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EIN HOD ARTISTS’ VILLAGE: A VISIT THROUGH THE PAST AND THE PRESENT

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Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

The picturesque artists’ village of Ein Hod is located on the slopes of Mt Carmel, overlooking the sea and Atlit fortress. It is the only artists’ village in Israel, and one of only a few in the world. The contemporary art exhibited in the village features a range of paintings and sculptures, prints, ceramics, jewelry, textiles, crafts, glasswork and Judaica.

The artists’ village was established in the 1950s, after a group of artists led by the acclaimed Dada artist Marcel Janco conceived the idea of turning the village of Ein Hod into a place where they could work, build studios and workshops, and form a creative environment for art, art education and to enrich the new and developing nation.

Ein Hod is characterized by the unique design of the village, which blends in with its natural surroundings, preserving the original Crusader architecture. Ein Hod remains a natural reserve of traditional Israeli environment, an environment that greatly contributes to creative and fruitful artistic work.

At Ein Hod, visitors will find restaurants, cafés, an art bar for beer lovers, unique B&Bs, and the opportunity to view and purchase unique pieces of art.

Visitors are welcome to take part in several guided tours, artist demonstrations, workshops, lectures, or visit the Nisco Museum of antique music boxes.

For more information:  www.ein-hod.info

 

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