Paintings made by some 50 students at the studio in De Blauwe Schuit in Winsum, Groningen, who were inspired by the artist’s collective De Ploeg, are on display at the church in Klein Wetsinge from 24 June through 14 July. Admission is free.
The artist’s studio in De Blauwe Schuit is managed by artist Renate Martini and painter Marleen Bakker. In this anniversary year - the Ploeg collective was founded in 1918 – they hope to introduce as many people as possible to the Ploeg.
The 50 works that are on display were inspired by paintings made when De Ploeg was in its heyday but they are all quite different. Marleen explains: "Our students painted using their own pallet and in their own style but in the Ploeg manner. During the past few months they were offered inspirational workshops and a lecture about De Ploeg. The result is a rich harvest of portraits, landscapes, nudes, abstract works and prints that are every bit as varied as the original works by De Ploeg were.”
The festive opening of the exhibition ‘De Ploeg van de Blauwe Schuit’ is at 3.30 in the afternoon on Sunday 24 June. Musical accompaniment is by the Highland Stringband. The exhibition will run for three weeks every day from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. The church may be closed on some days when in use for a private function. If you want to be sure that the door is open to the public please feel free to call Nicolaas Geenen: 06 4631 7067