GATA DE GORGOS BOASTS A WONDERFUL EXPLOSION OF COLOUR AND ART

Steve and I with two friends decided to go to Gata de Gorgos on Saturday 19th August 2017 to see the hanging textiles that make up the Art al Vent, (art to the wind). This open air textile art exhibition continues until the 3rd of September.

Review and Photos by Lizzie Clayton
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FRIDA KAHLO * Pride, Passion & Pain * MON. SEPT. 25 * 2017

Frida Kahlo made her own face famous by painting a seemingly endless series of self-portraits that span over her 30-year career.

All of her artworks demonstrated a fierce sense of pride in her heritage that flew in the face of traditional European art school movements.
She also had a very real, if not obsessive, passion for her marriage and husband who didn't follow the bourgeois and Catholic traditions of monogamous relationships yet he loved her and cared for her to the end of her life.

Frida was an artist who truly understood the spirit of the human condition and its ability to rise above pain, suffering and disappointment in order to participate in the precious essence of life. 

This lecture and slideshow presentation will not only explore the dynamics of early 20th century European and Mexican art, it will enhance the life of Frida Kahlo and her artworks as gifts of expressive, visionary self-interpretations. 


Her artifacts. 

PRESENTATION by Karla Darocas = www.KarlaDarocas.com 
TIME: 10:30 H = sharp!
FEE: 10 Euros = payable upon entry
RESERVATION A MUST!

SEATING LIMITED...

NOTE: This is a highly emotional presentation so best bring some tissues!




RESERVATION FORM
** SUNDAY IS NOW FULL **


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FRIDA KAHLO * DOCUMENTARY FILM * FRIDAY, SEPT 29TH, 2017


  • DOCUMENTARY FILM
  • 10:30 H sharp!
  • DAROCAS STUDIO = Benitachell
The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo

- intimate biography of a woman who gracefully balanced a private life of illness and pain against a public persona that was flamboyant, irreverent and world-renowned.

Kahlo was an eyewitness to a unique pairing of revolution and renaissance that defined the times in which she lived.

Through the prism of her life and art, the film explores
- the ancient culture of Mexico;
- the Mexican Revolution;
- the wildfire of communism that burned through Latin America in the 1920s and '30s;
- the innovators in painting, photography, filmmaking, writing and poetry that congregated in Mexico City;
- and the revival of interest in popular culture for which Kahlo has become a symbol.
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  • FILM INTRODUCTION by Karla Darocas, www.KarlaDarocas.com 
  • OPEN QUESTIONS & POST-FILM DISCUSSION
  • FEE: 5 euros
  • MUST RESERVE


SEATING LIMITED

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3 FLOORS OF FUN AT BIG ART SCHOOL SHOW BRINGS ALL AGES TOWARDS THEIR VISIONS

The Escola de Pintura Mediterránea de Xàbia (Javea School of Mediterranean Painting) opened an exhibition of 116 paintings to showcase its students as it wraps up another school year.

I was curious as to what types of visions were being created by these students so I visited the Lambert Arts Center to have a look.

Review by Karla Darocas, Hons.B.A. Fine Arts Historian

REMEDIOS VARO * WELCOME TO HER MAGICAL WORLD


Remedio Varo (16 December 1908 – 8 October 1963) was a Spanish-Mexican para-surrealist painter and anarchist.

Born in Girona, Spain in 1908, she studied at the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, Madrid.

PHOTOSCAPE WORKSHOP - BE MORE CREATIVE, ENHANCE AND APPLY YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY


This exciting workshop will give you all the power you need to enhance your photography to make it look the best that it can be.

You will learn how to control the many functions of this tool in order to perfect your photos or push them into the creative realm. 

PHOTOSCAPE is also a great graphics tool for preparing posters, gift cards and other creative and professional projects.

MURCIA CITY AND MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS EMBRACES STREET & GRAFFITI ARTISTS IN A REALLY BIG WAY

Urban art: From the Street to the Museum is a really exciting show that is on offer at the Museum of Fine Arts of Murcia (MUBAM) · From 05/04/2017 to 07/09/2017.