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Art’Lenster 2011

The bi-annual Art’Lenster art exhibition took place over this last weekend in March . 117 exhibitors, both amateurs and professionals, exhibited their work in 6 villages within the commune of Junglinster. We went along to have a look as two of our friends were exhibiting. There were stuffed teddy bears, jewellry, glass beads, photography, lots of different types of painting, patchwork and icons. In the courtyard behind one of the buildings the Brotherhood of Hephaestus had set up their anvils and braziers and were busy hammering away. These are some of the pictures I took.
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carving from a wooden root ball by Thomas Baumgaertner

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acrylic painting with real vine leaves which had been gilded by Ann Meert

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a selection of turned wooden items by Francois Strasser

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handmade teddies by Renee Hutmacher

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cats by Xavier Aubergeon

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acrylic painting by Cathy Baltzer

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mosaic picture by Viviane Libar

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a different take on Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds by Alice Niederkorn

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2 photos of works by Christophe Poissonnier

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stone sculpture by Cathleen Kelkel

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sculpture of a face, artist unknown – possibly Alain Mila.

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the Brotherhood of Hephaestus (with one sister) at work

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The Brotherhood of Hephaestus comprises professional and some amateur blacksmiths from a number of countries. It was set up with the aim of preserving the ancient art of smithing and of teaching it to future generations. During the 2 days of the festival more than 40 smiths will showcase their knowledge and creations.

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patchwork quilt by Alice Greischer

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patchwork quilt entitled “Rainforest” by Alice Greischer

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Pearls II, a mixed media work by Monique Dostert

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fabric and mixed media work by Monique Dostert

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mixed media piece entitled “Imagination” by Monique Dostert

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close-up of “Imagination”

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3 views of Monique Dostert’s embroidered piece “My Way”

The following are all pieces by our friend Heather Carroll

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This is a wall hanging. If it is hung somewhere where there is a slight breeze and the fabric moves the wolf appears to be running. Cross sections of bones are used to hang the fabric on a wooden pole

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positive and negative prints from the same stone carving entitled “Guardians of the temple”

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print from a stone carving on chamois leather. I really like the way she has framed this

and finally, my favourite pictures from the whole exhibition – 5 acrylics by Marianne Koll-Wester
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Ash leaves

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Corn ears

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poppy heads I

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poppy heads II

On my way home I couldn’t resist stopping to photograph these pussy willow flowers silhouetted against the evening sun

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and the cherry blossoms which have just come out
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Comments on: "Art’Lenster 2011" (9)

  1. These art pieces are amazing. I particularly like the mixed media by Dostert. Are you back living in Lux?

  2. Wonderful pictures. It looks like a really great day, I wish I had been there too.

  3. so much talent, all exquisitely captured by you, Carol!

  4. I wish I had been able to be there. Such wonderful art. Obviously an amazing exhibit.

    Vi

  5. What a wonderful virtual tour! Thanks Carol!

  6. mmmm lovely, lovely works – favourites are the textiles by Dostart and those fabulous acrylics by Kholl-Wester – the poppy heads in particular, love the sparing use of colour and space – fabulous! Thanks Carol

  7. porchsitter said:

    Thanks so much for sharing. Creativity is amazing, isn’t it? Each person has a different slant on the world and how they see it. The last ones have a delicate water color look to them, especially the blue-green. I never would have thought they were acrylics. The chamois framing was interesting, I also liked the “floating” group by Poissonier.

    I always love your flower collages. Do you have a special program that lets you group them so beautifully?

  8. Great photos – what a diverse range of creative offerings.

  9. Fascinating–I liked the smithy work. Fran

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