Thursday, June 2, 2016
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Lyman Allyn Art Museum
Please join us for an evening of viewing over 20 works of art, a brief talk by the artists about the OLIVE TREE project and light refreshments. Please RSVP to 860.443.2545 x129 or email us.
The OLIVE TREE project involves 40 women from Afula, Israel, and the surrounding Arab villages. Olive trees are the subject of the exhibit and the uniqueness, personality and perspective of each artist is reflected in their paintings.
These women worked together, sharing their life experiences and cultures to create these unique and symbolic pieces of art. The women spent hours painting both in the WIZO Afula Community Center and traveling around the country looking for artistic inspiration. They painted in one another’s neigh-borhoods, in the Jezreel Valley and in the Southern Galilee.
Four of the artists, two Jewish and two Muslim, have accompanied the exhibit, which was on tour throughout Europe prior to arriving in the U.S. This past March it opened at the United Nations at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland.