The Art Fair Where The Public Meet The Artists Brussels Accessible Art Fair from 13-15 May 2011 at the Conrad Brussels Hotel www.accessibleartfair.com
In recent years the Brussels Accessible Art Fair (BAAF) has emerged as a major event in the arts and cultural scene in Brussels. It is an art at the Conrad Brussels Hotel that showcases over fifty artists from Belgium, across Europe and further afield.
Director and founder Stéphanie Manasseh says ‘We have welcomed back a number of favorite artists who exhibit regularly but we also need to see new artists, styles and formats that are out there. So we’ve brought together more new talented artists and new works’.
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François Coorens (BE)
Born in 1971 in Belgium, he studied graphic design at the Institut Saint-Luc de Liège. Finally prompted by a desire for the exotic and tropical heat, he chose the heart of the Brussels winter to delve into the world of the jungle and create his new collection: ‘Vegetal Coriac’.
Gordon Hopkins (USA)
Gordon sets the outline of everyday objects over layers of colour, building up the material using oil bar and paint. Patterns, forms, fish; gardens to landscapes are some of the many subjects in his work. Currently living and working in Brussels he gathers new ideas and images for his paintings.“In my work as an artist it is very important for me to explore the use of bold colours with many layers, repetition and larger than life format. I like to accentuate or exaggerate a sometimes-ordinary object or image.”
May 2011 in support of Special Olympics Belgium
Special Olympics Belgium is the charity of choice of the 2011 Brussels Accessible Art Fair helping to raise funds through the lace campaign to support Special Olympics athletes to participate in the 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Athens, Greece, taking place from 25th June – 4th July, 2011.
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Brussels Accessible Art Fair from May 13 to 15, 2011 – Opening reception Friday, May 13, 2011 from 18h to 22h. – Opening Saturday, May 14 from 10h to 18h. 19h- 22h Sponsored by Boston University VIP night by invitation only. – Opening Sunday, May 15 from 10th to 19h. – Free entrance always – Address : Conrad Brussels Hotel, Avenue Louise 71, 1050 Brussels.
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About Accessible Art Fair
Since 2007, The Accessible Art Fair has provided opportunities for the public to buy high quality original artwork and design directly from emerging and established artists in a relaxed atmosphere. Unlike conventional art fairs, the artist and the buyer meet face- to-face bringing the buyer true insight into the artwork they are purchasing. We believe that this creates a unique experience for buying art. The art fair attracts over 6,000 visitors from Belgium and abroad. Entrance is free always and we are pleased to work in partnership with the Conrad Brussels.
What we do ?
– We bring 50 Belgian, European and international artists direct to the public – Artworks are on sale for between €100 – and €5,000. The public browses, talks with the artists and can takthe man at the window – marcel ceuppense the art away. – Entrance to the fair is free always – There is a coffee bar, drinks an snacks available – The Conrad hotel is accessible by car, metro, tram – We will be hosting an opening night on Friday 13 May from 1800 – Personal art shopper – a service where we come to your home or office and help you decide which artworks are for you.
Stéphanie Manasseh – Director & Founder of Accessible Art Fairs
Stephanie Manasseh was born in Montreal in 1974. In 1997, she graduated from McGill University and decided to leave Canada for Europe. She worked and settled in Prague, Milan and Brussels. In 2005, she moved to Brussels and discovered a gap in the art market. She decided to create the Accessible Art Fair, bringing its audience works of art of high quality and affordable prices, all in a central environment. Four years later, the Accessible Art Fair has become a major player in the arts and cultural scene in Brussels.
Accessible art fairs are planned in Vienna and Tel Aviv in 2011 – see www.accessibleartfair.com for more details.
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