From Encounters to Sussex Prairie Art Garden, Sussex

After Encounters May Show in 2015 sculpter Rafael Berrio was invited to take his whole collection to one of Sussex’s most interesting venues. About 30 artists display and sell their work in a garden setting. One of the pieces that Rafael is showing is pictured here. The show continues for another year.

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Two new sculptures in the garden

Many people have admired Rafael’s scluptures in the garden and he has brought two additional magnificent pieces for the final weekend’s show. These pieces are large, powerful and spiritually vocal. Stand in front of them for a minute or two and your sense of what is real begins to change – you feel that your ancestors […]

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The sea calls

Gorka Zabaleta hails from the Basque region of Spain. Woven into the fabric of everyday life of the Basque people are the moods and power of the sea. As with all sea-going people, the sea is both loved and feared. In his powerful painting we see the bones of a wrecked ship and fear that […]

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Trial representatives visit Encounters

The West Hove Trail is one of the most dynamic of all of the trails in the Artists Open House Festival. Last year the winning house and one of the two runners-up were from our trail! Representatives of the West Hove Trail have developed a way for each member to see all the other houses. During […]

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Eider Zabaleta – A View from Euskera

 Eider is a talented artist in many ways, often working with her brother Gorka. They sing together and share an artistic life. Her drawings are confident and revealing pieces that draw their life force from a unbreakable love of the Basque region. In many places of the world it seems that distinctive cultures are vanishing but this is not […]

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Number 16

Many of the great comments about Encounters’ 2015 artists have mentioned Rafael Berrio’s wood carvings in the garden, especially number 16! So, here it is! It’s a modern piece but connected to the soul of the land. It seems to belong to the time when people believed that the Earth was alive and needed different […]

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Mutation and Liberation

Miladys Parejo is showing the latest iteration of an installation that has mutated and sought liberation over the past four years. Her tree has stretched itself in new ways and it has entered the digital world. It is both present – the coils lay around our feet – but its image comes to us through digital transmission which enables […]

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A life that found meaning in mud

Naomi Márquez is more than 80 years young and still working on her ceramics in Caracas, Venezuela. This year Encounters has give over an entire room to show three pieces of her work and photographs of her, a film in which she talks about her life and work and a kiln in which works are transformed. […]

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iPad Art

Patricia Davenport is an established artist who has always been interested in the primitive in nature. At one time she produced huge, abstract canvases that often contained references to ancient symbols and signs. There were creaded with a mixture of materials, natural pigments and objets trove – like pieces of gold from women’s fabrics in […]

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