A social gathering in the museum garden at Haus Hövener in Brilon shows how closely culture and work are connected.
economy and culture They belong together and form a city. “This coexistence fits perfectly. Economy and culture create the quality of life, people love to work there”, hello Brilliance Mayor Dr. Christoph Barch many guests in Museum Garden To the “Spring Festival of Art and Pleasure”. As a thank you for the good cooperation, the mayor invited entrepreneurs from business, commerce, credit institutions, church representatives, council members and management “to a new format…a colorful meeting without long letters.”
What does the city care about?
It was a warm May evening with many good conversations. “we had Corona related No more New Year’s receptions and fairs for long.” Bartsch is on the spotlight. Opening exhibition of the work of painter Pete Moog and some of his sister Renate Tomino Mogg. The mayor briefly addressed what the city is currently dealing with—such as forest problems. Good weather is beautiful, ” but for Jungle Four weeks of cold and rain would be better. 2,500 hectares of barren land must be reforested. The tree does not think in terms of human life, but in terms of five or six generations.”
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The Director of the Savings Bank, Ingo Ritter, pointed out that Artist Pete Moog He would have turned 90 on May 11. He opened his first gallery three years ago as the House of Moog Gallery. “No one could have imagined that it would be the last for a long time.”
A sign of quality of life
He stressed that “economic history and cultural creativity are at the same time a way of quality of life, and this is the exact description of Brillon and the 16 villages.” Museum director Carsten Schlumer in his eulogy. We can live well here because we find wages and bread here. But also enjoy the cultural experiences that make life special. With this artist, who returned to Brillon in the 1960s after an eventful working life with exhibitions in Paris, Rome, Milan and Brussels, the Museum can provide a current example of his work.
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“What is Napoleon Square in Florence if you have a chance to live in Aa-Mühle,” Schlömer laughed. “Pete Mogg simply realized that he yearned for the beauty of our city. He chose to continue his work here because he found here a functional and unidentified community.” While many of his subjects once had a tinge of melancholy, “life at his Aa mill in the 1970s seemed to make him happy. Pictures from that time are colorful and wild.”
he crossed his boundaries
The exhibition also includes works by his sister. Her life illustrates part of the economic history of Germany and Brillon. She lived through the Third Reich, the post-war world, and the years of the economic miracle with its impact on culture. “Immediately after high school, she moved to England, and she wanted to see new things, create new things,” she last lived on a Croatian island. “Like today’s business representatives, the boundaries of language, time, and nations have crossed.” According to Schlömer, the interconnection between culture, economics, and Brillon remains the same as it was at the time.
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In the Brilon Museum The Unkraut-Hövener family of mining pioneers used to live here. “Today, the museum is committed to cultural work.” Thanks for the exhibition’s financial support goes to Sparkasse Director Ingo Ritter and team curators Peter Wagner and Carlo Sintermann for their expertise and selection of images.
The group of five “Jazz-Police Olsberg” provided musical entertainment that evening. The musicians also impressed the audience with pieces they composed themselves, such as the premiere of “La cubana” (Jörg Beier).
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