The paintings are inspired by the theme of financial risk-taking and investment, and have produced interesting, honest and creative results. Firm believers in the importance of children being creatively stimulated, the management of ArTicks were keen to lend their support to the project by offering to host an exhibition of the paintings, and the prize giving for the best four works. One of ArTicks most prolific resident artists, Daniel RECAL Oosterman, says the encouragement he received at a young age to explore different artistic media and techniques was an essential part of his creative development and career.
The young artists participating in the exhibition will also speak about their paintings during the event, and actor Hassan Slaby, who plays Eman Loukili in the children’s soap opera SpangaS, will be present to lend a touch of junior glamour to the proceedings. The prizewinners will be announced by Alderman Roeland Rengelink and the prizes will be awarded by Anky van Leeuwen from the Verbond van Verzekeraars (Association of Insurers), one of the organizers of Money Week. The exhibition is open to the public from 12:00 to 18:00 on Wednesday 9th November at ArTicks Gallery, Singel 88, in the centre of Amsterdam. The prize-giving takes place at 15:30.
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ArTicks Gallery Amsterdam
Proudly specialising in urban contemporary and street art, ArTicks Gallery is a refreshing addition to the Amsterdam art scene. Showcasing the talents of artists who work in the no-man’s-land between graffiti and fine art, ArTicks Gallery exhibitions are curated with an eye for skill, passion and humour. Exhibitions change frequently and feature original works by both international and local artists. This small, unpretentious gallery opened in May of 2011 on the Singel canal in the centre of Amsterdam and is easily reached from both Dam Square and Centraal Station. ArTicks Art Consultancy provides consulting services from art rentals through creative marketing projects. Their skills and experience in management and art are effectively applied to advertising, branding, event promotion and merchandising.