Category Archives: Art

644. Curaçao’s Viral Cookie Monster

Curaçao’s “Cookie Monster of the Sea” is about three feet tall and located off Westpunt… and we can’t deny that the resemblance is strong, very strong… so much so that he’s been featured on: GrindTV Daily Mail Yahoo News Canada  NYPost SocialNewsDaily

644. Curaçao’s Viral Cookie Monster

Curaçao’s “Cookie Monster of the Sea” is about three feet tall and located off Westpunt… and we can’t deny that the resemblance is strong, very strong… so much so that he’s been featured on: GrindTV Daily Mail Yahoo News Canada  NYPost SocialNewsDaily

646. Curaçao’s Chopin

Curaçao filmmaker Alaric Alexander Smeets directed and produced “Nostalgia: The Music of Wim Statius Muller”, a deeply moving gem of a documentary about the life and work of “Curaçao’s Chopin”. Statius Muller makes a particularly fascinating subject — and not just

646. Curaçao’s Chopin

Curaçao filmmaker Alaric Alexander Smeets directed and produced “Nostalgia: The Music of Wim Statius Muller”, a deeply moving gem of a documentary about the life and work of “Curaçao’s Chopin”. Statius Muller makes a particularly fascinating subject — and not just

647. Curaçao Street Art

Urban adventurer extraordinaire Leslie Koch, founder of Downtown Traveler and frequent blogger, is not afraid of stepping out of her comfort zone and her blog is perfect for people who seek offbeat travel destinations, snap photos of street art on their iPhones, don’t shy

647. Curaçao Street Art

Urban adventurer extraordinaire Leslie Koch, founder of Downtown Traveler and frequent blogger, is not afraid of stepping out of her comfort zone and her blog is perfect for people who seek offbeat travel destinations, snap photos of street art on their iPhones, don’t shy

648. Curaçao’s Portraitist

A visual learner, Lysa De Windt (30) considers portrait photography so much more than merely clicking a shutter: “that person in front of me feels vulnerable… I’m to earn their trust by trying to understand what they want to communicate

648. Curaçao’s Portraitist

A visual learner, Lysa De Windt (30) considers portrait photography so much more than merely clicking a shutter: “that person in front of me feels vulnerable… I’m to earn their trust by trying to understand what they want to communicate

655. Curaçao Authenticity (Part 2)

Though Facebook is a major distraction most of the time, I’m also very grateful to Facebook, for it has introduced me to a very awesome Curaçao painter, graphic designer and photographer: Ariadne Faries. This is the second installment of Ariadne’s ‘Being Curaçao’ photo

655. Curaçao Authenticity (Part 2)

Though Facebook is a major distraction most of the time, I’m also very grateful to Facebook, for it has introduced me to a very awesome Curaçao painter, graphic designer and photographer: Ariadne Faries. This is the second installment of Ariadne’s ‘Being Curaçao’ photo

657. Curaçao’s Saddletree / Gum Tree

  ALL PHOTOS BY RITA MENDES-FLOHR. The Gum Tree grows a massive reddish trunk made up of soft, almost leathery wood. In fact, donkey saddles were made of it back in the day, hence its Papiamentu name: Palu di sia

657. Curaçao’s Saddletree / Gum Tree

  ALL PHOTOS BY RITA MENDES-FLOHR. The Gum Tree grows a massive reddish trunk made up of soft, almost leathery wood. In fact, donkey saddles were made of it back in the day, hence its Papiamentu name: Palu di sia

659. Curaçao Authenticity (Part 1)

Though Facebook is a major distraction most of the time, I’m also very grateful to Facebook, for it has introduced me to Curaçao painter, graphic designer and photographer: Ariadne Faries. This is the first installment of her ‘Being Curaçao’ photo series… because

659. Curaçao Authenticity (Part 1)

Though Facebook is a major distraction most of the time, I’m also very grateful to Facebook, for it has introduced me to Curaçao painter, graphic designer and photographer: Ariadne Faries. This is the first installment of her ‘Being Curaçao’ photo series… because

666. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 7)

ALL PROVERB PRINTS BY ANGUINE HODGE. #717. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 6) #733. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 5) #787. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 4) #824. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 3) #844. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 2) #860. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom

666. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 7)

