Several of children's paintings sent to 16th Kanagawa Biennial in Yokohama
Photo: Yaakov Gordin

Art as a bridge to peace

Groundbreaking exhibition of paintings by 120 Israeli, Palestinian children celebrates completion of three-year program that integrated creative, educational interactive methods in weekly joint art workshops

A groundbreaking exhibition of selected paintings by 120 Israeli and Palestinian children took place last week in the foyer of the Allsaraya Arabic-Hebrew theater in Jaffa.


Former Knesset Member Nadia Hilou came to the packed hall of the theatre, greeted the audience and complimented the art teachers and children participants on their paintings and work for peace.

Painting pain, dreaming Peace (Photo: Yaakov Gordin)


The one-day exhibition of over 100 paintings (of which 35 were joint works) celebrated the completion of a three-year program that integrated creative and educational interactive methods in weekly joint art workshops.


Several of the children's paintings have already been sent to the 16th Kanagawa Biennial in Yokohama, Japan and others have been sent to France to take part in a world exhibition of children's paintings for peace.


The paintings of the children participants in our 2000-2003 program were exhibited internationally in venues such as the Jerusalem Municipality building, WIPO in Geneva, The Houses of Parliament in London, The Imperial War Museum in Manchester, and the ZEUM in San Francisco.



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