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Tamrat Gezahegne

During the months of March, April and May the Ethiopian artist Tamrat Gezahegne was a visiting artist in the studio where I am a part-time member. It was inspiring to share the space with him, see his process and have thought provoking discussions during our lunch breaks.

Until Monday, May 21 Tamrat shows his work in the pop-up gallery he created in the corridor behind our studio, "rural-urban…

tulpenvazen

I'm working on a series of "tulpenvazen", stacked vases with small openings to put tulips in. It is said that they originated during the tulip hype in the 17th century. However, they date from the time of Willem III of Orange married to Mary Stuart (late 1600s), who introduced cut flowers to be displayed in stacked vases inside the house. She had these vases made by De Grieksche A, one of the many…

Platform Beroepskunstenaars Wageningen

In February I joined the Platform Beroepskunstenaars Wageningen, http://beroepskunstenaars.nl/raymonde-van-santen/, an association of about 40 artists working in various media, including writers, poets, musicians and performers, in and around Wageningen.

Our upcoming exhibition, titled "I'm going on a trip and am taking with me...", will be in October.

Stay tuned!

Culturele Ronde Wageningen 2017

I participated in the "Culturele Ronde 2017" in Wageningen. A friend let me set up in his beautiful space...had many, many visitors, interesting conversations... and was nominated for the Jury Award ;-)

Ik heb deelgenomen aan de Culturele ronde 2017 in Wageningen. Ik mocht een mooie ruimte lenen...er kwamen veel bezoekers, inspirerende gesprekken...én genomineerd voor de Jury Prijs ;-)

 

artikel (t)huis in Stad Wageningen (krant)

picture of 2 man painting small houses and text

Article in "Stad Wageningen" describing my installation "(t)huis" that I made with immigrants of the naturalization course. In the installation decorated fired houses emerge from…

kintsugi

The movers damaged some of my ceramic art works. Fortunately I found a conservator in Amsterdam, Michiel Overhoff, who could use kintsugi, the Japanese art of repairing broken ceramics with lacquer and powdered gold. The philosophy is that breakage is part of the history of a piece and that it shouldn't be disguised. I agree totally.

De verhuizers hebben een aantal…

Culturele Ronde Wageningen

logo in pink

I am participating in the "Culturele Ronde Wageningen", the Open Studios Route in Wageningen, the Netherlands, on April 22 and 23, 2017. My studio/atelier will be open on both days from 11 am till 5 pm.

All…

new website

I'm excited to publish my new website. I owe tons of gratitude to my son-in-law for designing it in such a way that I only have to upload the updates.
This April it will be a year since we left the US and resettled in the Netherlands. It's hard to start making art again. On the one hand it's like starting with a clean slate, on the other I have so many ideas and still unfinished projects...where…

Artist's Book at Studio Gallery

blue book cover picture of man, text, lino printpicture of man, map, stamps

review of "EPHEMERAL" in Washington Post

installation viewmy installation "i was/we were here"

The "EPHEMERAL" exhibition at Greater Reston Arts Center in Reston, VA was reviewed in the Washington Post by Mark Jenkins. It's the second review and my work is mentioned in the second paragraph: