable excursions, wonderful tree planting experiences and many good wishes for the New Year. “Happiness, growth, joy and love,” said one of the notes. “Healthy roots and green expanses,” said another. The writers received a complimentary token of appreciation from KKL-JNF—a packet of seeds for growing wildflowers of Israel.
“Obviously,” said Kol Rega Radio director Haim Hecht, who first thought of the idea for an art exhibition here, “Hatzor is not going to replace Tel Aviv as the art capital of Israel, but if we succeeded in bringing part of the cultural scene here, it is definitely a major accomplishment. Who would have imagined people going to Hatzor for art?”
Eti Azoulai, KKL-JNF Director of Public Affairs in northern Israel, said that supporting Israel’s outlying localities and generating tourism are among the important aims promoted by KKL-JNF. “For us, an event like this is yet another way to connect to the public and present the work done by KKL-JNF for the people of Israel,” said Azoulai.Read more about the Galilean Colors exhibition in Hatzor Haglilit.
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