MAIA-MAY – Celebration weekend of of art and craft in Gozo
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Next month the ARTBOX Gallery, garden and courtyards of B & B Dar ta’ Zeppi in Qala, will be open to the public, showcasing work from a group of local and international artists and craft makers.
This celebration of art and craft is inspired by the theme of MAIA/MAY named after the Roman goddess; celebrating life, spring, mother earth and renewal.
Visitors to the venue are invited to enter the interior of this traditional Gozitan house; see work in the gallery rooms and then emerge into a tranquil garden filled with plants, craft and art.
The organisers said that there will be lots of ideas on how you can decorate your home and dining table on a spring theme.
There will be a wide range of affordable, original artwork and gifts for sale, all hand-crafted on Gozo, including contemporary art, painting & sculpture; photography; ceramics; metalwork; jewellery; painted boxes; art cards; mandalas; ganutell work; home-made natural products; herbal teas; jams; home baking (some lactose/gluten-free).
This weekend event is taking place on the 4th, 5th and 6th of May, and will be the perfect opportunity to meet some of the artists and makers and to buy some special gifts in time for Mother’s Day, a tasty treat for tea, or a special item for yourself and your home.
The ARTBOX resident artists taking part are: Tanja Van Poucke, Hermine Sammut, Barbara Attard Pettett, Jackie Roberts, Peter Muscat and Jorg Bottcher and they are joined by guest artists, makers and bakers: Ed Roberts, Florence Lamine, Connie Gauchi Borg, Marina Tenerelli, Yana India, Josette & Terry Buttigieg, and Amanda/Baba Bubbles.
Dar ta’ Zeppi is located in the centre of Qala – Number 39, 28th April Street – on the main street between the school and the church square, near a bus stop and there’s plenty of street parking.
Opening hours are: 4th May 6-8pm; 5th May 10am-6pm and 6th May 10am-1pm.
For more information please contact: Tanja 99 297 553.
Photos centre: Tanja Van Poucke ‘Maia’ painting (detail) and from top left: Connie Gauchi Borg Ganutell roses, Ed Roberts ‘Caper’ cards, Florence Lamine painted mandala (detail,) Hermine Sammut ceramic sculpture and lidded bowls, Marina Tenerelli ‘Chameleon’ in glow-in-the-dark flourescent paints and Peter Muscat ‘Viking Ship,’ reclaimed metal and cement.