Press Release TCB
The reception area of Tourism Corporation Bonaire is converted once again in an art exhibition, this is the tenth time that art is being showcased. The gallery is a showcase for local artists who wish to showcase their artwork. We always receive positive feedback from both tourists as well as locals who visit TCB. After the exhibition of the painter of the artworks “Portraits of Bonaire”, Mr. Henk Roozendaal which was the first artist, followed Mrs. Monica Liliana Trujillo, Mr. Adi Figaroa, Mrs. Riet Sealy and Mrs. Agnes Joosten, Mr. Fransico Uty Melaan, Mrs. Mamita Fox, Miss. Virgy Balentin, Mrs. Rosalba Figaroa and Mr. Nochi Coffie now we welcome Mrs. Maideline Hooi Martijn better known by her artistic name Mai-Dy.
Mrs. Maideline Hooi Martijn was born in Curacao in 1975 and started exploring art from the age of 19 in the form of mimicking, acting, dancing and creative writing.
During recovery of a surgery Mai-Dy discovered her love for plastic art and started expressing herself in painting. This passion continued to grow and in the month of June 2017, Mai-Dy started taking painting lessons with acrylic paint from the artist Adi Figaroa.
During a period of one year she participated in three different exhibitions with different local and international artists. The art of Mai-Dy is primarily focused on the treasures of Bonaire that you can see in the traditional Bonairean houses, flora and fauna.
Tourism Corporation Bonaire invites everyone to come visit the art gallery located at Kaya Grandi # 2 to admire the gallery of Mrs. Maideline Hooi Martijn and also to buy her artwork.