International Graffiti Artists Bring Color to Israel and Jordan

Artists are painting walls and corners untouched by creativity

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An American artist who goes by the name Drew works on his wall painting during POW! WOW! Israel in Arad, June 5, 2017.
An American artist who goes by the name Drew works on his wall painting during POW! WOW! Israel in Arad, June 5, 2017. Credit: AMIR COHEN/REUTERS
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With large murals of black cats and colorful gurning faces, a group of traveling international artists are bringing a splash of colorful street art to towns in Israel and Jordan.

The eye-catching works, including large portraits and spying eyes, are produced under the banner of the international POW! WOW! event, a week-long culture festival which aims to "contribute, share culture and beautify communities with art."

Having produced pieces at the Dead Sea and Petra in Jordan, the small group of artists, from Hawaii, Tel Aviv and Los Angeles, traveled to the southern Israeli city of Arad, a town in the Negev desert not often touched by street art.

"I came to the artist quarter in Arad to paint some walls,to give some colors and beauty to the place and to the people," Tel Aviv street artist Dioz said on Wednesday as he finished his piece of the large faces.

The artists will next head to Tel Aviv to continue their art pilgrimage on Thursday for the final stages of the two-week festival .

An American artist who goes by the name Cryptik works on his wall painting during POW! WOW! Israel in Arad, June 5, 2017. Credit: AMIR COHEN/REUTERS
An Israeli artist who goes by the name Klone works on his wall painting during POW! WOW! Israel in Arad, June 5, 2017. Credit: AMIR COHEN/REUTERS
Children walk by wall paintings by American-Israeli artist Zero Cents and American artist Noelle Enright during POW! WOW! Israel in Arad, June 5, 2017. Credit: AMIR COHEN/REUTERS
POW! WOW! Israel in Arad, June 5, 2017. Credit: Ilan Assayag
A dog stands near a wall painting by American-Israeli artist Zero Cents during POW! WOW! Israel in Arad, June 5, 2017. Credit: AMIR COHEN/REUTERS
A boy plays in front of a wall painting by American artist Kamea Hadar during POW! WOW! Israel in Arad, June 5, 2017. Credit: AMIR COHEN/REUTERS
A girl walks by a wall painting by American artist Noelle Enright during POW! WOW! Israel in Arad, June 5, 2017. Credit: AMIR COHEN/REUTERS
A cleaner works in front of a wall painting by an Israeli artist who goes by the name Dioz during POW! WOW! Israel in Arad, June 5, 2017. Credit: AMIR COHEN/REUTERS
The American-Israeli artist Zero Cents works on a wall painting during POW! WOW! Israel in Arad, June 5, 2017. Credit: AMIR COHEN/REUTERS
An American artist who goes by the name of Drew works on a wall painting during POW! WOW! Israel in Arad, June 5, 2017. Credit: AMIR COHEN/REUTERS

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