As of september 2012 untill september 2014 Brigitta Santegoeds and I, Ed Hanssen "ran" the non-profit exhibition space Galerie/Atelier Oranjehof, Vullingsweg 54, Heerlen.
Oranjehof was part of Sevagram, a healthcare organisation.
Brigitta and I gave a lecture about Alzheimer/dementia in relation to our art at Oranjehof in september 2012.
At the end of the lecture we saw this beautiful raw and empty wing of this new building.
After asking if we could use this empty wing for artexhibitions, it was an immediate GO!
Asking on thursday and the first exhibition was a fact at... monday!!!
The fifth exhibition..........
The fourth exhibition is a groupshow called "HERDERS EN WORSTEN". This groupexhibition was initiated by Steven Crauwels and first shown at PC BethaniŽn, Zoersel(B) and Galerie Rivierenof, Antwerpen(B). Ed Hanssen took part in that exhibition and managed to get it shown at Galerie/Atelier Oranjehof. Participants are Erie Merkus, Tanja van Heesch, Steven Crauwels, Sander Jacobs, Brigitta Santegoeds, Christine Morren, Carmen Heemels, Anki Raemaekers, Ed Hanssen, Rita Nuyts, Bea Bervoets, Bea Peter, Christoph Herdewijn, Kristof Stubbers, Maarten Otten, Mieke van Zundert, Anne Brems, Theo Schuurmans, Stijn Leijssen, Stef Joos, Dirk van de Keere, Anne Marie Aldershof, Eddy Reyniers, Neele Dhamers, David Diamond, Rosa Verloop, Bart Smits, Luc Derck, Wim Driessen and Jeroen Theunissen.
The third exhibition showed that the name Galerie/Atelier was the right choice, because Jet Nuy not only showed her work, but she made it there too and.... she gave workshops!
The second exhibition was "BIRD ART INSTALLATION, REPRISE" with Birdart by Jan Weijers, Wim Wilmsen, Kitty Bongers, Tiny Bosch-van Vlimmeren, Christine Morren, Paul Verhulst and other artists from Gavere(Belgium), Joke Proper, Agnes Frijlink, Henny Schaapman, Ed Hanssen, Egbert Hascher, Imke van den Berg, Jan Heynen, Marianne Delmee, Carmen Heemels, Theo Schuurmans, Petra Nolting, Mien Hendrickx, Liesbeth Visser-Heesakkers.
Our first exhibition was called "KUNST IN DE RUIMTE" and showed the artworks by Brigitta Santegoeds, Alfred Reuters, Jenny Roost, Joyce Oyen, Anki Raemaekers, Anki Lommen and Ed Hanssen.