Bloemhof Closed

ANNOUNCEMENT

BLOEMHOF CLOSED

 

 

Dear Friends of Bloemhof,

As you are aware the Government of Curaçao has announced another Lockdown for the island. For that reason Bloemhof regrets not being able to receive any visitors for the coming weeks.

Like last year during the Lockdown we will do our best to let you enjoy Art, History and Nature from the comfort of your home.
Stay informed of our other upcoming online activities by visiting our Facebook and Instagram pages.

Take care of yourselves and be safe,

The Bloemhof Team

Art Happy Hour

Event

HAPPY ART HOUR
with Music, Poetry and more 

Wednesday March 24
7.00- 9.00 PM
Entrance: free, but please register in advance at info@bloemhof.cw

On Wednesday March 24, the artists will be present for a chat with the public. The subject is of course murals and everything that comes with it. As an extra, Avantia Damberg, Francis Sling and Jhomar Loaiza will perform music and poetry.

ART Tours

Event

ART TOUR
by AVANTIA DAMBERG

Saturday March 13, 4.30- 7.00 PM:
WALKING TOUR SCHARLOO AND PUNDA

Sunday March 14,  4.30- 7.00 PM:
WALKING TOUR OTROBANDA

Entrance: NAF 25,00. Tickets for sale at Landhuis Bloemhof.

Most of the murals on the island are located near Punda - Scharloo and Otrobanda. Avantia Damberg will give guided tours of these neighborhoods in the company of the artists participating in the exhibition. She will explain the many different murals you will encounter along the way. The public can ask the artists questions about their own work.

Saturday March 13, 4.30- 7.00 PM 
Avantia will give the tour of the neighborhoods Punda-Scharloo. Meeting place is Plaza Wilson 'Papa' Godett in front of the Marshe Nobo. During this walk Ed Craane's Window Art project in Punda will also be visited.

On Sunday 14 March, 4.30 - 7.00 PM it is Otrobanda's turn. Meeting place is the parking lot next to Teatro Luna Blou.

Tours start promptly at 4:30 PM. Tour tickets cost 25, - per person per tour, including a bottle of water, and are available at Landhuis Bloemhof.

ART TALK ‘MURALISTANAN DI PASADO’

Event

ART TALK
'MURALISTANAN DI PASADO'
by GARRICK MARCHENA

Wednesday March 24
7.00- 8.30 PM
Via ZOOM. Please register in advance at info@bloemhof.cw

During his development as a muralist, Garrick Marchena sought information from several muralists from before his time. Who were they. What have they painted. Why did they choose to paint those works and why in that place. “It is important for me to understand the development that muralism has gone through in order to be so respectful of what others have done for me. It's a process and I don't know everything yet,” says Garrick.

Wednesday, March 24, 7 p.m. Garrick will share his knowledge and experiences with the public.

Duets

Event

A preview:

Corsen and Dibo D.
'Duets' concert at Landhuis Bloemhof

Sunday February 28
Extra Concert 1: 4.00 PM
Extra Concert 2: 6.00 PM

With 'Duets' the well-known musical duo Randal Corsen and Dibo D will take the audience on an adventurous trip of both swinging and melancholic Antillean classics plus a number of their own compositions. Even Dibo's winning carnival tumba from 2019 'Kòrsou Ta Den Su Gloria' will be performed with a jazzy twist.

Randal Corsen and Dibo D started a special musical collaboration in 2016. Concerts followed in Curaçao, Aruba, the Netherlands and Colombia. They challenge each other to make innovative music and scored hits on the charts of Curaçao.

About Randal Corsen made a name for himself as a pianist, composer and arranger in the Dutch jazz and Latin scene; he won an Edison jazz award, composed an opera for Tania Kross, was musical director for Izaline Calister for many years, and has also worked with greats such as Roy Hargrove and Paquito D'Rivera.

 About Dibo D is one of the most successful young singer-songwriters of Antillean popular music, known in Curaçao, Aruba and Bonaire as well as among the Antillean public in the Netherlands. He also made a name for himself in the Dutch urban scene for a number of years.

Landhuis Bloemhof is pleased to announce this concert, of course with the necessary precautions related to Covid-19. The concert 'Duets' will therefore be played twice on Saturday 27 February. The first one starts at 6:00 PM, the second concert at 8:00 PM. Tickets cost 50 guilders (including a drink). There are only 35 tickets available per concert. Your ticket is for sale at Landhuis Bloemhof. Due to the limited number of seats we encourage you to purchase your tickets in advance.

