Sunday, May 2, 2010

Sunday art show

It is that time of year again - the weather is getting milder, all the plants are putting out new leaves, flowers are blooming. People are getting back out of the house. Garden and other events start taking place on the weekends.

On the first weekend in May, there is an art show not far from here. It takes place on the grounds of a very old feudal farm - the only translation I can find is: manor - but I'm not sure that describes it correctly. The farm still belongs to the monastary in the same town and its fields are used by the university of Munich for agricultural research. The farm buildings are built around an inner courtyard. This courtyard, most of the rooms on the ground floor and an adjacent orchard are used for the art show.

All sorts of beautiful things can be seen and bought here. Clothing, hats, jewelry, ceramics, felted art, woodwork, sculpture, metalwork, decorations, paper, calligraphy, glas, enamel, music - I'm sure I've forgotten some of the art that is exhibited.
In the central area of the courtyard are tables and benches, where visitors can sit and enjoy something to eat and drink.The weather decided to treat us to some much needed rain this weekend; making conditions for the exhibitors and the visitors a little less than perfect, but still enjoyable.

Some exhibitors don't like pictures taken. So this is just a small sampling of the things I saw and wanted to share with you.










Hope you enjoyed the look around!

17 comments:

Silke said...

Oh, how beautiful! I love those kinds of art shows. When we lived in near San Francisco, we used to love to go to the art and wine festivals and still have lots of treasures in our house that we bought then. Actually, we found the artist who designed our wedding bands at one of those festivals. Happy Sunday!! Love, Silke

Lenna Young Andrews said...

I really enjoyed, Renate! The artwork you showed was so interesting & beautiful, plus the farm looks gorgeous. Thank you so much!

mairedodd said...

now THAT is an art show - each photograph filled with beauty left me wanting to see more... you must really look forward to your weekend outings - it is great to get filled with inspiration whether at the flea market or at a festival... living in the u.s., where an 'historical' building of the colonial era may be 2-300 years old (almost new compared to european/eastern standards), i can only imagine the feeling of being seated in history... walking where people have lived their lives for centuries and even millenia... it is one of the things that drew me to art history - and one of the things that will bring me across the sea... thank you for your generous spirit and sharing your life...

Stefanie said...

Das sieht nach einer ganz tollen Messe aus, Renate. Hach, da misse ich doch manchmal Süddeutschland. So nett Köln ist, von der Gegend geht doch nichts über den Süden. Danke fürs Zeigen.

LG Stefanie

hello gorgeous said...

thanks for the mooch around the show....LOVING the bird houses....very novel! ;o)

hugs

hello gorgeous xxx

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Hello dear! Happy looking at the art show! Blessings and joy too!

romantic decay said...

Thank you for sharing. I truly enjoy seeing what is going on in other countries, and your photographs are always beautiful.

sharon said...

It is great to see your festival Renate....and I so wish I could be there! It seems you live in a very creative area, very artsy, it really looks wonderful and inspiring!
Thank you!

mermaiden said...

ah, how wonderful! those gargoyles are INCREDIBLE!

Cindy said...

OH, sure wish we could have joined you at this wonderful outdoor art festival! Looks like it was a lot of fun!

Narrative jewelry said...

Thanks to share this beautiful art moment Ren. Love the birds houses and the masks, oh, and the so cute girl wrapped in the wind.

SummersStudio said...

So many things here that I would love to give a home too!

Diva Kreszl said...

such a lovely event! this is something I would so enjoy strolling through, it evokes so much passion.

The Joy of Nesting said...

Oh Gosh,

What fun thank you Hermanita for taking me along!! I love outdoor art shows!!! Speaking of art shows our last Friday art walk for the season is this friday. Martha is gone so LW will be working the table with me :)

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

diane said...

I loved looking at your art event! That is the draw back of having an event outside, and we too suffer from it alot here in Texas!
I actually was in a juried Art Walk this past weekend, and it turned out to be GREAT. I was worried, as we had a chance of rain...but instead we had overcast~which is perfect! Saturday I got soooo hot by the afternoon, but Sunday turned out to be perfect.
I loved it ~ ALL.
Thanks for sharing...it was fun! Love the cocoon(ed) lady best....

anna said...

Thanks for Aditi!
I like the market with works of art, these works are beautiful and original, I would like to visit! Good Sunday! Anna

Julie Pishny said...

I saw so many things that I would have taken home with me....delightful. Thank you for sharing with us!