Art Exhibition by Mariana Arranz

Poster for Mariana's exhibition
September 3, 2015

Mariana Arranz has an exhibition in Santa Cruz de La Palma, in the art room of La Molina Artesania (the rather good craft and souvenir shop), on the Calle Real. To my mind, the paintings are surprisingly cheap, starting at 70€, which will bepart of the reason why she sold two at the inauguration. Mariana will also take orders. For example, the owner asked for a painting of his two…

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Photos of La Palma by Kai Petersen

July 27, 2015

Kai Petersen has some spectacular photos of La Palma at his website: http://www.lightpaintingfreaks.com/index.php?/albums/la-palma/   My favourites are the night photos with stars, but he also took this lovely photo of my and my friend Nevermore on a tour of the Observatory of the Roque de Los Muchachos. The website is in German, but you don’t need words to enjoy them. I really recommend a visit, because there are 37 more!

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StoryStellArt Calendar 2016

July 5, 2015

  I bought a wonderful calendar for 2014 with pastel paintings of nebulae by the local artist Vanessa Sancho. I like the paintings so much that I still have the calendar. Alas, there wasn’t a 2015 calendar, but there will be one for 2016. Actaully make that October 2015 – March 2017. The caldendar is bilingual (English-Spanish) with gorgeous pastel paintings, plus moon phases, and dates for equinoxes, meteor showers…

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Flemish Art

June 5, 2015

16th century Calvary in the church of Las Nieves   When La Palma was conquered (or invaded, depending on your point of view) in 1493, the Spanish empire also included what is now Portugal, Belgium and Holland. So settlers arrived from all these countries, quite often with surnames like Groenenberg or Van de Walle. Some of them became very rich, and spent a lot of money on their local churches….

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New statue in San José

San José in Breña Baja has a new statue to celebrate mothers. The square outside the Town Hall is called Plaza de Las Madres – Mother’s Square, and they have a special celebration for Mother’s Day.

January 23, 2015
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Jorge Beda exhibition

The current art exhibition in the Calle Real is “Comida de Ballena” (Whale Food) by the painter and sculptor Jorge Beda who produced many of the public statues around the island. The exhibition features large expensive paintings, small ones for just 50€ and everything in between. It will be up until the end of the month.

November 19, 2014
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