The Journey of a Sculptor


The Journey of a Sculptor
From Clay to Stone

By Hortence Brouwn

Date: December 19, 2020 . Extended till February 6

The Journey of a Sculptor - From Clay to Stone
With the exhibition 'The Journey of a Sculptor - from Clay to Stone' Hortence allows the public to discover the creative journey she has gone through as an artist. For more than half a century, numerous works of art have been created by Hortence. She has exhibited locally and internationally. Her work is on display at public places and much of her work has been purchased by private collectors around the world. Although she has an outside workshop in the garden and has exhibited at several occasions in group shows, this is her first solo at Landhuis Bloemhof.
Her work varies in shape, material, and style. Over the years she has worked in clay, cement, and a variety of stones from different countries and the 'Tafelberg'. "When working with clay you work from the inside out and when working with stone you work from the outside in".

About Hortence Brouwn (1937, Surinam)
Hortence Brouwn grew up in Paramaribo, Surinam in a loving family. She studied mathematics and worked as a math teacher. During this period, she also took courses at the art academy in Paramaribo.
In 1963 Hortence moved to the Netherlands to continue with her mathematics education and to study sculpture more closely. Ten years later she moved to Curaçao.

Extra activities
A tour along the various artworks of Hortence in public places on the island is in the planning depending of the government measures regarding the COVID-19.

The exhibition 'The Journey of a Sculptor - From Clay to Stone' can be seen until January 30, 2021. Every Tuesday and Thursday from 09:00 am to 1:00 pm she works in her open workplace in the garden of Bloemhof. If you want to make sure you meet Hortence during your visit, feel free to make an appointment with her tel. 5404863. You will then be personally guided by her.

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Tree of Hope


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


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.

Vision Boarding


Vision boarding workshop

Vision boarding workshop



Date: Wednesday December 9, 16, 23 and 30
Saturday December 12 and 19
From 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Price: 25 ANG (including materials and refreshments)

What are your dreams and goals for 2021? This is the central question for the creation of your visionboard for 2021. With that in mind you will put your hands to work with paper, glue, scissors, paint and old magazines. Whether you approach this workshop focused or intuitively, what unfolds on your personal poster always surprises. Enjoy a fun morning where you put yourself as your most important priority. Your coaches are Pien Ackermans or Elodie Heloise.

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.