Virtual Exhibitions

Stone Upon a Stone (an Ethioipian proverb)

(נדבך על נדבך (פתגם אתיופי

"A large home can be built stone by stone"

Just as a large home is built from many stones, likewise can a strong society be built through cohesion and unity.

And just as the stones constitute the firm foundations of a home, people's roots constitute the foundation of a whole society, and these are passed down from generation to generation.

(Daniel Balata, Smoking and Courageous, 2013).

"A large home can be built stone by stone"

Just as a large home is built from many stones, likewise can a strong society be built through cohesion and unity. And just as the stones constitute the firm foundations of a home, people's roots constitute the foundation of a whole society, and these are passed down from generation to generation.

(Daniel Balata, Smoking and Courageous, 2013).

On May 21st, 2020, the State of Israel marked the Memorial Day for Ethiopian Jews who perished on their way to Israel.

The photographs displayed in the digital exhibit, shown here, describe a joint journey of native Israeli and Ethiopian women from The Addis Food Delight Women's Group of Pardes-Hanna Karkur to the Gondar region in Ethiopia during 2015.

Link to the group's Facebook page -

https://www.facebook.com/pg/MatameyBnotAdis/about/?ref=page_internal

Photographers: Malka Sanbato, Rachel Yeshayahu, Drora Segev, Roni Netzer, Nira Carmon, and Varda Gil.

The black and white photos of Ethiopia were taken as long ago as the 1950s and were lent to the exhibition through the generosity of the archive of the late Hazi Ovadia.- http://www.a-z.digital/nli_archives/il-hovd-001/?q=&arc_filter=IL-HOVD-001

Thank you to Irit Oren, Chairwoman of Rishonim House in Pardes-Hanna Karkur (https://www.facebook.com/rishonim.phk/) and Varda Gil, both are the curator of the original exhibition.

Hillel Yaffe Medical Center During Covid-19

Rafi Koren (https://www.facebook.com/rafikoren23), resident of Pardes-Hanna Karkur, Deputy Administrative Director of Hillel Yaffe Medical Center, is also a professional photography instructor.

As part of his senior position at the hospital, he was at the 'Control Center' that ran all the hospital's systems to deal with the consequences of the fight against the virus in our region.

Rafi soon realized that because he was at the center of things there was also an opportunity to capture real-life images of what is going to be a historic epidemic event.

Rafi was very sensitive to depicts Hillel Yaffe Medical Center employees, including those who are sometime transparent workers, functioning under a challenging complex situation, and capture unique and heartwarming moments.

Portrait of Home

 
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Unique collaboration between Sarah Roper of Richmond, VA and Ayelet Gad of Pardes-Hanna Karkur, Israel. Sarah and Ayelet first met and worked together for the Partnership Art Exhibition "Psalms" (2016). There, we matched 50 American and Israeli artists, providing them a joint learning experience where they each found an inspiration from a chosen Biblical text to create their art for the exhibition. For "Portrait of Home" exhibition, we invited Ayelet and Sara to re-connect. The two artists are different in so many ways from their way of life to the materials they use in their art. Yet, they once again managed to find a special way to collaborate. In order to create a joint exhibition, they opened their hearts and mind to one another. Talking about what they wanted to display in the exhibition, they shared with each other how their art has evolved over the years, thus strengthening and deepening their own relationship.

Ayelet Gad is a painter, recycled wood artist and facilitator of creative workshops and owns a painting studio in Kibbutz Mishmarot in Menashe Regional Council. If you are interested in Ayelet's works contact her directly: Ayeletgadd@gmail.com 

https://www.ayeletgad.com/shop

 

Sarah Roper has enjoyed drawing ever since she could hold a pencil. In the last few years, she has added photography, handmade beaded, wire-wrapped jewelry and her recent passion -decorating rocks to her portfolio. Although art is her passion, she also earns a living in another field. If you are interested in Sarah's works contact her directly:

CrystalLizard74@hotmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/CrystalPaintbrushBySarahRoper