Category Archives: Art

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

687. The First Opera in Papiamentu

The Brainchild and Labor of Love of Tania Kross, Carel de Haseth and Randal Corsen ‘KATIBU DI SHON’ IS AN UNMISTAKABLE ENRICHMENT OF OUR CULTURAL HERITAGE – Katibu di Shon, opera, seen on the Opening Night, July 1st 2013 at

687. The First Opera in Papiamentu

The Brainchild and Labor of Love of Tania Kross, Carel de Haseth and Randal Corsen ‘KATIBU DI SHON’ IS AN UNMISTAKABLE ENRICHMENT OF OUR CULTURAL HERITAGE – Katibu di Shon, opera, seen on the Opening Night, July 1st 2013 at

689. Mi Tera (My Land) by Philip A. Rademaker

Poem and translation by Philip A. Rademaker, first published in “Bos di buriku”. Photos by Rita Mendes-Flohr, check out her stunning blog for more. In Papiamentu — Mi tera Mi tera ta un pais di hérue di bròns i misa merikanu,

689. Mi Tera (My Land) by Philip A. Rademaker

Poem and translation by Philip A. Rademaker, first published in “Bos di buriku”. Photos by Rita Mendes-Flohr, check out her stunning blog for more. In Papiamentu — Mi tera Mi tera ta un pais di hérue di bròns i misa merikanu,

691. Curaçao’s Crowdsourced Painting

Hundreds of young and old yu di Kòrsou huddled together, paintbrush in hand, this past weekend to paint the longest canvas in the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Caribbean, and by some accounts — the world — at 2 km (1.25

691. Curaçao’s Crowdsourced Painting

Hundreds of young and old yu di Kòrsou huddled together, paintbrush in hand, this past weekend to paint the longest canvas in the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Caribbean, and by some accounts — the world — at 2 km (1.25

692. Curaçao’s Freedom Fighters

“The monument can be the beginning of the healing process… Descendants of the slave owners… must also come and look at this monument… and say and believe that such a thing will never happen again. Then we can let bygones

692. Curaçao’s Freedom Fighters

“The monument can be the beginning of the healing process… Descendants of the slave owners… must also come and look at this monument… and say and believe that such a thing will never happen again. Then we can let bygones

694. Curaçao’s Beloved Duo Penotti: Father Paul Brenneker and Poet Elis Juliana

Written by Ariadne Faries. My fascination with the work of Elis Juliana (1927-2013) and Father Paul Brenneker (1912-1996) began at 7 years old. It was inspired by their Sambumbu volumes [of folk books]. I longed to collaborate with them and contribute, become

694. Curaçao’s Beloved Duo Penotti: Father Paul Brenneker and Poet Elis Juliana

Written by Ariadne Faries. My fascination with the work of Elis Juliana (1927-2013) and Father Paul Brenneker (1912-1996) began at 7 years old. It was inspired by their Sambumbu volumes [of folk books]. I longed to collaborate with them and contribute, become

698. Curaçao Artist Francis Sling

Born and bred yu’i Kòrsou living in the Netherlands since 2000, Francis Sling (33) was recently commissioned to paint a mural for the International Youth Hostel Mandala in Xining, a small but up-and-coming tourist destination in China’s northwest Qinghai Province. The

698. Curaçao Artist Francis Sling

Born and bred yu’i Kòrsou living in the Netherlands since 2000, Francis Sling (33) was recently commissioned to paint a mural for the International Youth Hostel Mandala in Xining, a small but up-and-coming tourist destination in China’s northwest Qinghai Province. The

703. Expat-Writer-in-Curaçao Guilie Castillo

Don’t you just love it when you stumble upon eloquent writing? The type that captures the heart of the matter in just a few sentences? The type that resonates deep in your core? Well, I sincerely thank the Google Gods for introducing

703. Expat-Writer-in-Curaçao Guilie Castillo

Don’t you just love it when you stumble upon eloquent writing? The type that captures the heart of the matter in just a few sentences? The type that resonates deep in your core? Well, I sincerely thank the Google Gods for introducing

709. Curaçao’s Trippy Zanolinos

I visited France-born father, Philippe, and Curaçao-born son, Giovani, Zanolino on Doomsday: 12/21/2012. In hindsight, the world did not end. But I do feel like I’ve entered a new era in my existence, a new beginning, a renewed enlightenment, as the website

709. Curaçao’s Trippy Zanolinos

I visited France-born father, Philippe, and Curaçao-born son, Giovani, Zanolino on Doomsday: 12/21/2012. In hindsight, the world did not end. But I do feel like I’ve entered a new era in my existence, a new beginning, a renewed enlightenment, as the website

717. Sketches of Curacao Wisdom (Part 6)

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

717. Sketches of Curacao Wisdom (Part 6)

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

723. The Flying Boy from Curaçao

This photo popped up in one of my routine Google searches a little under a year ago. Struck by its beauty, I immediately saved it down to my computer, neglecting to source it. The colors and movement are (obviously) incredible:

723. The Flying Boy from Curaçao

This photo popped up in one of my routine Google searches a little under a year ago. Struck by its beauty, I immediately saved it down to my computer, neglecting to source it. The colors and movement are (obviously) incredible:

724. Curaçao Street Artist Garrick Marchena

Special thanks to Natasha Chatlein, one of the organizers of ‘Curaçao Night in San Francisco’ at de Young Museum (May 17, 2013) for this post.  Don’t miss the event! Artist Spotlight: Garrick Marchena a.k.a the Civil Engineer slash Break Dancer

724. Curaçao Street Artist Garrick Marchena

Special thanks to Natasha Chatlein, one of the organizers of ‘Curaçao Night in San Francisco’ at de Young Museum (May 17, 2013) for this post.  Don’t miss the event! Artist Spotlight: Garrick Marchena a.k.a the Civil Engineer slash Break Dancer

731. Curaçao Drought

“Our nature is rugged… rough… and not just around the edges. Her charm lies in her resilience. She is what she is. She resembles our temperament… authentic, but not always welcoming.” – Writer, poet, painter, Curaçao culture fiend, Philip A. Rademaker

731. Curaçao Drought

“Our nature is rugged… rough… and not just around the edges. Her charm lies in her resilience. She is what she is. She resembles our temperament… authentic, but not always welcoming.” – Writer, poet, painter, Curaçao culture fiend, Philip A. Rademaker

733. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 5)

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

733. Sketches of Curaçao Wisdom (Part 5)

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

755. Curaçao’s Carnival in the Sky

We spend most of our childhood running around outdoors, soaking up the sun and cherishing life’s simple pleasures: flying kites (fli, ironically pron: flee), spinning tops (trom), filling our dad’s socks with marbles (ninichi, pron: neeneechee) and dominating the gutter in front of our classrooms during school

755. Curaçao’s Carnival in the Sky

We spend most of our childhood running around outdoors, soaking up the sun and cherishing life’s simple pleasures: flying kites (fli, ironically pron: flee), spinning tops (trom), filling our dad’s socks with marbles (ninichi, pron: neeneechee) and dominating the gutter in front of our classrooms during school