Leon Family Gallery, Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus
An artists’ rights organization, Artists 4 Israel advocates for Israel and its freedoms through all artistic media. Their team of international artists (more than 1,000 participating artists representing 21 different countries) have painted more than 800 murals across the world on everything from bomb shelters and orphanages to walls in the middle of the most populous cities. These murals transform the grim reminders of war and terrorism into outdoor art galleries, beautify areas in need of renewal, add color to communities darkened by poverty, and show that people in need are supported by Israel, artists, and the creative communities of the world.
Art Over War shows snapshots of those murals from across the world, where the group has transformed painful memories into beautiful pieces of artwork.
Artists 4 Israel will be in town as part of the Community Relations Council of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater, the Simon Family JCC, and Community Partners’ Israel Today series, and will lead a hands on community art project at Israel Fest on Sunday, May 19.
Pieces will be available for purchase at the Sandler Family Campus. For more information on the Leon Family Gallery, contact Callah Terkeltaub, Arts + Ideas manager, at CTerkeltaub@ujft.org or 757-321-2331.