From march 2 - april 4 2019 Klaas Leene and Jan van Treuren exhibit their sulptures and Mary Oortwijn and Frank Renssen exhibit their paintings at the Kunstgilde Heuvelrug art centre.
Suddenly it becomes spring. Leaves unfold and buds burst open. A wide variety of colours occur as at a painter's pallette. . Flowers invite you to look, to absorb the scents and cautiously touch the petals. Trees and shrubs develop fifty shades of green, yellow and white. Your eyes and ears can hardly cope with the overwhelming variety.
Nature inspires resulting in oil paintings and watercolours. Flowres, trees ,rocks and seascapes are my favourites.
A hopeful new year
Last november we visited Westlake Village, Agoura and Malibu and saw Woolsey Fire’s impact and size: black burned mountain slopes, carbonized chapperal, and destroyed homes but also homes which the fire brigade was able to save. An area of 39234 ha was burned and nearly 300000 people were evacuated. Impressive valley oaks still stand in a gray blackened valley but were visibly affected by fire. The rain finally came and a few days later pieces of grass appeared through the black blanket of ash and carbonized plants. Little by little greening brings the gloomy landscape back to life. Will the valley oaks survive?
A hopeful new year
Exhibition KAR at Leersum
Metamorphose, from pupa to butterfly
KAR's special exhibition from saturday augustus 25 september 2, 2018 at the Art Society Heuvelrug, Kerkplein 10 Leersum. Art Society-members having participated in the yearly arttrail from 1989 to 1917 show their most recent work . The sculpture ''Metamorfose'' shows a development of members joinng the Art Society. When people join the Art Society they look like a pupa, where artistic ideas are neatly folded up. Ideas worth to be elaborated. Having joined the Art Society they open their pupal case and a beautiful butterfly emerges. The butterfly becomes attracted to a special flower, inpersonating one of the Art Society's workinggroups. The new members gradually master their artistic skills and become inspired artists. The Art Society accommodates a bunch of beautiful fowers.
The holy spirit's celebration 2018
In may 2018 a committee of fifteen churches in our region (Utrechtse Heuvelrug and Woudenberg) invited sixteen artists to make a piece of art related to Pentacost which will be exhibited during Ascension Day (may 10 - may 12 and may 13) and Pentecost (may 19 - may 21). The churches wil be open from 13.00-17.00 (feestvandegeest.nl). This years theme is breath of life .
The breath of live's sound While the day of Pentecost was running its course a crowd surrounded Peter and the other apostles. A sense of awe mastered the listening onlookers. They all understood each other as they were speaking their own language.
Every pipe in my work of art represents people with its own language and culture. Though sounds may differ the message remains the same. Not all pipes produce a clear tone, embodying people being so overwhelmed that they cannot fully grasp what has happened to them.
My design is inspired by the norwegian landscape. New years radiating light appears at the end of the tunnel.
A happy 2018
Arttrail Driebergen 2017
Thirty four artists open their studios from 12.00 -17.00 on saturday september 30 and sunday october 1 2017. The annual Art trail Driebergen comprises a large variety of painters, ceramists, sculptors, bookbinder, weavers, photographers and silver & goldsmiths.
At home the quintet 'BLAA5' will also play music of various composers like Haydn, Mozart en Danzi on october 1 at 15.00. You find us at the W.v.Abcoudelaan 4, being no. 21 on the trail.
Opening outdoor exhibition
Offical opening of 'Summer in wood and stone'
The official opening of the sculpture garden-exhibition was accompanied by summery flute music, refreshing drinks and savoury snacks on july 8 2017. The guests found their way to the 99 sculptures which beautifully blended with the various groves. Finally a dendrologist led an interested group along trees which merited a captivating story.
Summer in wood and stone
An important showcase for the sculptors of art society Kunstgilde Heuvelrug, exhibition is held from 9 July to 20 August 2017 within Von Gimborn Arboretum, the National Treemuseum, with beautifully landscaped collections of trees. Among groves of trees, pools and streams, individual sculptures can be seen within their own natural 'frames'. The gardenscape creates a magical setting for the exhibition loved by visitors of all ages. It is an ideal place to bring the family, as children love to discover the sculptures, tucked away around every corner all around the gardens.
Every day the exhibition is open from 09.00 am to 7.00 pm. The sculptors were inspired by summer's vicissitudes hence the exhibition's title: Summer in wood and Stone.
Every Tuesday steatite-workshops wil be held. Interested visitors should call +31-343-451807.More info: www.kunstgildeheuvelrug.nl and www.bomenmuseum.nl
The National Treemuseum likes to show how wood is grown and used in a wide variety from 10. 00 am to 17.00 pm at the second of july 2017 in the Von Gimborn Arboretum.
The Von Gimborn Arboretum constitutes wood’s first life. Over 3000 species of shrubs and trees lushly growing in the park guarantee an magnificent bouquet of form and colour. Moreover we also like to show what can be made from wood eg utensils, furniture, carvings and sculps, which encompasse wood’s second live. Over 40 artist and artisans present their work of art. The sculpture-group of the Art Society Heuvelrug is one those exhibitors present at the wood manifestation. The sculp-pictures belong to Rients Zoodsma, Cees van Swieten, Wout Epping and Frank Renssen.
An adventurous and peaceful new year
It is early morning and not a breath of wind. From unruffled water a rock arises, a beacon on the way to 2017.
An adventurous and peaceful new year
Thirty five artists open their studios from 12.00 -17.00 on Saturday 1 october and Sunday 2 2016.The annual Art trail Driebergen comprises a large variety of painters, ceramists, sculptors, bookbinders, weavers, photographers and silver & goldsmiths (www.atelierroutedriebergen.nl). You meet my studio at the W.v.Abcoudelaan 4 being 24 on the trail (www.frankrenssen.nl).