Artist Ariela Wertheimer in Venice..
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If anyone had told multidisciplinary artist Ariela Wertheimer as recently as 18 months ago that she would one day be exhibiting at the Venice Biennale, she would not have believed them. Though naturally creative, and an eager experimenter in different fields of art, Wertheimer never really considered herself to be an artist in the full sense of the word.All that changed when Aharon Farkash, who operates the Jaffa-based Farkash Gallery, wandered into her studio and instantly fell in love with her art. After five minutes he offered her a solo exhibition. Although she had been drawing, painting and sculpting since she was a small child and had participated here and there in group exhibitions, Wertheimer had never before had a solo exhibition.