Cathedral of Thorns by Night

Event

CATHEDRAL OF THORNS BY NIGHT
with artist Herman van Bergen

 

 

 

Friday, September 3, 2021. Time: 7 pm

Tickets Adult USD. 25.00 // Children (6 – 12 yrs) USD.15.00
(RESIDENT RATES AVAILABLE WITH LOCAL ID)

Cathedral of Thorns bij Night-
Vrijdag 3 september, een magische kunstavond onder de sterren ⭐
De Kathedraal van Doornen van Herman van Bergen zal voortaan iedere eerste vrijdag van de maand vanaf 19.00u open zijn voor bezoekers. Cathedral of Thorns by Night is een unieke avond waarbij de kathedraal volledig verlicht is en er rondleidingen van de artiest zelf plaatsvinden. Herman van Bergen heeft met zijn Kathedraal van Doornen de CODAaward 2020 in de categorie landschap gewonnen. De CODAawards is een jaarlijkse internationale prijs voor projecten die het beste kunst in opdracht integreren in interieurs, architectuur of publieke ruimtes. Dit kunstwerk verenigt alle thema's van Van Bergens eerdere doornkunstsculpturen in één omvangrijk project: een gebouw ter ere van Moeder Natuur en de Vrije Geest dat door creativiteit verandering teweegbrengt.
“Gedurende deze avonden kunnen zowel lokale bezoekers als toeristen een kijkje nemen in de kathedraal die volledig bestaat uit doornen. Voor de gelegenheid is de kathedraal prachtig verlicht en de artiest, Herman van Bergen zal zelf ook aanwezig zijn. Iedereen heeft de mogelijkheid om Herman persoonlijk te ontmoeten en vragen te stellen over de kathedraal en de totstandkoming hiervan. Tevens is het een goede gelegenheid om prachtige foto’s van de kathedraal te maken. De verlichting zorgt voor een magisch effect en laat de schoonheid van de kathedraal nog beter tot zijn recht komen. Tevens is op deze avond ook de Zumpiña shop geopend. De winkel is de perfecte plek om een uniek cadeau te kopen of een mooi kunstwerk voor in huis of kantoor.
Reserveren is aan te raden. Kaarten zijn beperkt.
De eerste avond vindt plaats op vrijdag 3 september en de aanvangstijd is om 19.00u. Entree voor lokaal met sedula is Nafl. 25,- en voor toeristen US$ 20,-. Voor meer informatie kunt u kijken op www.cathedralofthorns.com

Hala rosea i sigui

Event

Hala Rosea i Sigui- Take a Breath and Continue
Multilingual gathering with
Richenel 'Muz' Ansano, 
Ageeth Termars and Vali Leonora

 

 

 

Monday September 20. Full Moon
7.00- 10.00 PM
Ticket ANG 7,50

Many of us have had to say goodbye and let go in the past year. Let go of friends, relatives, partners, children. But also of a job, of income, of security and especially of the way we were used to dealing with loss. Where was the space or time to reflect on our loss, process it and move on? In that sense, Covid-19 has turned our inner world upside down. Mourning is important for people to be able to continue after loss.

During Hala rosea i sigui different options will be offered in the open air to travel inside to get to our inner feelings and to reflect and find a way to move on. Through meditation, movement, painting, rituals, words and of course silence. Richenel 'Muz' Ansano, Ageeth Termars and Vali Leonora will guide this process. The evening will start together at 7.00 pm and will end together at 10:00 pm. The contribution for participation is 7.50 per person (tea, coffee and water and materials are included). You can register via info@bloemhof.cw

 

E Wega di Bida

Exhibition

E Wega d Bida
The Game of Life

By Suzet Rosaria

Opening Saturday September 11
Exhibition till October 23

E Wega di Bida is an ode to the maturing process of life where self-development takes the forefront. “In the game of life you are the player and your opponent. You decide your next move, but you are also in charge of your reaction to it”, according to Rosaria.

Rosaria compares the game of life with the game of chess. The game of chess has dominant black and white colors. Symbolizing the extremes in life, the good and the bad in you and what lies in between.

For this exhibition, the artist used a variety of techniques, materials and vibrant Caribbean colors. With these materials she created textures to add depth and character to her work. With this, she wants to illustrate that each life path has several layers. Life is not always a smooth ride.

Apart from the repetitive theme of black and white checkered fields in her work she also plays with other recurring forms and (human and/or animal) figures. Each having a different meaning.

