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Friday, 25 April 2014

MYTHS AND LEGENDS - stories and tales - 2014

Art Sanctuary's 'Enchanted Garden'


Opens its gates for the 4th season on June 27th 2014
MYTHS AND LEGENDS    - stories and tales     -

This year’s exhibition invites the visitor on a journey of myths and legends, mysteries and wonders; An avenue of cherry trees, and apple trees with promises, winding trails, deep ponds and secret forest rooms, chapels and a labyrinth, threads of destiny, goddesses and sleeping beauties…

This large and natural garden, situated just near the ‘border’ between the French and the Flemish part of Belgium, hosts a most special International art exhibition;
Art Inspired by, and in Dialogue With, Nature.

Twenty two artists from Belgium, Denmark, France, Great Britain, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, and Ukraine, are represented with works in glass, stone, metal, wood, and ceramics, land art, sound installations and music.
To mention a few of the aspects of the exhibition:

ü  The strange and fantastical beings of Aleksandr Agafonov  (Ukraine),  surreal, at times carnivalesque, and always beautiful, all seem to walk straight out of a myth or a fairy-tale.


('With Umbrella' - Aleksandr Agafonov Ukraine)
ü  Gisèle De Rop (B), ‘Professional Dreamer’, shows her recent dreams in ceramics; Every year Gisele makes a special installation for Art Sanctuary's 'Enchanted Garden' - always poignant and fascinating!
(Gisele De Rop - B)

ü  Landscape architect Jean de la Kethulle (B) returns this year with another ‘Eye-opning experience’; the twenty large steles making a visual and rhythmical trail of almost 300 meters is most certainly a ‘InTERREaction’ – showing the view… to end of the world…and beyond…the stars…?
(‘InTERREaction’ - Jean de la Kethulle - B)

ü  Artist and poet Lebuïn d’Haese (B) ; his tattooed figures are both funny and serious, sometimes beautiful, sometimes not – but always very human ; and titles an important intergral part.
('Fly Away' - Lebuïn d’Haese -B)

ü  Inspired by classical art, Roos Mannaerts’ (NL) beautiful sculptures couldn’t be more fitting to this year’s theme !

('Lang Haar' - Roos Mannaerts - NL)


As is the ceramic work of  Shirley Weiffenbach (NL). 
ü  Exquisite work in stone by Luk Luts (B), metal sculptures by Joshua Pennings (NL), Giovanni Gelmi (B/I),  and Romeo Sr. Vangoethemd (B) are exciting, elegant, and powerful – all returning by popular request, as are ‘The Snail man’, Roland Menten (B), and Will Schropp (NL) with his beautiful wood sculptures.
(Luk Luts - B)

(Giovanni Gelmi - B)
(Joshua Pennings - NL)

ü  Satirical and touchingly humorous, Michel Vranckx (B) certainly brings a smile. As does playful hanging mobiles by Luc Leroy (B).
ü  Glass has also this year a special focus. Four artists work with glass in all different styles and techniques; Marcel Haccuria (B),  Maria Bemelmans (NL),  Veerle De Ridder (B), et Marie Biesmans (B).
ü  Laura Frennet (B/F)’s special fondness for trees, both symbolically and literally, is this year manifested in a most appropriate ‘woody’ visitor !
ü  We are very pleased that british sculptor Walter Bailey (UK) will exhibit new works this year. His magnificent ‘Sophia – Woman and Cosmos’, the centre piece of the labyrinth last year, has chosen a new and permanent residence in the garden.



('Celestial Menhir'  - Walter Baily  - UK)
ü  In addition to her paintings,  Tone Aanderaa’s (N/B) main work this year is an installation titled ‘Threads of Norns’, a ‘room of threads’ in the forest – in addition to several  other installations. (She is also the organiser and curator of the exhibition).

('Run - run - run'  - Tone Aanderaa N/B)
ü  Finally, the music of composer/performer Nicky Bendix (DK), especially made for the exhibition,  adds a very special dimension, experienced as sound installations in different parts of the garden/exhibition.
Nicky Bendix will be releasing 
2 Special Editions CD's this year!
Date: June 27th!



“without images [...]
there is no mythology"
(Joseph Campbell)

WELCOME JUNE 27th - AUGUST 3rd, 2014


Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Welcoming Aleksandr Agafonov - from Ukraine

In these very special times for Ukraine, we are truly pleased, and honoured, to welcome this most wonderful artist to Art Sanctuary's 'Enchanted Garden', 2014!
His 'message' makes it perhaps even more special:

"Aleksandr wants to show the path to a world of beauty and harmony, an ideal world. His strange and fantastical beings, animals who speak, and enchanting flute–players, surreal, at times carnivalesque, all seem to walk straight out of a myth or a fairy-tale. The good prevails, sensed in the spirit  – or heard in the wind. A sensitive message, a powerful one -  or both?"

'With an Umbrella' - Aleksandr Agafonov
 
Welcome to 'The Enchanted Garden' - June 27th - August 3rd, 2014!

Monday, 14 April 2014

Once Upon a Time....2014

This year’s exhibition invites the visitor on a journey of

myths and legends, stories and tales;

Art, pondering and wondering -  imaginative, inquisitive – personas and personifications, places and names; remembered, retraced, recoding again;  the puzzle and mystery,

of human existence.


This year’s exhibition invites the visitor on a journey of myths and legends, mysteries and wonders; An avenue of cherries, winding trails, deep ponds and secret forest rooms, chapels and a labyrinth, threads of destiny, goddesses and sleeping beauties…

 
('With an Umbrella' - Alexandr Agafonov, Ukraine)



“without images [...]

there is no mythology"

(Joseph Campbell)  
 
 
 
 

ARTISTS represented 2014:
 
Alexandr Agafonov (Ukraine)

Walter Bailey (UK)
Maria Bemelmans (NL)
Nicky Bendix (DK)
Marie Biesmans (B)
Lebuïn d’Haese (B)
Jean de la Kerthulle (B)
Veerle De Ridder (B)
Giséle Derop (B)
Laura Frennet (B/F)
Giovanni Gelmi (B/I)
Marcel Haccuria (B)
Luc Leroy (B)
Luk Luts (B)
Roos Mannaerts (NL)
Roland Menten (B)
Joshua Pennings (NL)
Will Schropp (NL)
Romeeo Sr. Vangoethemd (B)
Michel Vranckx (B)
Shirley Weiffenbach (NL)
Tone Aanderaa (N/B)
 
 

WELCOME JUNE 27th - AUGUST 3rd, 2014