Forma di mi Alma


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)

Cura Doet


CURA DOET at Landhuis Bloemhof




Saturday July 31
8.00 am- 2.00 pm
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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


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


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


Cathedral of Thorns by Night


With artist Herman van Bergen


Friday July 2
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 on July 2 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 or Whatsapp: +5999 526 63 49.
Tickets are available at The Cathedral of Thorns July 2, at the door from 6.30 pm.

Refreshments and local snacks available for purchase
NOTE: For this event please use the entrance at Santa Rosaweg # 10 (Number TEN).

*This event will take place with a minimum of 15 people