I would like to highlight three major events:
The first is a special mention to the Herzlia Music Department and all their helpers for putting on a terrific show in “Feel the Beat 2023”. Wow, what an enjoyment!
The opening event was attended by a group of invited donors, family members of the artists and the parents of Carolyn Gadd, who also honoured us by placing a mezuzah on the entrance door to the exhibition. This specific mezuzah cover was painted by one of our own art pupils.
The third event – and a very exciting one – was the unveiling of the massive mural of Theodore Herzl, whom our school was named after 83 years ago, on the sidewall of the Herzlia High School Admin block. This mural is visible from Herzlia Highlands Primary, the kikar, the admin house and even Devil’s Peak!
This beautiful masterpiece was painted by two well-known graffiti artists Marti MacFly and Aweh Migo under the creative direction of Herzlia alumnus Shani Judes. Shani is a respected Mural Artist Project Manager in Cape Town, with her own agency (SJ Artists) representing mural artists, sign writers and illustrators. As with all her projects, she managed the Herzl mural project from beginning to end. Read up more about SJ Artists here.
The actual painting took place in the days before Culture Week in full view of our pupils who could walk past on the contour path, take pictures as the process unfolded and send them to a shared folder. This allowed us to capture the event and we share the outcome with you here with great joy!
Shani also presented to our Grade 10 Art pupils on her journey and careers in the creative art space.
Finally – our Herzlia High School art pupils created their own mural on the specially prepared wall at the “Student Pause Area” behind the Upper Campus hall. As soon as this piece is completed, we will share it on our Social Media platforms.
May all of the above contribute to a thriving appreciation of Herzlia Culture, Arts and Heritage.
Andries van Renssen Executive Director