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Excursion 2: Around the Island Art Tour
Tour Code: SXM-004
Tour Length: Half-Day (Approximately 3 3/4 hours)

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Discover some of St. Maarten's most talented artists, and their unique works of art, during this memorable art tour around the island.

Your tour will begin in the gated community of Les Jardins d' Orient Bay. You will then enter the home and studio of, Francis Eck, where nature and particularly the sea are his inexhaustible source of inspiration. Francis is always searching for a way to reach the profound essence of this subject. His powerful colors and harmonious shapes shift the borders between the abstract and the figurative

Next, you will meet the painter Antoine Chapon in his picturesque home/gallery. Famous for the luminosity and transparency of his watercolors and oils, the painter welcomes you to his breezy veranda, with breathtaking views of the bay. In 2006, he received an award of excellence at the prestigious International Marine Art Exhibition at The Mystic Seaport Museum in Connecticut. The tour then heads to O'Reilly Hill overlooking Grand Case, where you will enter the home and studio of Minguet, whose lithographs, oils and watercolors burst forth in explosions of incredible colors.

Your next stop is Concordia, a suburb of Marigot, where you enter AKinom's Art Studio - where the Creole house is nestled in a delightful tropical garden. In this charming place since 1992, AKinom invites you to a journey through time and space to discover the original and unique paintings. Jazz rhythms, vibrations, and colors are connected in abstract line and space, punctuated by pallet knife and brushes in oil paintings and mixed media. Forever, painting and music are to, AKinom, the universal language of man to spiritual rise.

Your tour will conclude with a visit to Maximilian's Art in the Garden gallery, which is located in mid-town Philipsburg, Dutch St. Maarten. Nestled in a garden setting, this unique gallery features Maximilian's original paintings and prints displayed amongst plants and flowers. From realism to abstract, you will find original works in oil, pastel and acrylic. Considered one of the most successful artists on Dutch St. Maarten, Maximilian has had numerous exhibitions locally, as well as in Washington D.C., New York and Cuba.

Following your visit, you will re-board your coach for the return drive to the pier.

Please note: Artists will permit photographs and videos to be taken of their homes and works in general, but not individual paintings. Works of art are available for purchase, and prices vary from a few dollars to thousands of dollars. The artists will accept most major credit cards. The artists and locations may vary, with a maximum of five artists visited during the tour. Tour duration may vary based upon time spent in each studio and traffic conditions.

NOTICE: All Oceania Cruises shore excursion fares are listed per person, and are subject to change and availability. Some tours are capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time without prior notice. Tour departure times are subject to change so please reference your actual tour ticket for the correct departure time. Minor children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a an adult parent or guardian on all shore excursions. While Oceania Cruises makes every effort to adhere to the specifics mentioned in each shore excursion description, circumstances may require otherwise. All shore excursion information contained on this website is subject to change without notice at Oceania Cruises’ discretion. Oceania Cruises is not responsible or liable for typographical error, omissions or misprints.


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