Last day of the exhibition ‘Jan y sus amigos’
Jan 5th 2020 is the last day of the exhibition ‘Jan y sus amigos: entre es-culturas’. Jan Keysers big marble ‘Toro Viejo’ is always one of the favorite sculptures. Some visitors of last week’s guided tour next to their personal favorites, and a steel sculpture of Alber and above my bronze doggie.
Today is a guided tour at 12 am, both locations are open till late. Tomorrow Jan 6th you can still visit El Corazon from 11 am but Tentaciones is as always closed on Monday.
Happy New Year!
Impression opening ExhibitionJan y sus amigos: Entre Es-culturas in Aigües
Thanks to Daniëlle van Leeuwen, Sun and Grapes
Exhibition Jan y sus amigos, entre esculturas in Aigües
Tribute to sculptor Jan Keijsers. Exhibition Dec 6th 2019 till Jan 6th 2020 of his marble statues and sculptings of 10 friends in different styles and materials: steel, wood, ceramics, mixed media, marble, soapstone and bronce (my sculptures).
JAN AND HIS SCULPTOR FRIENDS
Dutch sculptor Jan Keijsers (1953-2019) had a passion for marble. “If it grabs you, it won’t let go.” This exhibition in Aigües pays homage to his work in marble, shows his sculptures and of ten artist friends. The result is an interesting exhibition with sculptures in all kinds of styles and materials such as marble, wood, ceramics, mixed media, bronze, soapstone and steel.
Fascination for marble
Jan worked mainly on local marble such as ‘Rojo de Alicante’ and ‘Crema Marfil’. “I have a very intimate workprocess with marble.” In workshops he taught others how to sculpt marble better. And Jan organized excursions to a marble quarry.
10 Friends around Jan
Jan enjoyed life and had a lot of friends, also among artists. The art of these 10 sculptor friends varies greatly in style and material.
- Albèr te Brake: steel
- Cockie Donkers: stone
- Dorine den Boer: ceramic
- Joan Erbueko: mixed media
- Lee Wolters: Soapstone
- Marguérite Lameriks: marble
- Monique Neyzen: bronze
- Lambertus Puck: ceramic
- Reiner Izquierdo: wood
- Wim van Nuenen: ceramic.
Where & when in Aigües (see map):
Opening December 6th, at noon:
- Introduction by: Juan Ribes, ceramist and former mayor of Aigües
- Opening ceremony: Juan David Santiago, councilor of culture, municipality of Aigües
- Performance: guitar music and drinks.
From December 6th 2019 to January 6th 2020 exhibition in two locations:
- Restaurant Temptations, exhibition in the garden. Plaça de L’Esglesia 23, 03569 Aigües
from 12:00 until very late, closed on Monday
- Restaurant El Corazón Restaurant, indoor exhibition. Calle Mayor, 03569 Aigües
from 11:00 until very late, closed on Wednesday.
Guided tour & more information:
- An artist will be present on Sundays 12:00
- More information about the exhibition or guided tours on request in Spanish, Dutch or English, e-mail Monique at email@example.com
- Site about Jan & his art: www.keijsers.exto.nl and FB www.facebook.com/jan.keijsers
Exhibition Twenty Year Sculpture Garden Klein-Schreuder in l’Alfas del Pi
Just bring your sunglasses or hat, something to drink & enjoy!
Impression opening exhibition Twenty Year Sculpture Garden Klein-Schreuder in l’Alfas del Pi april 7, 2019
Exhibition Twenty Year Sculpture Garden Klein-Schreuder in l’Alfas del Pi
a group exhibition predominantly with artists who have shown solo exhibitions in the garden earlier: Alejandro Cremades, Hanna Gerlind Glauner, Antonio Imbernón, Jan Keijsers, Antonio Marí, Salvador Molla, Monique Neyzen, Vicente Pérez Gonzálvez, Georgi Pouleriani and Quico Torres. For your diary: the festive inauguration with introductions by the contributing artists and with music, snacks and wine will take place on Sunday April 7 at 11 am. Everybody is welcome, the entry fee is the usual €5 p.p.
