Sunday, November 28

Paint Israel 2: Day 11

Day 11 in Ariel
// Ariel, Israel // 32.0768028, 34.7864556

Saturday, November 27

Paint Israel 2: Day 10

As the part of Ariel was religious (though less than 10% of the city is), we decided respect that tradition and went to the city of Kiryat Ata close to Heifa. This is the home town of one of our Israeli writers SILO. It was 5 years since his father passed, and he asked the artists and Craig if we could go to his town and paint a memorial to his father. Of corse they immediately said yes! So they painted this beautiful mural. We all then went to Silo's house and had his mothers tea and cookies.
// Kiryat Ata, Israel // x

Friday, November 26

Paint Israel 2: Day 9

Our second day in Ariel found us with a new group of 20 eager high school students, plus a few who played hooky to come back and paint. Throughout the afternoon, as more people heard about what we were doing they brought clothes to be signed by the artists, not to mention lots of snacks.
/ Ariel, Israel // 32.0768028, 34.7864556

Thursday, November 25

Paint Israel 2: Day 8

The first day in Ariel was great. We had the warmest welcome by the Deputy (Acting) Mayor, her staff and 20 high school students who were to join us for the day. We learned that there are games which can be played anywhere in the world, no matter what language you speak. We then did some painting with them, and prepped the wall. Four media outlets came by learn throughout the day to report on our visit and who we were in Ariel to break the cultural boycott. I must also mention Avi Zimmerman who was the man who is responsible for helping A4I get to Ariel. He met with us in the States, helped secure housing and paint for us. After all of that he organized a 60 person Thanksgiving dinner for the Artists and Anglo Community of Ariel with two whole Turkeys. He had never had or cooked a whole Turkey before, but did a perfect job. Thank you Avi!!!
// Ariel, Israel // 32.0768028, 34.7864556

Wednesday, November 24

Paint Israel 2: Day 7

This day was much longer than it would appear in this blog post- but my memory card crashed, and the company says it will take a minimum of 3 months for them to look at it and see if they can rescue it. Mind you this was a brand new memory card, I only used it 3 times. So the moral is don't ever use Transcend memory products. They SUCK!

The images were shot in the end of the day along Rt. 60 which runs through Judean Samaria. It is currently a fairly safe road which is patrolled by the IDF. These are two bus stops which we were asked by paint after we left Beit El. One was right across from a larger town, but the second was down the highway in a dark area, so security came to escort us while we painted.
// Rt. 60 Israel // 32.0768028, 34.7864556