In October there is plenty of art to see and appreciate in the various cultural spaces of Albufeira. At the beginning of the month, at the Galeria de Arte Pintor Samora Barros, right in the heart of the city, opened the exhibition "Introspection, Life and Work", from the Albufeirense Francisco Piçarra.
The exhibition, which will be open to the public until October 29, aims to be a posthumous tribute to a painter who felt his land like no one else.
Throughout his life, Francisco Piçarra has transposed to the screen his artistic vision with an aesthetic sensibility impressive. Self-taught, he soon excelled in the knowledge and application of the materials that he would use with mastery in the execution of his works. Albufeira, its typical architecture, white and the shapes of its houses, fishing boats and the sea are its themes of choice. His artistic maturity would emerge at around the age of 22, when he completed compulsory military service. It dates from that time a set of pictures on military subjects, that still today they remain exposed in the Quarry of Tavira. His works enrich several private collections in the four corners of the world.
The exhibition can be visited from Monday to Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Gallery closes on Sundays and public holidays.
Since last Thursday, the Municipality recalls the First World War with exhibitions and testimonies of relatives of soldiers from Burundi who participated in the conflict. The exhibition, which can be visited until 31 October, at the Multipurpose Space of Albufeira, includes two exhibitions: one entitled "De Lágrimas e Lama – 14-18 in the Eyes of a Soldier" and is the responsibility of the Civic Association , directed by Paulo Marques, president of that association of Portuguese in France. The other exhibition is the responsibility of the Historical Archive of Albufeira and has the title "Marching to the Trenches – Remembering 1914-1918" and gives an account of the participation of the inhabitants of the Great War.
The exhibition includes not only the names of those who walked in the War, but also reports told by relatives, along with the effects of the War in the county and the Algarve.
It should be noted that after touring Germany and France, the Cívica curated exhibition arrives in Albufeira thanks to the support of the French interministerial committee "Mission Centenaire". The show also counts on the High Sponsorship of the Presidency of the Republic, the Ministry of Defense and the Municipality of Albufeira. During the exhibition, contemporary photographs of the Prime Minister and the President of the Republic will also be presented in memory of the victims and the 100th anniversary of the celebrations of the armistice of the Great War. "
This open-air exhibition can be seen from Monday to Friday, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (closes between 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.) and at the weekend between 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Meanwhile, in João Bailote Municipal Gallery of Albufeira, João Cláudio da Silva's painting exhibition continues. The exhibition can be visited until next October 20, from Tuesday to Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Gallery closes on Sunday, Monday and public holidays.
Born in Olhão, João Cláudio da Silva studied at the School of Applied Plastic Arts in Poitiers (France), where he opened his first workshop. Designer graphic artist, painter, watercolor artist and sculptor, he also teaches plastic arts in various cultural centers and schools. His works are exhibited in France, Portugal and Italy and he was invited to present his work in the space "St – Bernadin" in Cannet, "les Bains douches" in Antibes, in the Consulate General in Paris and also in the "La Sapienza" " In Rome. Some of his works were acquired by collectors in France, Germany, China, Portugal, among other countries.
The exhibition "Albufeira by Artur Pastor", considered one of the great Portuguese photographers of the 20th century, can be admired until December 16th. Twenty years after having held its last exhibition in Albufeira, the Municipality intends to show part of its route and to pay homage to it for the legacy it left to the county. The exhibition is made up of two exhibition centers "Places with History", which are open to the public in the Historical Archive, from Monday to Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and "The Sea and its People" Archeology, Tuesday, Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. On Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, the time is from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.