On April 24, Rutgers Hillel brought the inspirational and talented graffiti artists of Artists 4 Israel to their closing end of the year barbecue. Traveling around the world, the organization strives to promote an artistic, cultural and positive image of Israel through their talents.
“When people think of Israel they think of the conflict,” states senior English and Psychology major Jonathan Levin.
Craig Dershowitz, founder and Executive Director of Artists 4 Israel, along with artists Mike Beca, Broker and Lostoe kicked off the artwork by spray-painting the Scarlet Knight onto the canvas.
“We travel to thirty to forty campuses and paint,” mentions Dershowitz.
The Center for Israel Engagement is the committee of Rutgers Hillel which brought Artists 4 Israel to Rutgers for everyone to enjoy. The interactive event drew members and non-members of Rutgers Hillel on College Avenue to participate.
Although there were a few people overwhelmed with what to spray-paint they soon picked up a can and began to let the art and movement speak.
“This is an awesome event. Who doesn’t wanna be able to graffiti without getting in trouble,” shares sophomore Psychology Laura Faiwiszewski.
Switching from hash tags like #RUHillel to spray-painting the Israeli Flag on the canvas students got a chance to spread the culture and art even more by getting a t-shirt designed by one of the members of Artists 4 Israel.
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Article by Yegide Matthews
Photographs by Daisy Fernandez