Stunning sand scupltures
Moldopoli in Lagos is hosting a private exhibition of Kasia Wrona’s work. The Lagos-based artist will be displaying her work from June 12th until August 1st. Moldopoli, which started in 1999, is a company dedicated to the manufacture and sale of frames since 1990 but they also present exhibitions in their gallery space.
This year FIESA explores new ways of interacting with the public through sand sculpture activities, games depicting the sculptures, outdoors video projections about the construction of FIESA editions and other spectacles. The festival can be seen by day or by night when the sculptures are illuminated by colorful lights creating unexpected environments.
For more details www.moldopoli.com
Summer Supper You are invited to the ‘Tomorrow’ Supper Club Summer Party which is being held at the International Café in Lagos on June 10th at 7.30pm. This time there will be an all you can eat hot and cold buffet. The cost will be €12 per person. This will be the last Supper Club evening until September. We do hope you will come along and give it a try. Why not bring a friend – we will make you really welcome. Phone 913 733 684 to reserve your place and get directions. Please book early Don’t forget you can use your Supper Club Members Card and receive 10 per cent discount at Pizza Real in Praia da Luz. You can pick one up in Fresco in Lagos.
The Algarve through art The Algarve Artists Network (AAN) is hosting its latest exhibition ‘Da Terra e Do Mar’ at the Museum of Portimão until the end of July.
The annual FIESA mega sand sculpture exhibition is already taking place in the Algarve. This year 40,000 tons of sand is transformed into towering sculptures, carved according to the theme of music. You will be able to see many of the timeless and universal musical idols, who are part of our collective universe. Carved by a group of artists from various parts of the world, the various pieces displayed reproduce, in a creative way, people, objects and scenes depicting the music. The exhibition is presented in an area of 15,000 m2, with some sculptures that reach twelve metres. The musical styles of various countries of the world, the origins of music and musical expression combined with other art forms such as dance, opera, circus, theater and film, are the themes that inspire the nearly seventy different scenes in sand. Amy Winehouse, Lady Gaga, Madonna, Bono, the Beatles, Pink Floyd, Freddie Mercury, Frank Zappa, Ray Charles, Pavarotti, Mozart and Amalia are some of the musicians to be found in sand, as well as various scenes dedicated to children.
This festival is organized by ProSandArt www.prosandart.com, a company specialized in the production of ephemeral art, which aims to provide unforgettable moments and experiences in the enjoyments of new forms of artistic expressions. FIESA 2014 exhibition is open to the public in Pêra every day between May 25 and October 25: between May 25th and June 27th from 10am until 22pm. Between June 28 and September 15 from 10am until midnight. Between September 16th and October 25th it will be open from 10am until 8pm. The FIESA is an outdoor activity. Due to bad weather conditions, the organization will not be held responsible for any lack of technical conditions and/or any changes in the opening & closing times.
It ties in with the museum’s sixth anniversary this year and to celebrate, AAN has been invited to exhibit their art work, comprising installations and paintings that are all somehow inspired by life in the Algarve, hence the title ‘From Land and Sea’. These art works mirror the passion and affection that the 19 international artists, coming from the UK, Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Poland and even Japan feel for the country they chose to live in. These feelings have been expressed in a very pictorial ‘language’.
The last walk with Rosie and Laurie’s group until October will be taking place on June 5th. It will be at the Meia Praia and fish farms. Please meet in the car park at Boavista Golf Resort (adjacent to the children’s play area) at 09.30am. Anyone requiring further details or wishing to go direct to the start of the walk should contact Rosie and Laurie on 91 4573373 or 282 789358.
For more details please contact Portimão Museum on 282405230/265
The Thursday walkers are currently raising money for the Bombeiros Fire Equipment
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FIESA also includes a playful dimension with a free space for sand sculpture activities, where adults, the youth and children can daily experience and show off their creative abilities.
Please wear sensible clothing and shoes, take water and a stick if you have one. The cost is three euros per person and dogs are not allowed.
appeal which was on the front page of May’s ‘Tomorrow’ Newsletter. Rosie and Laurie would like to thank the generosity of the walkers and their friends and say they have already raised 182 euros and plan to keep on fundraising.