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Abejas de amor – new social art project by Juan Petry

“To bee or not to be, is a real question. (Juan Petry)” The artist has started a new social sculpture project in eastern spain. He offered people in the Maestrazgo region (Castellon) to mount some bee hives in their backyards.

“We want to give bees a social space for personal happiness. Our target is not to make money with honey, our target is, to develop varroa tollerant populations of bees and keep on pollinisation running in the region. Also we use the instinct and strategies of the european bee types to develop a live with varroa and also with chemical treatments of modern argiculture industries.”

The project is part of the activities of the living community familiafeliz and the free university of informal education (UNIIE).

More about: artist | community | ada = abejas de amor | varroa | bees

EUROCRASH – not for sale – Art exhibition

saturdays 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. | sundays 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

5 artists, 5 rooms, 1 concept – not for sale – in times of civil wars driven by money and global business 5 artists make an collective exhibition and show art, but they do not believe in any value of the EURO currency – so YOU could not buy with EURO any of this art works.

little and big paintings, artfacts and sculptures – everything is available – but not for EUROs

Every artwork has its price, defined by the artist. Come and enjoy this art, this art collective, and think about alternative economical concepts.

opening: 04.08.2017 – EUROCR@SH – not for sale – 7 p.m.

opening hours saturdays 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. and sundays 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. and by personal request

entrance free

location: CASAdelDRAGON, Las Parras,19 , 12578 Cervera del Maestre, Castellon, Spain

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primary school of Cervera del Maestre, Castellon, Spain

The primary school of Cervera del Maestre join the art project “the final message” of the spanish germn artist Juan Petry. The artists works and lives part of the year in the historical center of the village in the mountains of Maestrazgo between Benicarlo and Sant Mateo.

The complete school will make a walk to the garden area – in 22 of may – and help to mount the pillar of freedom, charged with hundreds of messages in wine bottles.

At the same time the artist residence CASAdelDRAGON will host youth from Romania. These little artists will prepare the pillar for the local school and support the event in the sculpture garden.

Beside spanish and romanian children other youth groups in Europe will join the project too.

The final message is an social sculpture and art project of Juan Petry and part of an european art project by Alfred Mevissen called pillars of freedom. More than 100 artists from different european countries will mount pillars. The official opening will hapen in 9 of november 2017 in all places.

the final message in Cologne

The art project “the final message” will be part of the xTALK of Juan Petry tomorrow in the art gallery of Luzia Sassen in Cologne (closed event and sold out).

Art lovers are invited to the art space GLASPAVILLION in RHEINBACH to deliver their contemporary message for the future. The space is open every weekend till 20 of May. More…

Selectors and art lovers are invited also, to come to WINDECK GERRESSEN in 6 of May to a one night art show in an old farm house of the HANSEN family (opening at 7 p.m.). We show contemporary art as photography, painting, installation…

It is also a chance to participate in the social sculpture THE FINAL MESSAGE….

ARTSURPRISE – RHEINBACH 2017

The six sense – Nicole Bartel and Rolf Habel invite friends, artists and art lovers again in the crystal pavillion in Rheinbach.

Music, theatre, painting…all kinds of artistic interventions are possible. The art couple invited artists from all over the world to participate in an digital art exhibition and will organize many special events between 29.04. and 20.05.

ARTSURPRISE will be part of the show. Recharged with art from Germany, Poland, Russia, Afghanistan, Peru, Argentina, Venezuela, Romania, France, Catalunya, Spain, Belgium and many other countries YOU will get your very special and unique piece of art.

Enjoy the long term performance. Meet us 29.04.2017 in Rheinbach, Glaspavillion, near the Glasfachschule, at 4 p.m.

More information: Facebook | WeiseundArt | Artsurprise | Rheinbach

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.

Radioactive – exhibition in Asbeck – gallery BRUECKE

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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 / galeriebruecke.de
http://www.galeriebruecke.de

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

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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

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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)

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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.