When the shark and the fish first met

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Opening: 06/06/09  Closing: 06/07/2009

The exhibition’s opening evening was attended by Gilad Shalit’s family. The excitement was enormous, coupled with hope for Gilad’s early release.

The story ‘when the shark and the fish first met’ was written by Gilad Shalit in 1997 when he was 11 years old, a fifth-grader in. The allegoric tale tells of an encounter between a fish and a shark who choose to be friends despite the natural animosity  between them, and against all odds.

The artists Lee Rimon and Itschak de Lange and The Edge Gallery in Nahariya invited other professional artists as well as children from Israel and elsewhere to illustrate Gilad’s story. The exhibition was first presented in The Edge Gallery, and has since been traveling in Israel in call for Gilad’s return home.