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24 November 2021

Week 45: Art exhibition at the office

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The main event this week was the opening of an exhibition at the office of art created by 12 of us. This is the first real activity of a newly started art club at the office, called WeArt, of which I am the treasurer and webmaster (see our page here). My colleague Eri is also active in the club and she was the main driving force behind this exhibition. The exhibition will run until December 3rd, and so far it has been very successful.

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I start with two cute characters in the vestibule of the local supermarket, eagerly awaiting the return of their human:
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On Thursday afternoon, after work, we started setting up the exhibition. Eri prepared by changing into sensible shoes:
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Eri looking serious; she had spent weeks planning the exhibition, negotiating with our building services and now it was all coming together:
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Christophe is also part of the leadership of the club. He was very involved in the practical side of things with the building services guys:
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Christophe hanging one of his works:
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Carmen (who could not be present) had 5 paintings in the exhibition, and they proved quite challenging to hang straight and aligned. First, the guys from building services had a go:
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But Eri is not satisfied:
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Final adjustments:
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Now more or less OK:
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In addition to paintings and photographs, a couple of people are showing ceramics:
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Now things begin to look good. These are works by Christophe and another colleague called Coro:
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Eri’s tango paintings:
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The ceramics:
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My contribution consists of three photos taken during my last year in the Netherlands (2006-2007) and a book of my photos from Belgian markets, taken between 1998-2000 (but I rescanned the negatives and produced the book last year). The book is a bit of a sociological experiment–I am curious if someone will nick it at some point. So far (I am writing this on November 24th) this has not happened and the book is still there:
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A final image from the office. There are several cats living around the office campus. It is a good place for them–people feed them, there are many places where they can shelter if the weather is bad, there is no danger from passing cars:
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On Saturday morning I was out on the Vía Verde, having repaired the broken spoke I suffered a couple of weeks ago. What looks like haze is in fact something less benign, drifting smoke from a farmer burning stuff:
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Autumnal almond trees:
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The first of several tunnels. This one is short and straight, but some of the others are quite long and curved, and very dark:
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The last few km of the ride offer really majestic landscapes:
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