The artists included in the exhibition, Spring, 2012, at MECA represent some of most notable figures in the Israeli art world, some of whom are also currently exhibiting work at galleries and museums closer to home. A solo exhibition of paintings by Michael Halak, Faces and Landscapes, opened in March at the Tel Aviv Art Museum. Halak was recently awarded the 2011 Rapport Prize for a Young Israeli Painter. Fatma Shannan’s figurative oil paintings are included in a large group exhibition at Art Gallery Bat Yam through October 23rd. In the Ruth Youth Wing for Art Education at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, Dina Shenhav is participating in a group show that focuses on sleep rituals and the transition from day to night. Good Night combines work by contemporary Israeli and international artists with books and artifacts from the museum’s collection.