The Akko Art Glass Center, part of the building soon to be named after the Jewish Agency’s former Partnership2Gether Director, the late Damon Rose, was dedicated last weekend in Akko. The Center was established on the site of the municipal storerooms which are scheduled to become a larger, cultural center. The event took place in the presence of Rose’s family; the rabbi of the city of Akko, Yosef Yashar; the mayor of Akko, Shimon Lankri; the deputy mayor, Adham Jamal; the municipality’s general manager, Ohad Segev; the head of the culture administration, Albert Ben Shloosh, who worked to promote the center’s establishment; the Dean of Students at the Western Galilee Academic College, Dr. Yehuda Ben Simon; the restaurateur, Uri Yermias; and other guests.
A special workshop on glass casting is currently taking place in the center, under the instruction of a glass artist.
The Akko Art Glass Center consists of an open-work space and a studio for glass art, which will serve as a focus for educational experiences in glass. In the future the center will include a gallery for rotating exhibits of works of art.
- Akko Spokesperson