Antwerp Event Diamonds for Life: a Shining Success!
A Review on Antwerp’s First Fine Art and Jewelry Fusion Exhibition
Lighting the way for the future of fine art and design, TM-ART Fine Arts International hosted an innovative and prosperous charity event at the royal Paleis op de Meir in Antwerp from the 8th to the 13th of February. A great array of visitors marveled at the beautifully composed exhibition of fine art, design and jewelry. The Diamonds for Life (D4L) event raised funds for the Kom op Tegen Kanker cancer foundation of Belgium.
Over 6 days and 2 VIP receptions, some 900 visitors crowded in from Meir Street to view carefully selected artwork by Gabriel Meiring, Thomas Maes and 13 other artists and craftsmen from around the globe. Among the exhibitors were the generous Alastair Laidlaw and Christine Marsden who donated one of their limited edition prints of Dreams of Diamonds, the world’s largest jewel & photography super-book. The book was sold, along with artwork by misters Maes and Meiring and some jewel work by Michielsen Manufacturing.
Dominick Alexander Rediers and Director Thomas Maes proudly opened the event and extended welcoming words to numerous ambassadors, mayors, ministers and other esteemed guests such as Minister Geert Bourgeois, Minister Annemie Turtelboom, Kristel Strubbe and Schepen Andre Gantman, who expressed their enthusiasm for the coming ART ANTWERP International Art & Design 2014. VIP reception guests were delighted with the haute-cuisine dinner and service by Horta and many toasts were made. Live classical piano performances were composed and played by maestro Gabriel Meiring and a brilliant last minute addition, Ms. Evelyn Sagita Kauw. Throughout the entire event, Grani d’Oro Café of Monte-Carlo offered diverse excellent, quality coffee beverages.
As proposed, this event provided an excellent stage for the participating artists, gallery owners, craftsmen and sponsors who gained much exposure and made solid connections throughout the VIP receptions and daytime visits. Guests and participants were thoroughly satisfied and continue to send praise to the TM-ART team for organizing and hosting this truly world-class event.
Below: Artist Igor Kormyshev with his paintings
Artist Vincent Messelier and wife
TM-ART Fine Arts International extend their gratitude to all who were involved and the team now eagerly devotes itself to launching ART ANTWERP International Art & Design 2014 (13 – 20 June) cultural fair and the ART ANTWERP 2014 Opening Celebration Gala with Hilton Antwerp (14 June).
From Left: Ms. Evelyn Sagita Kauw, Art Xchange Gallery Director Benny Oentoro, Artist Vivien Richter and husband presenting artwork ‘The Hyperbolic Moment’ – a Tribute to Paul Cezanne, 65 x 80 cm, oil and mixed media on canvas, 2014
Artist Rudy van Niewenhove with ‘Dead Right’ and ‘Dead Left’
Director Thomas Maes and Artist Roderick Lloyd presenting a flex-art table piece with unique design ‘Mrs. Stairs Shopping on Golden Boulevard’
Artist Alexander Lee with Illustration ‘The Greatest of Expectations’
Artist Monica Andres Alvarez presenting her artwork ‘Blue as Peace’ of the ‘Keeping Feelings’ series
To see photo coverage of the D4L event, visit TM-ART on Facebook.
To learn more, request an application or inquire about sponsoring for ART ANTWERP, visit www.artantwerp.com.
Brought to you by Art-Expo vzw, TM-ART Fine Arts International and ART ANTWERP International Art & Design 2014, Grani d’Oro Café, ArtTour International, KNACK, ATV, ArtdesAnnonces, Horta, Hilton, Perfect Pixel, Vel’Or and many more.