The bamberg district office had invited people to a vernissage to mark the whitsun exhibition "art on the giechburg 2013" was officially opened. Dark clouds and rain were no obstacle to artists and visitors making the journey to giechburg castle. Because what is the weather when it comes to the beautiful arts?. The damp weather and unspring-like cold were finally forgotten when singer labecca performed her song "what a difference a day makes" the opening.
Deputy district administrator johann pfister was pleased in his speech about the lively participation of artists from the region of franconia. "267 artworks by 94 artists", according to pfister, can be seen in the current exhibition. The range of different genres and styles is very broad, ranging from painting to sculpture, ironwork and carving.
"Added value" for excursionists
Pfister also referred to the importance of the exhibition for tourism. Excursionists who visit the castle will thus be offered an additional value and will be able to enjoy not only the french nature but also art, he said.
Martina dorfler from litzendorf thanked the bamberg district office on behalf of all artists. For artists from the region the biennial exhibition at the giechburg is an ideal platform to present their work. Martina dorfler exhibits paintings in artistic silk painting technique, where she gets her inspiration from nature.
The freelance artist and graphic designer wolfgang schmidt, director of the kunsthaus poppendorf, is represented at the whitsun exhibition with floral motifs. In fact, his themes are the french views, but "not the common ones, but more the hidden ones", according to schmidt. He, too, was attracted by the coarse audience and the "unique atmosphere at the castle".
Irmgard panzer from hirschaid has specialized in clay works, whereby "head and body" was officially opened her primary subject is. It is the second time that she is present at the castle and she is enthusiastic about the possibility to exhibit her work in the unique environment of the more than 850 years old castle. She has been working professionally with clay for four years. She sells some of her works privately at markets, but the bulk of her artistic work is intended for exhibitions. She also likes to give away work to friends.
It is above all this atmosphere of the living past that attracts many artists to present their work at the whitsun exhibition. The walls of the historic keep offer visitors a glimpse of other art worlds on every floor. Various forms of artistic expression can be visited.
The exhibition is open until 30. June – always open on weekends and holidays from 11 a.M. To 6 p.M.