Sunday, May 5, 2013

'A Collection of Storks'

Stork Enthusiast Piet de Bakker visits Stroomhuis to present
'A Collection of Storks'

May 11th - June 9th 2013
Opening reception, May 11th at 3pm

Stroomhuis Neerijnen,
Center for art, culture and landscape of the Riverland

This exhibition will take place during the stork season, when there are many stork nests in the landscape in Neerijnen. The show includes Dutch art, comprising more than 60 works of about 30, mostly professional, Dutch artists, complemented by stork artworks from the collection of the Piet de Bakker and made available by the artists themselves.

The aim of the exhibition is to promote the work of Dutch artists, to bring attention to the beauty of the stork as a dweller in the river landscape and to raise awareness about the preservation and the expansion of its habitat.
The show includes Peter Vos, Hetty Heyster, Ellen Baptist, Renze Koenes, Robin d´Arcy Shillcock, Jan Grotenbreg, Marja Vleugel, Erik van Ommen, Dirk Moerbeek, Theo van Hoytema, Louis Kalff (the famous Philips logo) , Ton de Laat, Hans Andringa and Donna Dodson.
The exhibition runs from 11 to 17 hours (except Monday) daily. I will have one work of art in this show- a watercolor, called 'Red Feet.'

Piet de Bakker has organized three previous exhibitions about storks. The first one was in the summer of 2007 in the Public Library of The Hague, Haegsche Règâh. The second one was in 2009 in Malpartida de Cáceres, Extremadura, Spain during the XXth Semana de la Cigüeña (20th Storks Week) there CrotorArte Holandés. The third and last time it was under the name: Holländische Klapperkunst from July 3rd to August 7th, 2011 in the Burg of the German town Storkow, near Berlin.

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