Duets

Event

A preview:

Corsen and Dibo D.
'Duets' concert at Landhuis Bloemhof

Saturday February 27
Concert 1: 6.00 PM
Concert 2: 8.00 PM

With 'Duets' the well-known musical duo Randal Corsen and Dibo D will take the audience on an adventurous trip of both swinging and melancholic Antillean classics plus a number of their own compositions. Even Dibo's winning carnival tumba from 2019 'Kòrsou Ta Den Su Gloria' will be performed with a jazzy twist.

Randal Corsen and Dibo D started a special musical collaboration in 2016. Concerts followed in Curaçao, Aruba, the Netherlands and Colombia. They challenge each other to make innovative music and scored hits on the charts of Curaçao.

About Randal Corsen made a name for himself as a pianist, composer and arranger in the Dutch jazz and Latin scene; he won an Edison jazz award, composed an opera for Tania Kross, was musical director for Izaline Calister for many years, and has also worked with greats such as Roy Hargrove and Paquito D'Rivera.

 About Dibo D is one of the most successful young singer-songwriters of Antillean popular music, known in Curaçao, Aruba and Bonaire as well as among the Antillean public in the Netherlands. He also made a name for himself in the Dutch urban scene for a number of years.

Landhuis Bloemhof is pleased to announce this concert, of course with the necessary precautions related to Covid-19. The concert 'Duets' will therefore be played twice on Saturday 27 February. The first one starts at 6:00 PM, the second concert at 8:00 PM. Tickets cost 50 guilders (including a drink). There are only 35 tickets available per concert. Your ticket is for sale at Landhuis Bloemhof. Due to the limited number of seats we encourage you to purchase your tickets in advance.

De Afvalkoningin

Workshop

The Waste Queen

WORKSHOP KIDS
The Waste Queen of The Material World is looking for ambassadors

 

 

For KIDS 6 – 12 years
Dates: February 8, 13, 15 or 16
Time: 9 am- 12 pm
Price: nafl 20,- per day (beverage included)
Materials: Bring some waste materials from home to recycle

NOTE: A mini parade will be held with all participants on Tuesday 16th of February from 1 to 2 pm.

The Waste Queen of The Material World is presently in Curaçao and is looking for helpers to make this world a better and cleaner place. She is calling on kids from 6 to 12 years old who want to become ambassadors for her cause. The Queen (Frouwkje Smit) invites kids to join a workshop to create their own special costume made of recycled waste materials. And of course to make plans for a better and cleaner world.

Want to sign up? Start collecting materials at home and send an email to info@bloemhof.cw.
Per day only 12 kids can participate.
Waste materials may include: plastic bottles, plastic bags, egg cartons, screw tops, boxes, corks, clothing, shoes and anything else that can be recycled. On behalf of the Waste Queen of The Material World we hope to see you very soon. Artist Frouwkje Smit is known for community art projects in Curaçao, Bonaire and The Netherlands. More info www.frouwkjesmit.nl

Tree of Hope

Workshop

Tree of hope

Bloemhof Christmas Tree of Hope decoration workshop

 

 

Dates: December 8th – December 18th
(Tuesdays to Fridays)
Time: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Price: 5 ANG

In many respects, 2020 was a year of crisis. A year in which even the simplest acts of human kindness - a touch, an embrace, suddenly came to feel like precious forbidden fruits. 

This December, Landhuis Bloemhof invites you to participate in a collaborative art project. Coached by artist and Terramar museum (Bonaire) Director Jude Finies you can help create this year's ornaments and other decorations for our Christmas Tree of Hope. 

The tree will be installed in Bloemhof's central courtyard, and together we'll transform the area to create a vibrant, colorful space and a Christmas tree to suit the shift we all crave. A joint expression of hope, of a shift towards new and better days. Let’s embrace each other through this joint expression of art. 

Tree of Life

Workshop

Tree of life

Tree of life workshop

 

 

Date: Friday December 11 and 18
From: 09:00 am – 12:00 pm
Price: 35 ANG (including materials and refreshments)

A tree is a very powerful symbol for life. A tree grows no matter the circumstances and will hold on to its leaves and branches through good times and bad ones. For as long as it can. Trees root and make the best of the place they were planted.
The Tree of life workshop invites you to create your own tree on canvas adorned with buttons and other recycled materials. This workshop will be guided by Natalie van Tol and Alexine Heijde. Both will handle a group of 4. 

You can book your own group (max 4) or just sign up individually.
Want to do this on another date…? Mail us and ask for the possibilities.