About the artist
Rosaria finished her studies at the Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Beeldende Kunsten (The Netherlands) in 1993. Since 1990 she had various solo exhibition and took part in many group exhibitions in The Netherlands and Curaçao. Her work can be seen in homes, buildings, offices and private collections worldwide. Apart from being a visual artist Rosaria is also art teacher at the secondary school MIL. For some years now she has been designing carnival costumes for the teen parade for which she received the best designer award in 2019 and the best group overall award in 2020.

E Wega di Bida will show till October 23. Stay tuned for the workshop and activities program.

Cathedral of Thorns by Night

Event

CATHEDRAL OF THORNS BY NIGHT
with artist Herman van Bergen

 

 

 

Friday, August 6, 2021. Time: 7 pm

Tickets Adult USD. 25.00 // Children (6 – 12 yrs) USD.15.00
(RESIDENT RATES AVAILABLE WITH LOCAL ID)

Treat yourself to an evening of magic and art with artist Herman van Bergen at his monumental artwork The Cathedral of Thorns.

The program for this evening:
Viewing of a short documentary ‘The Making of the Cathedral of Thorns’ by Caribbean Legacy
Visit the Art exhibition by local and international artists inside the illuminated Cathedral
Experience the Cathedral of Thorns together with the artist Herman van Bergen.

For more information and reservations please contact the Fundashon di Artista via fundashondiartista@gmail.com or Whatsapp: +5999 526 63 49.
Tickets are available at The Cathedral of Thorns August 6 at the door from 7:00 PM

Refreshments and local snacks available for purchase

NOTE: For this event please use the entrance at Santa Rosaweg # 10 (Number TEN).

Forma di mi Alma

Exhibition

Forma di mi Alma - Shapes of my Soul
Mijn Ziel in Vormen
by Bettie Abbad van Lange.

 

 

Opening Saturday July 17
10.00 AM- 2.00 PM
Exhibition till August 28

Forma di mi Alma sheds light on the oeuvre of Bettie Abbad van Lange and consists of ceramic sculptures and objects, but also drawings and paintings from the 1960's until recent years. Her contribution to the development of Curaçao ceramic art in the second half of the last century is significant.

Opening Saturday July 17
Around 11.30 am on the opening day, art historian Josée Thissen-Rojer will hold an introduction and tell us more about the artist's work and life.

Forma di mi Alma
Bettie Abbad van Lange is a ceramist 'pur sang', with a passionate drive that pushes her towards perfection time and again. A final shape is not just a shape but represents the culmination of an inner quest that is brought to light through her hands. The materials, the shapes and the finishing with glazes and textures capture not only the process but also the story - or perhaps better - the message that this artist wants to share.
This exhibition shows work ranging from the 1960's to 2004 and gives an overview of the various journeys that Bettie has taken with her ceramics, paintings and drawings.

About Bettie Abbad van Lange
After her studies at the Academy of Fine Arts and Applied Arts St. Joost in Breda, the Netherlands, Bettie Abbad van Lange (1941) worked for five years at the prestigious Experimental Department of De Porceleyne Fles (Delft Blue) in Delft. In 1971 she moved to the Caribbean with her husband Dito Abbad. First they lived in Bonaire, then went to Curaçao where she set up her studio. She experimented a great deal with the structure(s) of clay, glaze recipes, and was a ceramics teacher at the Akademia di Arte, which had just opened.

Bettie Abbad van Lange exhibited throughout the Netherlands, in Germany and countless times in Curaçao (25 exhibitions in total). Her work has been acquired by the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam, the Porceleyne Fles in Delft, the 'Rijkscollectie' in The Hague, the Municipal Museum of Arnhem, the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia, and is also in private collections in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Curaçao, Venezuela, Aruba and Costa Rica. In Curaçao her work is also in corporate collections such as the Court of Justice, SVB and the Sint Elisabeth Gasthuis (our former hospital)

Snapology

Event


SNAPOLOGY CAMP AT BLOEMHOF
SUMMER VACATION ACTIVITIES

 

 

 

July 19- 23 & July 26-30
Snapology offers  themed vacation activities for children in two age groups: 5-10 & 7-14
Link to register: https://embed.snapology.com/licensee/79/events/location

WEEK 1 July 19- 23
Ninjas! Age: 5-10

Sensei Wu needs you! Design a new dojo for Snapology made from LEGO® bricks and train your men to battle with the best. Go through ninja training and earn your black belt, Snapology-style. Get ready to have fun and become a Master Ninja. All this while building long lasting skills such as team work, problem solving, creativity and communication. Students are sure to have a blast these vacations!

