Diamonds for Life

DATE February 08, 2014
LOCATION Royal 'Paleis op de Meir' of Antwerp, Belgium
LINK Art Antwerp 2014 Intro Event - Click here to watch the review!

Event description

AA'14 Intro Event ‘Diamonds for Life’

In order to bring to light and promote 'Art Antwerp International Art & Design 2014', TM-ART organized and hosted an introductory event at the historic, royal ‘Paleis op de Meir’ in Antwerp city from the 8th to the 13th of February, 2014.

D4L: A beautiful, world-class exhibition of select works by Gabriel Meiring and Thomas Maes. The two were later joined by 13 international artists.
In an effort to bring fine art and jewel design together, the group showcased Antwerp Diamond jewel designs and pieces alongside Meiring’s intricate and beautiful works and Maes’s structured and organic paintings and sculptures. A first VIP reception was held on the 8th, wherein guests were treated to an haute-cuisine standing dinner, champagne and cocktail service, classical piano performances and an auction benefitting the Belgian Cancer Foundation 'Kom op Tegen Kanker'. On the 10th, additional select artists and designers installed and exhibited artwork for an exclusive 3 day exhibition.

The line-up: Art Xchange Gallery (of Indonesia - presenting the works of Andy Wahono, M Aidi Yupri and Antoe Budiono), a book stand for the limited edition magnum opus 'Dreams of Diamonds' by Alastair Laidlaw and Christine Marsden, artists Alexander Lee, Rudy Van Nieuwenhove, Priska Medam, Monica Andres, Vincent Messelier, Roderick Lloyd and Igor Kormyshev.

A second VIP vernissage soirée was held in their honor. During our evening VIP events on the 8th and 10th of February, the Napoleon Museum was open and guided tours provided.

Tickets: 200 euro
Rooms available at the Antwerp Hilton Hotel at a discounted price for our guests. Reservations: - visit to see accommodations and services offered.

8 February 2014
19:00 - Opening Vernissage , Napoleon museum open-door visit, VIP Gala Reception, walking dinner (by Horta), wine and champagne service
21:00 - Charity Auction benefitting ‘Kom op Tegen Kanker’
21:00 - 23:00 Coffee bar and deserts by Grani d’Oro Monte-Carlo
21:30 - 22:00 Live piano performance by Gabriel Meiring
9 February
10:00 - 17:00 Maes & Meiring Exhibition open to the public
10 February
10:00 - 15:00 Exhibition open to the public – upon closing additional artists to begin install
19: 00 - VIP Vernissage Reception and Napoleon Museum tours
20: 00 - Walking dinner service by Grand Café Horta Horta, wine & champagne, art exhibit viewing 21:00 - Coffee & dessert (by Grani d’Oro Monte-Carlo)
11 February
10:00 - 17:00 Exhibition open to the public
12 February
10:00 - 17:00 Exhibition open to the public
13 February
10:00 - 17:00 Exhibition open to the public