Quit My Job, Paint Your Life

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Quit My Job, Paint Your Life

 

 

First solo exhibition by Chris Peralta
Opening Saturday January 13

The exhibition ‘Quit My Job, Paint Your Life’ by artist Peralta opens Saturday January 14 at Landhuis Bloemhof. Art aficionados are most welcome to attend his first solo exhibition showing paintings of contemporary abstract figures depicting daily life. Opening will be at 10:30 AM accompanied by tunes from Qyubeats.

Peralta is a self-taught multi-disciplinary artist with a background in music, poetry and audiovisual storytelling. He stepped on the artistic stage back in 2016 when he returned from studying abroad. Since then, he actively joined the art scene, participated in many art manifestations, took part in the film production Watamula by director Kevin Osepa and performed in various poetry and storytelling events.

In 2018, Peralta rediscovered a new passion for painting and joined the IBB. The little time there helped him identify what he wants and from then on he continued to explore the world of visual arts and further develop a style of his own.

Peralta continued to hone his skills and find his artistic voice at Uniarte, where he has been an active member till 2021. In addition to his own work, Peralta is also a member of the community-driven collective Malsamaritano, where he and other young artists create and collaborate on a variety of projects, from music to pop-up events and community work.

Peralta is an artist that’s always been on the art radar at Landhuis Bloemhof. He participated in various events and group exhibitions. A studio visit in late 2021 gave us a more in depth look at his art and him as a person. Peralta is a free spirit with depth, introspective and isn’t afraid to be vulnerable. His painting style already knows different phases: from abstract to surrealism to realism with fantasy elements. What makes his work interesting is the use of different media and techniques.

As of August 2022 we noticed a shift in his painting style, especially in his color palette, figures, technique and composition. This transitional period resulted in an interesting self-discovery that was propelled and influenced by his new found loves: his partner and recently born son.

"I'm excited to share my work with the community and invite people to experience my journey through art," says Peralta. "The exhibition's title, 'Quit My Job, Paint Your Life,' reflects my decision to pursue my passion for art full-time and the importance of following your dreams and living a life that is true to yourself."

Mondi Magiko New Year’s week

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Mondi Mágiko Christmas Week

January 1- 6

You can ring in the New Year at the Magical Mondi Mágiko Holiday light show on January 1.
Mondi Mágiko will be open January 1 through 6 every evening from 6.00 pm.
Get your Mondi Mágiko tickets at the door or online via mondimagiko.com.
Please find below our January Mondi Mágiko entertainment schedule.

Tickets for sale at Landhuis Bloemhof and online via www.mondimagiko.com
Entrance ANG 20,00 for adults and ANG 10,00 for children up to 12 years old.

 

 

 

Mondi Magiko Christmas Week

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Mondi Mágiko Christmas Week

December 2022: 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30

The most enchanting Christmas Lightshow of the island is back this December.
The Kompa Nanzi edition will feature magnificent lights, live performances, specialty bars and lots of food vendors.
Mondi Mágiko, the best place to spend fun and quality time with friends and family.
Tickets for sale at Landhuis Bloemhof and online via www.mondimagiko.com
Entrance ANG 20,00 for adults and ANG 10,00 for children up to 12 years old.

 

 

Mondi Magiko

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Mondi Mágiko

December 2022: 8, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30
January 2023: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

The most enchanting Christmas Lightshow of the island is back this December.
The Kompa Nanzi edition will feature magnificent lights, live performances, specialty bars and lots of food vendors.
Mondi Mágiko, the best place to spend fun and quality time with friends and family.
Tickets for sale at Landhuis Bloemhof and online via www.mondimagiko.com
Entrance ANG 20,00 for adults and ANG 10,00 for children up to 12 years old.

Kafé Literario Noblesa di Nanzi

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Noblesa di Nanzi

Thursday December 15 | 7.00- 9.30 pm

Our literary café on December 15 will be dedicated to the wonderful creature Nanzi!
Scholars and story-tellers like Richenel Ansano, Sheila Payne, Guineta de Palm and others will exchange ideas and stories. The theme being: Nanzi Ayera, Awe i Mañan: we will explore Nanzi’s past, look at him today and interrogate his future.

Lus riba Nanzi

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Lus riba Nanzi

 

 

Opening Saturday December 10
Group exhibition about the legendary spider Nanzi till January 8

 

'Lus riba Nanzi', a group exhibition dedicated to a legendary character from our oral literature, Kompa Nanzi is showing this Holiday season in Landhuis Bloemhof. For this theme exhibition we asked our artists to depict what Nanzi means to them in a work of art. Does Nanzi still have a right to exist? Who or what is it?

So far, 16 artists have responded:  Aemy Niafeliz, Alejandra Cijntje, Annemieke Dicke, Anna Lies Bruens, Team Nieuwkerk & Nieuwenhuizen, Giovanni Abath, Gwen Anderson, Hilma Koelman, Jaimary Boon, Kati Qui, Margarita Haakmat, Marianne Hagedoorn, Pito Polo, Ruthson Cecilia, Solaica Leito and Tayenne Winklaar. They surprised us with a great variety of paintings, sculptures, installations and mixed media artworks inspired by Nanzi.

To give merit to the unpredictable character of Kompa Nanzi, we are approaching this exhibit differently and called it a growing exhibition. Artists who after visiting us feel inspired, can still enter their contribution during the month of December. In any case, we start with 16 art works and are anxiously waiting to see who else will participate.

Book Launch Na nòmber di Amor

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Book Launch Na nòmber di amor / In naam der liefde / In the Name of Love
By Ini Statia

Friday November 25 | 7.00- 9.30 pm

With her first trilingual poetry collection, Na nòmber di amor / In naam der liefde / In the Name of Love, Ini Statia brings a valuable contribution to multilingual literature in the Caribbean and the Dutch Kingdom. She wrote her poems initially in either Papiamentu, Dutch or English and had them all translated into the other languages. Na nòmber di amor is a celebration of Ini’s and our society’s linguistic richness.
Statia studied Linguistics and Literature in the Netherlands and has lived and worked in Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao, at among other the language institute Fundashon pa Planifikashon di Idioma (FPI).

Ini Statia will present her poetry collection together with Nephtalie Demei, Lucille Berry - Haseth, Richenel Ansano, Elodie Heloise, Sheila Payne, John Heymans, Jermain Long Loy and  Rudsel d’Antonia.

You are most welcome to attend. Please register at info@bloemhof.cw