active youth group from Romania visit CASAdelDRAGON

Clubul Tinerilor de Succes (Successful Youth Club, from now on CTS) is an active group of youth in Ciocanesti village in Romania which supported by ApEAL (Association for Education Entrepreneurship and Leadership) initiates, organizes and manages community and personal projects on the principle of personal development through community involvement.

The group will join the social art project of Juan Petry in the CASAdelDRAGON in Spain. The artist will mount a 3 m high pillar in the sculpture garden. He invites people – even school classes and acivte social activists – to join the project. Participate NOW!

The pillar will hosts hundreds of bottles, and each bottle guard a “final message” of a contemporary young artist for future generations.

The visitors from Romania will be hosted in the artist residence and think tank CASAdelDRAGON between 16 and 23 of May. They will start foundation and the first layers with there messages.

The final message – pillar is part of a european wide art project pillars of freedom initiated by Alfred Mevissen.

The project is only possible with sponsors and enthusiastic powerful social activists. So big thanks to: Rüdiger Görth, Sorina Floroiu, E. and A. Brons, Clara Llabata and the friendly people of Cervera del Maestre (Castellon, Spain).

More Information : Artist Page | Project Page | Village in Spain | Artist residence

open call for artist – one-night-expo

Open call for artists – participate in an one-night-art-expo in the rhine-sieg-region. The Hansen family invited 5 artists to transform the old farm house for one night into a large exhibition space.

Conditions: mounting 06.05.2017 (10 a.m. to 12 a.m.) and unmounting (07.05. latest 10 a.m.) by the artist, 50% of earnings are for the artist, 50% are a donation for reconstruction of this old farm house (the money goes to the Hansen family like “crowdfunding”), artists are responsible and sale under their own name, each artist get one room for mounting his works (4-100 pieces are possible depending on size and intention of the artist), limited sleeping spaces available nearby, exhibition will be open between 4 p.m. (6 may) and 4 a.m. (7 may)

Contact partner and orga and application: juan petry -> jp /at / el-drac /dot/ es

Deadline: 25.04.2017 – 12 a.m. !!!

All styles are welcome, pieces up to 160 x 100 cm are possible.

Please send a foto of at least one representative artwork (which you would like to show and sell) with your email. Please send also a link to your website and a cv as pdf within your application mail.

the magic of happiness


16.09.2016 – 7 p.m. – opening

Kunsthaus Summerau
Brigitte Schaider
Summerau 8
88099 Neukirch

+0170 90 580 60
+07528 951954


Radioactive – exhibition in Asbeck – gallery BRUECKE


radioactive – art exhibition and performance in Asbeck – Germany – 2016

In the region near the gallery the germany government founded a final destination for radioactive material.

Citizens and artists created a location to guard the material – reflecting to the non professional organisation of public administration.

Sunday 17 of july the location will be inaugurated.

The press will be informed. Visitors and helpers are welcome.

Sunday 17.07.2016 15:00 hrs
Galerie Brücke
Brückenstr. 3
48739 Legden-Asbeck
Phone: 02566-559270
email / at /

Exhibition Radioaktiv – artists :
– Petra Nijman
– Istallation Hans Nijman
– Video Hans Nijman
– Performance “Atomianer”
– Installation “Endlager”
– Alternatives to nuclear energy – Jürgen Kruse
– artist talk

pan de artistas


pan de artistas – collaboracion between artists and tradicional bakery in spain

Friday, 03.06.2016 after 11 a.m. the spanish artists Clara Llabata and Juan Petry offer the first fine artesanal bread (made with high bio quality seeds and cereals, spring water and local fruits and vegetables).

More: website of the artist |

dinner with the artist – recipe 1


CASAdelDRAGON | Cervera del Maestre | Spain

salad (main shoot) with onion and champignons on rice with pink pepper

per person

100 gr fresh champignons
150 gr lettuce leaves
1 main shoot, upper 10 cm, cutted into small pieces
100 gr rice
6 pink pepper corns
1 medium size onion
3 big spoons olive oil
10 gr sea salt
2 l spring water
1 garlic
1 small piece of inger
ras el hanout
rice with inger and garlic cooking in spring water without salt, after 5 min boiled swelling without further heat, draining
champignons fry in 2 table spoons of olive oil
salad leaves with hands teared into small pieces, mixed with the cutted pieces of the main shoot and cooked in spring water for 10 minutes, draining
onion cutted into small pieces and roasted gently in 1 table spoon of olive oil
onions folded into the salad, to add some seasoning at the end with ras el hanout and sea salt
pink pepper crashed in a mortar, sprinkled on top of the rice
served with red wine (fitou)


recipe number 1 – served at the terrace of the artist residence CASAdelRAGON – apply for your dinner with the artist now.

