Meanwhile in Nieuw Amsterdam: Suriname Heritage Festival

Thursday February 10 thru Sunday February 13, 2011 the first edition of the Suriname Heritage Festival will take place in the Commewijne District. Visual art will be part of this festival too. In one of the former gun powder depots, the Kruithuis, on the terrain of Fort Nieuw Amsterdam, an exhibition will be held with many participants. The works on display will be for sale. So art lovers … don’t miss this. Note that the exhibition in the gun powder depot will go on for another week!

Concept gapuro

Also, on the spot on the banks of the confluence of the Suriname River and the Commewijne River called “Landing”, a collaborative work of art is being established right now: a “gapuro”. Gapuro is a Javanese word meaning: entrance, arch of honor. It also means: “Feel welcome”. A metal construction was made, and artists will hand in their works on metal plates to be attached to this construction.

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The official program of the Suriname Heritage Festival starts on Thursday at 17:00 hrs till 19:00 hrs at the center of Nieuw Amsterdam. But early birds can already enjoy a nature trip to Matapica beach starting 09:00 hrs that same day. An elaborate program for Thursday thru Sunday can be found on this page and on the Sugenda website.

On the Facebook page of Readytex Art Gallery lots of nice images.


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