"Kunst in de Klas" day brings artists in the classroom for one day to work with a group of students towards a previously discussed project. I teamed up with with costume maker & designer extraordinaire Doriene Van der Wijst to make a "Living Diorama" with a class of 11-year-olds. The idea was to make an life size diorama where the kids could act out their own self-written play. Needless to say, everyone had a great time, and we congratulated ourselves on a job well done!
Working on filling their new home with original art, Katie and Anil are the proud new owners of my painting "2013 Den Haag". Thanks, I wish you many years of viewing pleasure to come!
I had always wondered since we moved here 5 years ago how come there wasnt an existing local art bike parade and contest. So, in honor of the 2015 Tour De France Grand Depart happening right here in Utrecht this year, I took it as an opportunity to start a new tradition. I met with a bunch of people, asked questions, invited several people to help with the project (Special Thanks to: Eemke, Pauline, Bob, Okke, Marieke & Paula for your time and skill, also to Marij & Serge for their expertise and advice in organising public projects, Laag Catharijne & Utrecht Fietst for their generous support). We had anticipated about 20 participating bikes, and were thrilled and amazed by the overwhelming public support for the idea, when 50 individual bikes came out to show despite the rain, including the Rollende Resto, Vergroening van Utrecht, and Live to Play Hoopdance - hope to see you all (& more!) again next year!
I recently had the opportunity to participate in a great project from the AAMU. In honor of the Tour de France Grand Depart happens to be in Utrecht this year, they invited several local artists to come paint an Art Bike based on or inspired from their collections for an Aboriginal Art Bike exhibit!
Congratulations to Peter Westenbrink of Utrecht West in his recent acquisition!