Networking drink in one of Brussel's trendiest venues.
Come and meet the organiser of the Brussels'Accessible Art Fair.
Networking Drink with Stephanie Manasseh, Director and Founder of the “Accessible Art Fair”
Do you long to invest in a ‘real work of art’, but don’t often venture into a gallery? Would you like to meet rising and known artists face to face?
We are delighted to invite you to our next networking drink which will take place in Ixelles’ art gallery “Atelier Sidnei Tendler”.
Come and hear from the organiser of 5 successful international Art exhibitions, among which is the upcoming Brussels’ Accessible Art Fair with more than 3,000 visitors last year!
Our new Sponsoring Partner, Stephanie Manasseh, Director and Founder of the “Accessible Art Fair”, will share with us her connaisseur’s tips in preparation of next November’s event in Brussels.
An exclusive gift will be offered to all PWI members attending the drink!!
This is a great opportunity to re-connect with professional women, colleagues and friends and find out more about the trendy, yet still affordable art that is readily available in Brussels.
We are very much looking forward to seeing you next Monday!
*Accessible Art Fair is held twice a year and connects artists, many previously unknown, with the art-loving public. The fair in 2010 had 55 artists and more than 3,000 visitors.
Stephanie Manasseharrived in Brussels from Montreal, via Prague and Milan, in 2004.
The idea of founding the Accessible Art fair grew bit by bit,’ says Stephanie. ‘In Milan I discovered that I enjoyed organising events. And I imbibed my passion for art with my mother’s milk: she is an artist herself. I was pregnant soon after arriving in Brussels. I joined the Brussels Childbirth Trust, an English speaking group for women who are pregnant or have just given birth. I met with women from the group and showed them my mother’s works of art. It really hit the target. It was clear that lots of expats were looking for original works of art that were not too expensive to liven up their homes. But not many people have the time to comb the galleries. I thought there must be a simpler way to bring them into contact with art. And that’s how the Brussels Accessible Art fair came about.’
The word ‘accessible’ was chosen quite deliberately,’ Stephanie explains. ‘We try to make it an accessible event in every way: the prices are reasonable (between 50 and 3000 euro), it is centrally located, admission is free and the artists themselves offer some explanation of their work.’
‘It all started on a very small scale. I was able to assemble a small group of artists, friends of friends. It wasn’t hard to persuade people to join in the project, as there are quite a few expat artists in Brussels. They are brimming with talent, but aren’t familiar with the channels and places in Brussels to show and sell their work. In 2007 I organised the first event at a venue near the place Jourdan. It was a huge success: we had 700 visitors in a single weekend. I repeated the event in 2008. By that time I had 20 artists under my wing and over 1500 visitors. Since then, the Brussels Accessible Art Fair has never stopped growing."
Where and When:
DATE: October 4th, 2010
PRICE: 18 Euro for members, 24 Euro for non-members
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