Tuesday, March 24, 2009

ART: Vernissage - Varnishing Day - Opening Day - Zeynep Yüksel

Warning: All paintings are copyright Zeynep Yüksel. All Photos copyright Tor Aabö. In this post.

Flowers by Zeynep Yüksel
My regular readers may recall the last weekend was very special for Anna and Papa and Sölvi:
The first meeting with the Parents of Ingelin's dear boyfriend Kaya. The young ones met in Hong Kong. First time. To papa's knowledge;)) For the whole blogger world to know, here is how we, the parents met.
Part 1
All Parents do know, sooner or later, they have to at least say hallo to the kids prefered partner's parents.

Ingelin invited us to a Vernissage - the opening of an Art Exhibition. A separate - only one painter - Exhibition. The Artist: Her loved ones Mother: Zeynep Yüksel.
U Z - it was in a hurry

You might know we live in Oslo, Norway and the event took place in Essen, Germany. Only about 2 hours flight time away with Norwegian to Düsseldorf. (The Airport parking at OSL costs more than the Air Fair - crazy enough - I ponder when they realize price means somthing - and service).
Arriving the Gallery.
The Gallery - Galerie Aviva is situated in a very charming old suburb of Essen named Werden..

Here you see the artist's husband walking up the narrow street close to the Gallery.
(We had Dinner in the Building on the left after the Vernissage)

Sometimes Papa got some signs of a happy result. Salute. Papa do think these botles are for good friends only. Have I missed some points?

Galerie Aviva from outside. Will the people enter?

At least they stopped to study the paintings more seriously. Papa say no more.

And here an anxious husband just before he does enter the Gallery.
The Vernissage.

The first to enter was of course some Norwegians;)) - Anna - Sölvi and Ingelin

And what was the first thing for H to do when inside the Gallery, but welcome vistors?
He handled the circumstances with elegance.

Some women, well? In a Gallery;)) They might be among the Rich and Famous,)))
Papa does not care, because he loves the both of them.

And the first to select her favourite piece of Art, Anna of course. "On the way to the Carnival".

The next Photos are also from the Opening Event. Wordless. People all over.

After a while, the Gallery was fully crowded. Several paintings sold. Wine, applejuice, Water and snacks were served.

Ingelin with Camera. Else you can see Zeynep and Kaya and Anna and other fans

Among the visitors was Der General Konsul. Can you see who that can bee ? And: The General Konsul represent which country? Gift to come.
Clue: Miklagard

The Gallery closed at 8 pm. As you see, there were some fans of Zeyneps Art that refused to leave the Exhibition. Papa very well understands.

The Dinner

Sooner or later a Gallery have to admit the vernissage is over and close for the opening Day.
As you might understand from the missing clarity of the Photo, papa was very excited, when arriving to the Dinner.

More than 2 douzens of visitors did meet for a meal at a restaurant as short as 90 seconds walking distance from the Galerie Aviva. To celebrate Zeynep's exhibition. The 2 persons on the Right are the Galerie Owners. Really wonderful people.

Here we are again, around the Table

At home again.
As I've said many times before: Every great, memorable moments comes to an end.
It was time to return.

We had a blast of a family gathering, celebrating both the Vernissage and the two youngsters in love. A real reunion of friendship across borders and culture and formation of new family relationship. We danced around Zeynep. And we Danced for a great friendship and relationship.

---- more to come - and papa promise: Joy, Friendship, Happiness and Great Performances and historical facts and voyages. So stay tuned my dear blogger readers and friends.

PS. Since we know the Artist, it will be very wrong to comment on her Art. We can only say the following: 4 of Z Y works are now in Norway. And we, as Norwegians went around and listened to comments given. Most of the visitors did know we came from Norway, but not all of them did realize the fact we understand German. Very positive comments to Zeynep's works.

Let me summarize: The Gallery owners did a tremendous job. They responded quickly and professional to all inquries and was very respondant to all the questions that arrived during the opening, besides serving the visitors properly. Hurray.

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Blogger Shadow said...

what??? the christmas card only got there now??? please remind me to post one off in september this year.... but at least it got there.

March 25, 2009 8:19 am  
Blogger Gattina said...

What a nice event ! and so many people, that's very good for a vernissage ! (I know from experience when I had my expositions)

March 25, 2009 3:11 pm  
Blogger jams o donnell said...

Looks like it was a wonderful event Tor

March 25, 2009 4:45 pm  
Blogger Maribeth said...

Wonderful! It looks like a success, and as though the event was enjoyed by all. Ingelin looks radiant!

March 26, 2009 12:15 am  
Anonymous RennyBA said...

What a wonderful Prolog post Tor and how good to see you, Anna and of course Ingelin had such a great time.

I know this trip meant a lot to you and I'm happy for the outcome.

March 26, 2009 12:31 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like the gallery had some great event going on and everyone enjoyed themselves to good art, good company and good food! :)

March 26, 2009 4:04 am  
Blogger lime said...

it sounds like it was a beautiful meeting in so many ways. thank you for sharing it with us.

March 26, 2009 1:23 pm  
Anonymous claudie said...

what a nice vernissage! Would want to be present! Sounds you had a great lunch after and so much family joy! I hope to live such great moments in my future with my daughters and their lovers!

March 26, 2009 10:52 pm  
Anonymous Lifecruiser said...

Wow. Sounds like it were a success in every fronts! It really did look nice, very uniwue and wonderful paintings, lovely place to have the exhibition - and lovely persons.

March 27, 2009 12:17 am  
Blogger Shionge said...

This is absolutely wonderful and thank you so much for sharing, I think there lots of bonding there for sure :D

March 27, 2009 1:47 am  
Anonymous Lifecruiser said...

We have a really gray day over here today, but I’m not so depressed about it since we just ordered a trip again…

First week in May we’re going to the secret destination we promised Jane. To the warmth since that was her wish. Hoooooray!!!

But keeping it a secret, she doesn’t know anything else than the date…. More fun that way!

March 27, 2009 11:11 am  
Blogger Fleur de Lisa said...

What a wonderful gathering of family. I would love to visit that gallery too. Beautiful art.

March 29, 2009 10:57 pm  
Anonymous sikiş izle said...

thank you

March 01, 2010 9:34 pm  

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