About love of pleasureI take you on a journey of art and culture from Spain and Europe and welcome you as my guest in the dragon house terrace. Apply for your personal dinner (04.06. – 25.06.2016, saturdays 20-22 hrs, only by appointment, max. 4 person) by mail.

Family Constellations – performance by Juan Petry – Rheinbach (GER)


Family Constellations also known as Systemic Constellations and Systemic Family Constellations is an alternative therapeutic method which draws on elements of family systems therapy, existential phenomenology and Zulu attitudes to family. In a single session, a Family Constellation supposedly attempts to reveal a previously unrecognized systemic dynamic that spans multiple generations in a given family and to resolve the deleterious effects of that dynamic by encouraging the subject to encounter representatives of the past and accept the factual reality of the past (Wikipedia).”

Family constellation – a seduction – performance by Juan Petry, Ibrahim Almeslat and Nicole Bartel – Rheinbach 15.05.2016 – 18 hrs. – Glaspavillon – An der Glasfachschule

free entrance – 17.00 doors open – more activities here

art of bread

bread of the artist - prototypes of different cereals

bread of the artist – prototypes of different cereals

the bread of the artist

In 2016 the conceptual artist Juan Petry started a project around bread in Castellon (Spain).

“As part of my german roots i was growing up in Cologne, a capital of art and culture in Germany. In this country we have a lot of different types of bread. If we went into a normal bakery you could select between more than 30 types of bread normaly, sometimes they offer more than 100 individual variations (Juan Petry).”

Many foreigners and even spanish people with some knowledge about this country of bread would like to have the chance to get such a bread here in spain. The local oeconomic situation is worst for all. Petry decide to promote and help to develop a network between customers and producers of bread, as a social sculpture and itself a social intervention and art work.

In May 2016 he will publish the first joint-venture in art with the local bakery in Cervera del Maestre. This will give local people, gastronomy and hotels access to his bread: “El  drac – pan de artistas“.



fresh and clean water from one of the last open fountaines in the area of Cervera del Maestre – Font Sant Vincente – Traiguera

The ingredients for this bread are high quality plants from the region of Tarragona (spelled, rye, corn, potato). All is local and bio! We us fresh clear water from a local fontaine.

The bread will be availible in the local bakery of Cervera del Maestre (every friday) and in selected places around in the Baix Maestrat.

More information here .


art on the road 4 – a trip to the south

open call for creatives

open call for creatives

Juan Petry – conceptual artist – invites creative people to join him on the way to the south. If you like to have a break, if you want to change your life, if you need new input and if you like to meet nice poeple on the way, apply here and now

Natural farming – hommage for Masanobu Fukuoka

Xavier - wwoofer from Barcelona - formed some clay seed balls

Xavier – wwoofer from Barcelona – formed some clay seed balls

CASAdelDRAGON develop the sculpture garden in some areas by using do-nothing-agriculture, designed and developed by Masanobu Fukuoka.

As part of the socio cultural activities we formed with local clay seed bombs (pumpkin, tomato, beans, paprika) and invited the wwoofers throwing them on unused terraces in the garden.


Xavier - wwoofer from Barcelona - formed some clay seed balls

Juan Petry watered the balls and throw them in the garden area

To start the process of germination we watered the balls before.


The eagle has landed - one clay seed ball - broken and ready to start the germination

The eagle has landed – one clay seed ball – broken and ready to start the germination

In a first session in mid april 2016 we distributed more than 50 seed bombs in an area of 400 sqaure meters on the lower area of the sculpture garden. We marked some places and we will monitor and document the results here in the blog.

More about Masanobu Fukuokanatural farming – permaculture – guerrilla gardening