Favourite Antillean Dances

Event

Alexander Kraft van Ermel
Favourite Antillean Dances

Wednesday March 25   - 7.30 PM
Friday March 27-  7.30 PM
Sunday March 29 - 10.00 AM

Alexander Kraft van Ermel is preparing a concert in the renowned Concertgebouw in Amsterdam next month. His fan sin Curacao will have a chance to get a first taste of his classical Antillean dances concert, with mazurka’s and waltzes.
This concert will be the first on Bloemhof’s new acquired piano.

Tickets @ ANG. 25,00 available at Landhuis Bloemhof.

Pashon Kompartí

Exhibition

Pashon Kompartí

Opening Wednesday March 11
Exhibition till April 18

Pashon Kompartí is a duo exhibition showing mixed media paintings by Margarita Haakmat - Maduro and Mirjam de Castro. The two women did not know each other before this project and were linked together through their love for art.

Margarita and Mirjam both discovered their love for art in their youth, but only started exploring this passion later in life. In addition to workshops at Bloemhof, both ladies have followed various courses with local and international teachers. Experiments with different types of paint and materials followed and eventually they each found their own style.
Looking at the colorful canvases by the two artists one gets the impression that the same color palette has been handed out to them. And yet their artworks are very different. While Mirjam’s paintings are more abstract, Margarita gives a new meaning to depth by adding mixed media to her more realistic work.
The exhibition Pashon Kompartí is open from March 11th till April 18th 2020 at Landhuis Bloemhof.

Moonlight Photo Workshop with Gail Johnson

Event

Moonlight Photo Workshop with Gail Johnson

Friday March 6th

Come and photograph the amazing Cathedral of Thorns at dusk / night as well as a few other surprise photo opportunities. You will have exclusive access to this amazing area.

6 PM – We will start out in front of Landhuis Bloemhof – photo opportunities – with Gail available for help and advice
7 PM - Brief on how best to capture night and dusk shots – and then Gail is available to help people with their settings as required
Finish 8.30 pm

Required:
- Camera (Preferably with the ability to go into A, S and M mode - if not then the camera needs to be able to long exposures of up to 30 Seconds)
- Tripod (if no tripod then a bean/sand bag or equivalent)
- Remote Release if you have one
- Bring a variety of lenses if you have them, as there is very little walking
- A light to be able to see your camera dials (phone torch OK)
- If you have a flash unit – bring that too

Contact gail@gailsgallery.co.uk or info@bloemhof.cw

Cathedral of Thorns by Night

Event

Cathedral of Thorns by Night

Thursday February 27
Friday February 28

To mark the launch of Herman van Bergen's artwork 'The Cathedral of Thorns', you are welcome to visit special event by nights.
The show start with "The making of the Cathedral' video at 7.00 PM. This is followed by a musical program and the possibility to admire the many works of arts by local and international artists displayed in the 25 million thorns cathedral.

Tickets @ ANG. 15.00 available at Landhuis Bloemhof

Stone Sculpting for Adults

Each year people interested can take their first sculpting steps under the guidance of Annie Clement. In three Saturday mornings the participants explore different kinds of stones and make their own sculpture. The last Saturday we organize a mini- exhibition of the creations.

ANG. 300,00 per person including OB, tools, a drink and a snack. Additional ANG 10,00 per kilograms stone. Choose your own stone, color, size and structure.

Register and pay in advance via info@bloemhof.cw or 737 5775.

Chika Desvestida

Exhibition

Chika Desvestida

By Johanna Franco Zapata

Date: Friday 17 January 2020 at 7 p.m

Bloemhof opens the year 2020 with the solo-exhibition "Chika Desvestida" by Johanna Franco Zapata. The opening will take place on Friday 17 January at 7 p.m. Christel Monsanto provides the opening word.

"Chika Desvestida" is a wordplay and means "undress the undressed young lady", but also symbolizes the artist who is reforming her own artistic identity. "Chika Desvestida" reflects a dualistic feeling and the awareness process of the artist.

“My artistic education taught me that art is about freedom, but at the same time gave the impression that a work must be grandiose in order to be able to view it as art. This contradiction made my creative process stressful and unpleasant. In my work, the challenge was and remains to break free from those restrictive unwritten rules. Until now, the process of leaving behind representative and symbolic conditions has led to a minimalist way of working. "Chika Desvestida" is not seeking approval; they are my most intuitive and conscious works, with which I try to redefine things by creating my own values. I wonder where this process will lead me again. I am discovering what drives me to create art so that I am satisfied. "Says Johanna with a determined tone.

The paintings that are presented in this exhibition are mainly abstract works. Color and minimalist forms play an important role with the aim of becoming an experience for the viewer and where he can experience the work without necessarily having to understand it.

Full Moon Experience

Activity

Tickets cost Nafl.25 per person including all activities but excluding food and beverage. Have you purchased your tickets already for the October 12 event which was postponed, keep them for this January 10 2020 event. Sales of the new tickets start in December. There are only a limited number of tickets available. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the full moon in a very different way! For more info mail info@naturemuseumcuracao.com!

Full Moon Experience

By Nature Museum Curacao

Date: 10 Januari 2020

experience the full moon and enjoy art & nature @ bloemhof

On Friday January 10 2020 explore the full moon at Bloemhof during the Full Moon Experience organized by Bloemhof Experience partners Landhuis Bloemhof, Cathedral of Thorns, Fundashon di Artista, Museum of Natural History of Curacao, Hortence Brown and Cafe Number 10.

In an evening event filled with (hands on) activities you can go on a full moon nature hike, listen to night stories under the tree with Ompi Tio, bring your kids for a special mondi 'speurtocht', do an interpretive writing session inspired by the current Bloemhof Exhibition, explore the majestic Cathedral of Thorns by moonlight and all lightened up, meet the artist Herman van Bergen during scheduled guided trips, relax between the sculptures of Hortence Brouwn with classical music and meet the artist herself, watch the moon trough a telescope & learn the basic tips and tricks to make your own best full moon picture at the Museum of Natural History Curacao or visit the museum exhibits by night, and work with your hands to make your own art work. And this time Cafe Number 10 will also be present with a pop up restaurant in which you can acquire all the favorites.