Last days of exhibition “Spirit of Dance” at l’Alfas del Pi
Impression of the opening of the exhibition “Espíritu de la Danza” in l’Alfas del Pi
Aaron Colston, from Hazel Hines dance school, gave a short but beautiful performance.
Preparing a new ‘dance’ theme exhibition with bronze sculptures and drawings.
Exhibition PASSION! extended
Due to the interest and demand, the exhibition of Monique Neyzen with statues of bronze horses and nude drawings will remain open until January 11th 2019. You can visit the exhibition during Christmas week on 26, 27 and 28 December and in 2019 from January 2nd.
Location: sala d’exposicions de la biblioteca “Els nostres mestres”, carrer Sant Josep 10-12, Finestrat (old town). Open: Monday – Friday 9:30 – 13:30 & 17:00 – 20:00. Artist will be present on Friday at 11 o’clock. Tour in English or other languages possible on request (send an e-mail to Monique@Neyzen.nl).
A new poem from Hervé Deleu
This time Hervé Deleu was inspired by Spirit.
Photo impression opening exposition PASSION! in Finestrat
This exhibition I’ll show 20 horses in bronze both figurative and lightly abstract, and 30 drawings of nude models in different materials. I am an avid horse lover and have been riding horses for years. My passion for horses, especially the dynamics of horses, is what I try to capture in my bronze sculptures. “Everything is alive and moving, your horses seem to jump off their pedestals“, such reactions I often get on my bronzes.
I have also been drawing nude models for years, short poses of 1, 2 or 5 minutes as well as 20 minute poses. I can be fascinated by a beautiful line that I see in a model: an attitude, the position of the head, a light on the human body, that can be sò beautiful, I try to ‘capture’ that in my drawings. I work in different materials, like pencil, ink, pastel chalk, conté or a combination of them. I make quick sketches with a few lines and sometimes I make more elaborate drawings in pastel.
Opening: 22nd of November at 5 pm at sala d’exposicions de la bibliotheca ‘Els nostres mestres’, carrer Sant Josep 10 – 12, Finestrat old town. Opening hours: Monday – Friday 9:30 am – 1:30 pm and 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm until December 20th 2018. On Friday I am present at 11 am and give guided tours in English, Dutch, German, French or Spanish. For instance on November 23rd an English tour takes place at 11 o’clock and December 7th in German. Please send me an email or call me if you want to participate. Other tours are possible on request.
Exhibition ‘Bronze in Motion’ extended till June 10th
Monique Neyzen will tell you more about her inspiration and her art in a walk through the garden. She will explain some of her bronze statues, drawings, sculptured stones and the bronze casting process. Duration: ¾ – 1 hour depending on the number of visitors.
Special tours for groups in English, Dutch, German, French or Spanish available on request.
- Dutch tour: Sunday April 29th at 12 am.
- German tour: Sunday May 13th at 12 am.
- English tour for Lions members: Sunday May 20th at 1 pm.
- English tour for Norwegians: Sunday May 27th at 12 am.
- Dutch “Bronze in Motion” tour: Sunday June 10th at 12 am.
If you want to participate, just send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
- See facebook page for photos, for instance the opening on April 8th: https://www.facebook.com/friendsmonique
‘Bronze in Motion’ dynamic sculptures of dancers and horses
Exhibition of Monique Neyzen in the beautiful garden of Fundación Klein-Schreuder: 8/4 – 20/5 ’18. Dancers and horses are her favorite subjects. The Dutch artist shows 35 small bronzes that capture the movement, ten sculptured stones and drawings of dancers.
More than ten years ago Jan Klein and Joke Schreuder bought a large plot of neglected land on the Costa Blanca in Spain. They transformed it with great love and care into a lovelyl botanical plant and sculpture garden with changing exhibitons. Walking trails lead through a palm grove, an orchard and rose garden.
- Opening: April 8th at 11am, Cami del Pinar 23 in Alfaz del Pi (map).
- Visits: until May 20th every Sunday 10 am – 2pm, weekdays by appointment only call (+34)966860230 or mail email@example.com – entrance: 5 euro to maintain the garden.
- Information: garden www.klein-schreuder.com – about the artist: www.love4art.nl
- Article Costa Levante news: New bronze age
‘Everything moves and has a soul of its own’