Work by Willy van der Duyn
Paintings and objects by artist Willy van der Duyn are on display at the church in Klein Wetsinge from 13 February through 20 March.
Willy van der Duyn is a visual artist. She was born in Nijmegen and now lives and works in Groningen. She studied painting and graphic arts at the Minerva Art Academy. About her work she says: “My work is an overview of acquired images. The catalyst of these images is intuition. There is no concept or message, the work is autobiographical. It’s an attempt to bridge the gap between the interior and the exterior world. I work associatively. There is an image, a shape or a feeling to which things attach themselves while I work.” Titles are an important element in her work. They must have the same associative effect as the images. The woodcuts are created by using the reduction technique, and they are made in limited numbers, sometimes only one print.
HOLT and De Ploegh
Van der Duyn is a member of the relief-printing society HOLT Groningen and De Ploegh Soest. HOLT is a society of northern relief-printers comprised of seventeen artists from the three northern provinces. Vereniging De Ploegh is a society for artists in Amersfoort with several hundred members. Since April 2015 De Ploegh exhibits in the Cultuurhuis gallery next to the De Flint theatre in Amersfoort.
The church in Klein Wetsinge
The church in Klein Wetsinge is located between the villages of Sauwerd and Winsum and offers views of the beautiful Reitdiep Valley. The church was restored and renovated by the Stichting Oude Groninger Kerken in 2014. It is run by Nicolaas and Inez Geenen, both born and bred in Groningen. They earned their spurs in Limburg where they ran a restaurant for twenty years. Whenever possible they make use of traditional methods and organic products.
The church is open daily. The extensive lunch menu features sandwiches, soups and salads. Visitors can go upstairs to see the unique clockwork and enjoy the panoramic views of the Reitdiep Valley.
Admission to the exhibition is free