Publish Date: 6/18/2017
"Paint the Old City": our beloved Old City decorated with new and amazing wall paintings.
As part of the "Paint the Old City" project, initiated by Sivan Sa'ar and Michal Lipscher, design graduates of Bezalel living in the Old City, murals have been hung along Mordei HaGetaot Street and in the Zion Passage on KKL Street, by 11 artists in cooperation with residents, social activists and members The Jewish Federation of Montreal, which visited the city a few weeks ago. The project was inspired by the history of the city of Be'er Sheva over various periods: from Avraham Avinu, through the Ottoman and British Mandate periods, the Jewish settlement during the establishment of the State of Israel until now have all been incorporated.
The project joins a series of artistic projects that are in public areas and are accessible to the general public, such as the "Old City Walls" exhibition on Ha'atzmaut Street, the "Tales of Fabrics" project led by the Old City Administration with the artist Tzipi Zohar. The project is funded by the Federation of Montreal and in cooperation with the Municipality of Be'er-Sheva, the Economic Corporation and the Administration of the Old City and Tourism, the Negev Development Authority and the Tor HaMidbar Association.
The names of the participating artists: Daniella Meller, Jennifer Galanis, Shimon Belman, Tal Riftin, Hadar Orin, Galina Nekersova, Sophie Alon, Navit Sinai, Michal Cohen, Meirav Berkli and Tzipi Zohar.