After corona compulsory break: art project at walberla starts anew

After corona compulsory break: art project at walberla starts anew

Between kirchehrenbach and schlaifhausen, a sculpture path was to be created along the sun path around the walbera. An artist competition for this was already started in march by the art and culture association of kirchehrenbach and in october the artworks should be ready. But then corona came and ruined the project – at least for this year. Due to the corona, all other events of the kirchehrenbach art and culture association will have to be cancelled this year. The association has thus lost important income for the project "sculpture path on the walberla" to finance. Next year, a new attempt will be made to make the sculpture path a reality, says association chairman fritz sponsel. Linoleum cutouts by the artist georg "schorsch" from kirchehrenbach are now on display in the sponsel guesthouse neutzner exhibited, which can be purchased to support this project financially. "We are now asking gonner, supporters and supporters for help", says sponsel, who calls for the purchase of the linocuts. Since the art project is financed only by donations, grants, demand money as well as by own means of the association, this support is necessary.

Former high school teacher

Former high school teacher georg neutzner, who retired three years ago, had already made linocuts with his students. That's how he got into this hobby, which is relatively easy to do," he says. "Very good things always come out of it", says neutzner, who therefore also came up with the idea of supporting the young art at walberla. Next year, ten sculptures by various artists will be installed on the edge of the sunny path for an initial period of two years. They will also be available for purchase. However, as sponsel emphasizes, the new sculpture trail is intended to be a permanent facility that will also be continually furnished with new sculptures. It is hoped that this will also boost tourism around the walberla.


The project "sculpture path on the walberla" is requested through the cultural fund of bavaria, the upper franconia foundation, the savings bank foundation and the county of forchheim. Artists and sculptors who make sculptures can apply again now. A jury will then select the first ten sculptures for the sculpture trail. Artists from all over europe are to be recruited to create their works on site. They should have absolute free hand with ideas and material. Georg neutzner wants to support this financially with his linoleum prints, which he provides free of charge. Each sheet is a hand-printed unique piece in DIN-A4 format, which takes up the theme of corona in a humorous way. A total of three motifs, each with 20 copies, are available for selection: "everybody needs somebody", "keep kuhl& carry on!" (in the style of the propaganda poster "keep calm and carry on") the british government of 1939, in order to strengthen the morale of the population in the case of a heavy military attack) as well as the motive "to keep distance"!". The lino-cut originals are available for 30 euro per piece at the sponsel inn. "The raffle proceeds will be used exclusively for the project", explains fritz sponsel.

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