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Art Success for Artist Joyce Balk in the Hague

Art success for artist Joyce Balk in The Hague

We are delighted to inform our visitors about the art success of artist Joyce Balk, one of our talented contributors to this site. Joyce recently returned from her stay in Marbella, to work on and complete art commissions in the Hague where she resides, one being a rather special and unusual Trompe L’oeil  for the prestigious Sociëteit De Witte located in a beautiful  monument in The Hague’s historical centre.

The Nieuwe of Littéraire Sociëteit De Witte was founded on the 2nd of October 1802 and for the past two centuries has played an important role in the social life of The Hague, situated in the inner court of the town next to the parliamentary heart of the country. So it’s in this important building that Joyce was asked to create her trompe L’oeil.

For in the year 2002 a time capsule containing all kinds of memorabilia was constructed in one of the walls of the building and Joyce was asked to paint a trompe l’oeil on that  wall referring to what is hidden behind it and its secrets, will not be revealed until the year  2102. It was a quite responsibility for her, but a task which she accomplished successfully, receiving considerable praise for her unique creation.

Following her success, she was invited to hold an exhibition of her own paintings, at the highly respected Gallerie Het Cleyne Huys which commences on the 8th to the 16th of December and is expected to produce a fine turnout of art lovers and cognoscente to view and appraise her work.

This interesting and well-known gallery owned by Ellen Cleyndert, also has a beautiful, enchanting and impressive sculpture garden, which adjoins the Palace Garden and the Royal Stables at the rear. Although in the  City center you’ll find yourself in a serene, silent garden surrounded by beauty.

To celebrate the occasion, a special poem has been composed by the Dutch artist and poet Albert in ’t Veld, inspired by Joyce’s paintings and he will be accompanied on the classical guitar by Ab Mazie a well- known and talented guitarist and painter.

All in all it should be a rather special art event which should not be missed, and we at Marbella Marbella Adelante wish Joyce all the success in the world, and look forward to her returning to Marbella in the not too distant future where she has many friends and admirers of her stylish artistic creations.

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Dario Poli

Composer, artist, and a published author and illustrator. He is initiator of the campaign to present a better image Internationally, of Marbella and the Costa del Sol. Composer of the music "Marbella Marbella" used as the anthem of the campaign and also many other recorded compositions including Nostradamus, and Corazon, for The Children for Peace Onlus charity in Rome as well as the co-author of the powerful musical drama Lady X and The Power of Destiny. He is also the editor and a founder member of this website.

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