AttackBots! Age: 7-14
In this exciting class, students will build a variety of military inspired robotic models. Children will learn about sensors, gears, pulleys, and programming as they create robotic catapults, crossbows, battleships and much more! All this while building long lasting skills such as team work, problem solving, communication, and creativity.

WEEK 2 July 26 - 30
Mini-figure Mania! Age: 5-10

Building with LEGO® bricks is often about one thing; making incredible constructions for the mini- figures that get to live and use them. This Snapology program will provide a structure for students to make some truly wild creations; from engineering challenges like making the tallest towers or fastest car, to ones that require more imagination and creativity, like building a city or vacation parks. Students are sure to have a blast! Whilst building and developing long lasting skills such as team work, problem solving, communication, and creativity.

Amusement Park Adventure! Age 7-14
We bet your child loves going to amusement parks to experience the variety of fast, dropping, and spinning rides, but have they ever thought about the science that goes into building those rides and the people who are responsible for designing them? In Snapology’s Amusement Park Engineering class, students will become engineers of their own amusement park rides and will learn the core physics and engineering concepts used to make a ride thrilling! Students are sure to have a blast! Whilst building and developing long lasting skills such as team work, problem solving, communication, and creativity.

Cura Doet

Event

VOLUNTEER!
CURA DOET at Landhuis Bloemhof

 

 

 

Saturday July 31
8.00 am- 2.00 pm
Register at info@bloemhof.cw or www.curadoet.com

This year we invite you to volunteer and help make artsy outside furnishings to be used in the garden of Landhuis Bloemhof. Artist Michèle Russel Capriles and Ruthson Cecilia will guide you using used material to create benches, seats, tables and more for our gardens, so you can come back, bring your friends and relax, read and get inspired.

Vernon Chatlein

Event

Vernon Chatlein
Voices from Letters: Imershón

 

 

Saturday July 24
Concert 1: 6.00 PM
Concert 2: 8.00 PM
Tickets ANG. 35,00

Imershón is an intimate live concert that immerses the audience in Curaçao music, culture and history. Composer and percussionist Vernon Chatlein fuses his own contemporary compositions with sound fragments from the past, in order to give "an ode to our ancestors, our language and all its magic," in his own words. This all in Quadraphonic Surround Sound.

The archived collection Zikinzá is the result of long and intense collaboration of Missionary Priest Paul Brenneker and literary artist and anthropologist from Curaçao “Ompi” Elis Juliana. They recorded anecdotes, stories and songs from the Afro-Curaçaoan culture in the 1950s and the 1960s. This collection, Zikinzá forms the basis of all the musical compositions for Imershón.

Hala rosea i sigui

Event

Hala Rosea i Sigui- Take a Breath and Continue
Multilingual gathering creating room for mourning with
Richenel 'Muz' Ansano, Ageeth Termars,
Vali Leonora and Elodie Heloise

 

 

 

Sunday July 18
9.00 am - 1.00 PM
Ticket ANG 7,50

Many of us have had to say goodbye and let go in the past year. From friends, relatives, partners, children. But also of a job, of income, of security and especially of the way we were used to dealing with loss. Where was the space or time to reflect on our loss, process it and move on? In that sense, Covid-19 has turned our inner world upside down. Mourning is important for people to be able to continue after loss. That is why Bloemhof has invited Richenel 'Muz' Ansano, Ageeth Termars, Vali Leonora and Elodie Heloise to help find a way and offer possibilities for mourning.

During Hala rosea i sigui different options will be offered in the open air to travel inside to get to our inner feelings and to reflect and find a way to move on. Through meditation, movement, painting, rituals, words and of course silence. The morning will start together at 9:00 am and will end together at 1:00 pm. The contribution for participation is 7.50 per person (tea, coffee and water and materials are included). You can register via info@bloemhof.cw

 

Alexander is Back EXTRA Concert

Event

ALEXANDER BACK IN CONCERT: Un Rekuerdo Sentimental
Compositions by F. 
Chopin & Statius Muller
Performed by ALEXANDER KRAFT VAN ERMEL

Friday Wednesdays June 30 7.00 PM
Tickets ANG 35,00

Alexander Kraft van Ermel is coming back! And a visit to Curaçao - as usual - has to be combined with a concert, or more...
This time Alexander will bring us the concert Un Rekuerdo Sentimental. A trip down memory lane through compositions of Alexander's grandfather, the acclaimed pianist / composer Wim Statius Muller (1930- 2019) and an important source of inspiration F. Chopin (1810- 1849).

Join us!
Tickets are available at Landhuis Bloemhof. Limited seating per concert because of covid restrictions. A maximum of 40 tickets are issued per concert.