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Trying to look ahead all the time a rock pops up obscuring a clear prospect for 2021. Keeping the rock in mind we started climbing the rock and gradually a sundrenched landscape was arising. We wish you a new year bathing in a radiating sun and opening up bright prospects for all of you.


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 Exhibition at the Military Rehabilitationcentre Doorn

 from oktober 2 2020 - januari 9 2021. The painting-exhibition

 is open  for visitors from 12.00 till 21.00 in the therapy- building : address:Korte Molenweg 3   3941 PW Doorn

Information: Carla van Vlaanderen tel 0343-598405

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It is worthwile in july 2020 to look at the Art-society’s veranda. What you see is a great variety of wooden and stone sculptures. Large and smal, Figurative and abstract. In short a visit to the Kerkplein is fun during Covid 19.

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Due to Covid 19 the Kunstgilde Heuvelrug Art-society cannot organize exhibitions in its gallery but the society found however a way out. Eightteen sculptors exhibit sculptures in the society's veranda in june 2020. www.  address: Kerkplein 10 3956 BW Leersum.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  From 1 februari – 5 maart 2020 the painter Jaap van der Meer,   the sculptors Wout Epping, Klaas Leene, Stéphanie Maul and Frank Renssen and the photographers  Wim Keetbaas and Hans Neecke exhibit at the Kunstgilde Heuvelrug, Kerkplein 10  Leersum. The exhibition will take place  at saturday februari 1 at 16.00.

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perspectief voor 2020 2Dark prospects, gloomy forecasts and threatening consequences of climate change could nearly make you low spirited. Some positive news and initiatives however appear too, enhancing new energy and even produce effects on a larger scale.
We therefore wish you a new year beaming with light and room for positive experiences., a source for new energy.


voorbij de horizonFor years art lovers could yearly visit art studios in Driebergen in the first weekend of october. Last year art lovers waited in vain, but this year a group of visual artists organized a new arttrail.Thirty artists open their studios again from 12.00 -17.00 on saturday 5 and sunday october 6 2019. The Arttrail Driebergen comprises a large variety of painters, ceramists, sculptors, bookbinder, weavers, textile designers and photographers. I also participate with paintings and sculptures (no 24 on the arttrail ) For more information please look at

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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.

valley oak nieuwjaarskaartLast 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

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.

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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 ( This years theme is breath of life .
Angela van Iersel (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ), visual artist belonging to the Hagedienst Community and residents of Bartimeus participating in the sculpture- workshop exhibit their work in the Bartimeus' chapel at Doorn. Bartimeus is a Dutch organisation who provides care, support, education and training for partially sighted or blind people. The organisation aims to improve their quality of life providing personal advice, guidance and knowledge. During Ascension Day and Pentecost everywhere in the Netherlands visual artists exhibit in churches inspired by the theme breath of life ( van levensadem


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.