From 23 March through 8 May an exhibition of photos by Ronnie Afman is on display at the church in Klein Wetsinge.
Ronnie Afman and his twin brother have been travelling the globe since 2005, discovering the world from all sides in their own way. This has resulted in several travel logs in the local newspaper as well as the website dutchies.waarbenjij.nu and various exhibitions. During the past four years Afman has participated in the open artist’s studio tour Baflo-Rasquert and exhibited at Andledon in Den Andel. The exhibition at the church in Klein Wetsinge consists of photographs taken on journeys to various countries, including Laos and Cambodia. Several photo albums will also be displayed.
Ronnie Afman started taking pictures of local bands in Baflo when he was sixteen years old. When he was thirty he began freelancing for the local newspaper, the Ommelander Courant, in Uithuizen. On weekends he can be seen at all kinds of events and activities in Winsum, De Marne and Eemsmond. Many people will recognize him from amateur football. This is how he familiarized himself with his camera and came to develop his own unique style of photography.
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, which dates from 1840, was restored to its former glory by the Stichting Oude Groninger Kerken in 2014 and is now ultimately suitable for meetings, lectures, concerts and receptions. Visitors are cordially welcomed by managers Nicolaas and Inez Geenen, both born and bred in Groningen. They earned their spurs in Limburg, where they had their own restaurant for twenty years. Whenever possible they cook using organic products and traditional methods.
The church is open daily. On offer are an extensive lunch and drinks menu, including sandwiches, soups and salads. Visitors can climb upstairs to see the unique clockwork and to enjoy the views of the beautiful Reitdiep valley.
Admission to the exhibition: free
Note: The church is closed when it is in use for private functions. Want to make sure its open? Feel free to call: 06 546 854 05.