ALL PROVERB PRINTS BY ANGUINE HODGE. #717. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 6) #733. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 5) #787. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 4) #824. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 3) #844. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 2) #860. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom

669. Nini’s Driftwood Art

Originally from Germany, Christine (“Nini”) Tsirikidis moved to Curaçao three years ago and became fascinated with driftwood found along Curaçao’s north shore. Washed onto shore by the wind and tide, driftwood (also known as marine debris or tidewrack) in all shapes and

669. Nini’s Driftwood Art

Originally from Germany, Christine (“Nini”) Tsirikidis moved to Curaçao three years ago and became fascinated with driftwood found along Curaçao’s north shore. Washed onto shore by the wind and tide, driftwood (also known as marine debris or tidewrack) in all shapes and

670. Salsa Giants in Curaçao

Last summer over 12,000 music lovers gathered at the Curaçao North Sea Jazz Festival 2012 for a once-in-a-lifetime treat: Sergio George united the world’s Salsa Giants on one stage: Marc Anthony, Oscar D’Leon, Cheo Feliciano, Luis Enrique, Andy Montanyez, Willy Chirino, Jose Alberto “El Canario”,

670. Salsa Giants in Curaçao

Last summer over 12,000 music lovers gathered at the Curaçao North Sea Jazz Festival 2012 for a once-in-a-lifetime treat: Sergio George united the world’s Salsa Giants on one stage: Marc Anthony, Oscar D’Leon, Cheo Feliciano, Luis Enrique, Andy Montanyez, Willy Chirino, Jose Alberto “El Canario”,

671. Curaçao’s heART

Born and raised in Curaçao, Valerie Parisius now travels the world discovering beautiful sights and interesting people. Along the way she keeps a diary of her drawings. Her work is so awesome that she was recently awarded the Top Talent

671. Curaçao’s heART

Born and raised in Curaçao, Valerie Parisius now travels the world discovering beautiful sights and interesting people. Along the way she keeps a diary of her drawings. Her work is so awesome that she was recently awarded the Top Talent

673. Curaçao’s YouTube Celeb Captain Alex Alberto

Written by Jeroen Jansen. Translated by Carolina Gomes-Casseres. Our beloved Alex Alberto (qepd) passed away on July 5, 2013. He was a colorful man, a man who always had a story to tell. If you care to read his stories, simply

673. Curaçao’s YouTube Celeb Captain Alex Alberto

Written by Jeroen Jansen. Translated by Carolina Gomes-Casseres. Our beloved Alex Alberto (qepd) passed away on July 5, 2013. He was a colorful man, a man who always had a story to tell. If you care to read his stories, simply

679. Curaçao Music Box

Written by Ieteke Witteveen. Edited by Carolina Gomes-Casseres.  A Euro-inspired roving barrel piano with a cranking handle on its side marks our special occasions (christenings, communions, birthday parties and cultural events) and is a fixture at our siman di kultura. Our ka’i orgel

679. Curaçao Music Box

Written by Ieteke Witteveen. Edited by Carolina Gomes-Casseres.  A Euro-inspired roving barrel piano with a cranking handle on its side marks our special occasions (christenings, communions, birthday parties and cultural events) and is a fixture at our siman di kultura. Our ka’i orgel

683. Tula: The Revolt

Tula: The Revolt is a new feature film by director Jeroen Leinders and producer Dolph Van Stapele set in Curaçao in 1795. It tells the true story of Curaçao’s largest slave uprising against Dutch oppressors. The revolt was spearheaded by Tula, our most significant national

683. Tula: The Revolt

Tula: The Revolt is a new feature film by director Jeroen Leinders and producer Dolph Van Stapele set in Curaçao in 1795. It tells the true story of Curaçao’s largest slave uprising against Dutch oppressors. The revolt was spearheaded by Tula, our most significant national

684. Izaline Calister’s “No Love Without Freedom”

Review by Jairo Lobo Sometimes you stumble upon these marvelous little delights; bright gems that bear witness to the power and importance of sincerity and love, both in daily life and within the art itself. Izaline Calister and the Volksoperahuis’ new musical “Geen

684. Izaline Calister’s “No Love Without Freedom”

Review by Jairo Lobo Sometimes you stumble upon these marvelous little delights; bright gems that bear witness to the power and importance of sincerity and love, both in daily life and within the art itself. Izaline Calister and the Volksoperahuis’ new musical “Geen