Woodcuts and block books
An exhibition of prints by Antje Veldstra is on show at the church in Klein Wetsinge from 3 March through 11 April.
Large scale prints will be on display at the church. On the tables are robust block books with paintings created using mixed media. A recurrent them in this exhibition is Antje Veldstra’s fascination with the sea. Her images capture both the restlessness and the tranquility that water can exude.
Antje Veldstra graduated from the Minerva Art Academy in Groningen in 1985. Ancient civilizations have always fascinated her. In Italy she became interested in the Etruscans. Her name is closely associated with the woodcutting technique. In 1992 her passion for creating monumental woodcuts culminated in winning the Dutch Graphic Arts Award. In 2004 she again won an award for her graphic art at the Seoul-Space International Print Biennial.
Veldstra’s style is not easily categorized. Colour, form, structure, abstraction, light and space are characteristic of her work. Her intention is to give the viewer a moment's pause for inner reflection.
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 to admire the unique clockwork and enjoy the views of the beautiful Reitdiep valley.
The exhibition can be viewed daily.
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