TEASE I Transatlantic Exhibition of Art in the Southeast
On Sept.10th the Artists arrived after a safe transatlantic flight sponsored by Lufthansa German Airlines late afternoon in Atlanta! Consul General Christoph Sander and his wife welcomed the Artists at their Residence with a delicious sit down dinner.
It was on September 11th,2014 , that the TEASE -Transatlantic Exhibition of Art in the SouthEast Artists`Tour had a fulminant beginning! Miriam Bruns, Director of the Goethe Cultural Center in Atlanta opened the evening with rhetoric bravour.
9/11 was and is a somber and memorable date for America. Consul General Christoph Sander took this account when he opened this splendid art happening by commemorating this day with a silent minute,only to remind that, in order that catastrophes like 9/11 will not happen again,people have to communicate and interact with each other. And in which better way than arts ? Klaus Becker, German Honorary Consul (ret.), who had instigated this tour, introduced the painters in a very personal manner.
TEASE@ The George, University of South Carolina Upstate
September 13th, 2014
(On Friday, September 12, the artists of the TEASE tour arrived in Spartanburg, South Carolina and enjoyed a casual reception at the home of Dr.Dirk and Catherine Schlingmann. On Saturday,September 13, the art show took place in The George, USC Upstate`s College of Business and Economics. Dr. Dirk Schlingmann and Klaus Becker, the German Honorary Consul (ret.) - Charlotte, North Carolina welcomed the guests. Professor Emeritus of Art and founding professor of USC Upstate Art Department, Katie Hicks, introduced the artists to the attendees. An elegant dinner reception was provided by Draexlmaier. The artists were hosted in the homes of members of the German-American Club of the Carolinas. The event was a terrific success.
TEASE@ Hendricks Motors of Charlotte (Mercedes)
September 15, 2014
On Monday, Sep.15, the vernissageTEASE took place @ Hendricks Motors of Charlotte (Mercedes) . It was the ideal pairing of German Engineering and German Art. Valet parking was provided and by more than 150 people attended the event which took place outside under a refreshing breeze. There the paintings were perfectly accentuated and in the main showroom the new C-class models were displayed. Ed Kennedy , General Manager and generous sponsor of the event, opened the vernissage and Klaus Becker took over introducing the artists.
TEASE@ Hyatt Place, Southpoint Durham
September 17, 2014
The final stop on the 4 city tour was Durham, North Carolina. TEASE@ Hyatt Place, Southpoint Durham Margaret Rosenfeld Consul of Eastern North Carolina , planned two outings with the artists for international artistic exchange. The first was a visit to Hillsborough, NC. The artists met Hilsborough mayor Tom Stevens, a fellow artist, and enjoyed a local artists`culture exchange and walking tour of historic Hillsborough. The following day Dr.Claudia Becker from NC Central University hosted the artists for lunch and a tour of the African American Art Museum.The artists interacted with the students and professors of NCCU in an artistic roundtable. Wednesday, Sept. 17 was the final exhibit on the tour. A string quarted of young artists sponsored by the North Carolina Chamber Music Institute serenaded the guests, including various pieces by German composer Felix Mendelson. Margaret Rosenfeld welcomed all to the event and introduced each artist,describing their artistic backgrounds and styles. She then presented the artists with gifts representing their stay in North Carolina.
Five contemporary German-speaking artists, six days of travel throughout the Southeast and four pop-up art exhibits – we will tease your contemporary art taste buds during this transatlantic art road show in September 2014. Make sure you don’t miss this exciting tour and the chance to engage in art discussions with the artists, get an introduction to contemporary German and Austrian art, and network with like-minded art-lovers at one of our receptions.
Earlier this year, Klaus Becker, Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany in Charlotte, NC, invited five established and promising artists from Germany and Austria to exhibit their works in this part of the United States. Thus, making their paintings and sculptures available and publicly accessible to a culturally interested audience in the Southeast.
Bodo Berheide, (Wuppertal, Germany) Bodo is best known for the eighteen year world tour of his six ton sculpture Figura Magica, studied under Joseph Beuys at the Düsseldorf Art Academy and is now producing paintings and sculptures and showing his work in various exhibitions. www.bberheide.de
Christl Foetsch, (Vienna, Austria) Christl has been devoted to painting for almost thirty years, attending several workshops and participating in numerous exhibitions throughout Austria. www.foetschchristine.at
Uschi Kirchhoff, (Munich, Germany). Uschi’s art is inspired by the multitude of colorful, happy and fascinating impressions she encountered during her worldwide travel. www.uschi-kirchhoff.de
Dr. Birgit Wewers, (Witten, Germany). Birgit, a graduated mechanical engineer, now focuses on her passion for art, creating complex paintings that deal with many themes, including ephemerality and transformation. She teaches art and painting classes. www.birgitawewers.de
Jonas Heinevetter, (Witten, Germany). In his gallery "Himmelstropfen" (Pennies from Heaven), he exhibits his paintings and design, and teaches various workshops. Jonas creates art that is not only expressive but extremely diverse. The visual elements of his work, including form, color, and movement, help him express his inner self. www.ausdrucksvielfalt.com
We are very grateful for the generous support of our sponsors.
Lufthansa German Airlines: One of the leading premier airlines in the world. The Lufthansa Group is an aviation group with global operations and a total of almost 500 subsidiaries and associated companies. The Cardea Group : is a new , fast-growing consulting firm headquartered in Charlotte, NC. The Cardea Group specializes in c-suite transitions, organizational transformations and adaptive strategies to help clients achieve their business objectives more quickly and effeciently in an ever-changing world. Based on proven expertise, and using proprietary methodology. The Cardea Group is a trusted partner that understands what it takes to lead global multi-billion dollar companies and their subsidiaries through times of growth and what it takes to anticipate and adapt to changing market dynamics and discontinuities
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