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.
carving from a wooden root ball by Thomas Baumgaertner
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.
The following are all pieces by our friend Heather Carroll
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
On my way home I couldn’t resist stopping to photograph these pussy willow flowers silhouetted against the evening sun