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The church in Klein Wetsinge
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Exhibition in Klein Wetsinge

Paintings by Abel Groenewold will be on show at the church in Klein Wetsinge from Wednesday 18 October through Sunday 26 November.

Exhibition in Klein Wetsinge
Paintings by Abel Groenewold will be on show at the church in Klein Wetsinge from Wednesday 18 October through Sunday 26 November.

For thirty years Abel Groenewold worked as an engineer, architect, photographer and organist. During all those years he put painting on the back burner. Till he went to the Klassieke Academie, the classical art academy in Groningen. Here his teachers included Henk Helmantel, Herman van Hoogdalem, Ben Rikken, Juane Xue, Flip Gaasendam, Xandra Donders and Matthijs Röling. In 2010 he was one of the first graduates.

Spatiality
Groenewold’s work is diverse. The landscapes are mostly northern but some of them have no geographical source. In almost every painting Groenewold examines the spatial properties of its subject. Groenewold: “I always try to capture the atmosphere of a moment or a season. Or a room, a park or a garden. I use different techniques and formats for the different subjects. Each subject tells me which technique to use: fine, loose, layered, wet-on-wet, various colours for the primer coat. I always try to get into the subject and achieve an ‘attractive’ result”.

The church in Klein Wetsinge
The church in Klein Wetsinge is located halfway between the towns of Sauwerd and Winsum and has a panoramic view of the scenic Reitdiep area. The church was restored and completely refurbished by the Stichting Oude Groninger Kerken. Visitors are cordially welcomed by managers Nicolaas and Inez Geenen, both born and bred in Groningen. On offer are an extensive lunch and drinks menu. Visitors may climb upstairs where they can see the unique clockwork and enjoy the views of the beautiful Reitdiep valley.

Admission: free
The exhibition can be viewed daily:
18 through 31 October from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
1 through 26 November from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  
Note: The church is closed when it is in use for private functions. Want to make sure it’s open? Feel free to call: 06 546 854 05

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