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“Alentejo, Fonte de Inspiração” exhibition opens - Jan 12th

“Alentejo, Fonte de Inspiração” exhibition opens - Jan 12thDutchman Ben Helmink, passionate about the Alentejo, exhibits “Alentejo, Fonte de Inspiração”at João Gomes Realarte Galeria Café, Rua da Amendoeira 25 r/c Loja B in the city of Faro. The fine-art exhibition shows Ben´s work made from 2006 to 2018.

The opening takes place on Saturday 12 January at 16:00 h. The exhibition runs to Friday 25 January inclusive.

Ben HelminkBen Helmink, fine artist, was born in The Netherlands and studied Art and Art History in Amsterdam. For many years he taught arts and crafts at schools in the same city. Ben often travelled to Italy to study the Italian Renaissance.

He has lived with his spouse Rian close to the barrage lake Santa Clara in the Alentejo since 2006. As a fine artist, he developed in painting and drawing in his own studio Monte das Moradias. Ben held various solo exhibitions and exhibited with his colleagues of the group ArtwaysArt.
In 2016 Ben joined the artist group Peace Art and Society in Faro.

The themes of his work vary from ancient Greek and Roman culture, the regional nature and culture of the Alentejo, to music and dance. The use of materials consists mainly of oil and acrylic paint in combination with sand structure and slate.

“Alentejo, Fonte de Inspiração” exhibition opens - Jan 12thFurthermore, during a large part of the year, Ben runs workshops in painting and drawing as well as in the application of sand structure on canvas.
In addition Ben paints and draws on request, particularly in aquarelle.

João Gomes Realarte Galeria Café is close to the University of the Algarve, Campus Penha. Opening hours: 08:00 – 22:00 h. Closed on Mondays.

Venue: João Gomes Realarte Galeria Café, Rua da Amendoeira 25, r/c Loja B 8005-545 Faro Portugal (map)
W: https://www.joaogomesrealarte.com