Hello everybody!!!! Hope you all have a great beginning of this year and I wish you'll have so manny interesting project accomplished this year.
The big news is that, in december, last year, I managed to fulfill my dream and opened Oranjerie, the first handmade gallery in Cluj, Romania.
I started with the idea of getting the artists closer to other people and offering them a platform to express, to exhibit and to sell their work. Another aim was that of getting Romanian artists known abroad, by showing their work to the foreign turists visiting the gallery.
Oranjerie is situated right in the center of Cluj, in a historical area, behind the famous Matei Corvin House, in a fairy-tale-like yard, guarded by a huge wrought iron gate.
As you step to the path and enter the Oranjerie, you'll get yourself into a land of so good vibrations given by all those beautifull things created by people, with their hands and their souls and their fantasy and could not leave without the promise, for yourself, to come back.
Amongst the things one can find here, I can mention: handmade jewelry of murano glass, brass and copper wire with gemstones, woven necklaces with traditional embroidery, and, ofcourse, my recycled paper jewelry, handmade pottery, porcelain, painted wood recipients and home decorations, handmade knives and horns, vegetable wreaths,lighting creations, natural, homemade cosmetics and so much more...
We grow bigger everyday as we discover many talented people worthy of being promoted in our handmade gallery.
Oranjerie is meant as an interactive place where workshops will take place, exhibitions and other events, fulfilling a desire to get together people who love to admire and to create beautiful things, who love to express themselves through art.
Right now we are preparing for Martisor (Little March), the symbol that, in Romanian tradition, announces the coming of Spring, which is celebrating by offering a small decoration, a talisman-like, tied up with a red and white string, and wear by women, attached to their clothes, giving them strenght and healthy throughout the year.
You can Like our page on Facebook and keep up to date with the events and all the new stuff in Oranjerie.
I will leave you now in the company of this short recording from the opening of Oranjerie, on 1st of December, 2012. Enjoy!
Oranjerie. Handmade Gallery. The Opening.