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“Orientalismos” arrives Monday at ‘Ajuntament Vell’ gallery

cartell 2020 orientalismosThis Monday at 6.00pm, Orientalismos will take up residence at the Sala d’Exposicions “Ajuntament Vell”. The exhibit is open to the public —barring weekly closures on Sunday and Monday— from 11.00am to 2.00pm and 6.00pm to 8.00pm until 7 November.

Orientalismos is the union of Aida Miró and Simona Marziani, two artists and lovers of travel, nature and wide-ranging cultural influences, but it is also an invitation, beckoning visitors to join its creators on a tour of the ample range of possibilities offered by resin.

The paintings and artistic objects which Miró and Marziani exhibit integrate and harmonise that which surrounds them: nature; colourful, original characters; music and dance and the meeting of the free spirits of distinct cultures and countries, particularly those of the East (meditation, Zen, Buddhism, yoga, mandalas...). These things play their part in the creative process and exercise a discernible influence on the two artists.

Eivissa-born Aida Miró has lived in New York for the last six years, giving classes and working out of her studio in the Bronx. She received her undergraduate’s in fine arts and a doctorate in education, writing a dissertation on contemporary Japanese butoh dance that received cum laude mention from the Autonomous University of Madrid.

Simona Marziani was born in Milan, where she started illustrating and designing trompe l’oeils after studying art. Focusing energy on her own creative work since 1995, Marziani lives on Eivissa. She is a lover of Eastern philosophy, travel and nature.

23 October 2020
Department of Communications
Consell de Formentera

Formentera celebrates All Saints’ Day with screenings of fantasy and terror shorts

cartell 2020 curtmetratgesThe Formentera Department of Culture reports that on Friday 30 October, islanders are invited to an evening of fantasy- and terror-themed short films organised by the Barcelona International and Short Animation Film Festival (Mecal) in association with the Formentera Film Festival.

Screenings will start at 7.30pm in the Sala de Cultura (Cinema). Admission is free, but reservations are required to attend (email requests may be sent to reserves@conselldeformentera.cat). Public health measures will be observed.

Shorts in the special evening of terror will be screened from Spain, Switzerland, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, United Kingdom and France.

Films include:

El Juego - The Game (Peru, 2019)
Swipe (Netherlands, 2019)
The Dreamer (Norway, 2019)
Who’s that at the back of the bus? (UK, 2018)
Cerdita (Spain, 2018) Youth Jury Prize, Formentera Film 2019
The girl in the snow (Switzerland, 2017)
Le crayon (Belgium-France-Switzerland, 2017)
9 pasos (Spain, 2018)
Horrorscope (Spain, 2019)
A little taste (Spain, 2019)

Mecal is regarded as one of the most firmly-rooted of Spain’s film festivals, with quality, diversity and originality considered trademark characteristics. The All Saints’ Day evening of screenings has been put together in association with Formentera Film Festival, whose organisers have actively sought collaborative projects with distinct festivals since the very start of FFF. From 25 to 27 November, the organising arm of FFF will join forces with Espai F to host Cinema als quatre vents, where guests of La Mola’s Casa del Poble can catch jury favourites from the 21st Soria International Short Film Fest.

23 October 2020
Department of Communications
Consell de Formentera

Winter hours in effect at La Mola lighthouse

foto 2020 far de la molaThe Formentera Department of Culture reports that low-season hours will henceforth be observed at El Far de la Mola. The lighthouse will be open for visits 10.00am to 2.00pm, Tuesday to Saturday, with weekly closures Sundays and Mondays.

A monument to civil engineering, La Mola’s lighthouse was designed by Emili Pou Bonet and completed in 1861. Today the building houses a space which is devoted to culture and to showcasing the island’s maritime heritage. It is divided into two clearly distinct exhibition spaces. The permanent exhibition explores its main focus —the sea— from a variety of angles: the marine environment, natural resources management, navigation and light signals. A second space is dedicated to temporary art exhibits.

General admission is €4.50, though residents of the Balearic Islands, youth under 18 and unemployed individuals enter free (pensioners and students get in at a reduced rate of €2.50).

20 October 2020
Department of Communications
Consell de Formentera

Consell offers courses and workshops for adults

cartell 2020 cursos 2The Department of Culture and Education and Department of Commerce of the Consell de Formentera present the autumn and winter catalogue of adult courses and workshops. The covid-19 crisis, new sanitary and safety protocol and capacity restrictions mean a number of offerings —Teresa Matilla’s craft and painting clinic, Aaron Keydar’s woodcutting course and Silvia Jobani’s pottery workshop— will only be able to accommodate previously enrolled students.

Enrolment is still open for the beginners’ course on digital photography by Jose Antonio Arribas. Eight hours of instruction will be spread across two units, 23–28 November and 14–19 December. Classes will blend theory with hands-on learning so students can learn a range of photo techniques inside the classroom and out. This course is for anyone who wants to get the most out of their camera or to dive deep into an array of photographic disciplines. Tuition is €60, with a 30% reduction available for students under 30 and retirees.

Signing up
Registration can be completed at the Oficina d’Atenció al Ciutadà (“Citizen Information Office”/ OAC) or online on the OVAC.

19 October 2020
Department of Communications
Consell de Formentera

“Árboles y tal...”, the newest exhibit from Robert P. Hawkins, takes up residence at Centre ‘Gabrielet’

cartell 2020 arboles y talBack on the island that the artist has called home part of every year and where he has exhibited work since the eighties, Robert P. Hawkins (Boston, 1948) today prepares to share a selection of recent pieces at Centre Antoni Tur ‘Gabrielet’. With Árboles y tal..., Hawkins presents variously sized oil canvasses inspired by Formentera landscapes and offering particular prominence to trees and plants.

Beginning its run this Saturday 17 October at 7.00pm, the exhibit will be open 11.00am to 2.00pm and 6.00pm to 8.00pm until 26 October. Closed Sundays and Mondays.

15 October 2020
Department of Communications
Consell de Formentera

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