MEMBERS ONLY: SCULPTURE WALK STRÜMPFELBACH

OUTDOOR SCULPTURES WALK
For members and their families

When: Walk and share your photos any time during the month
Zoom meeting: Tuesday March 23rd at 14:00
Location: Weinstadt-Strümpfelbach vineyards
Nearest Station: Endersbach (S) then Bus 202 to Strümpfelbach (Wn.) Kelter

Your host: Alex Elwin

For our third and final winter public art walk, we will tank up on our Vitamin D and blow away the winter cobwebs whilst getting to know the works of a local sculptor!

“Join us” in the vineyards around Strümpfelbach (Rems-Murr-Kreis, east of Stuttgart) to enjoy the view and the art. There are a couple of routes in differing lengths to choose from, including one suitable for strollers.

There are several ways to take part in this event:

  • Do the walk alone -OR- with a friend or members of your household (please follow the contact restrictions in effect at the time of your walk)
  • Do the walk at any time during the month of March -OR- walk the route in time for the March 23rd Zoom call
  • Just enjoy the walk without any additional activities -OR- take photos and let yourself be inspired to create your own art or poetry to share with the group
  • Upload your photos & impressions  in the Facebook event to share -AND/OR- share them with the Zoom call on March 23rd

There is no wrong way and many right ways to participate in this event!

How to RSVP

If you would like to receive information about the suggested routes, please RSVP in the Facebook event. If you do not have Facebook, you can still do the walk and the Zoom call!

Use the form below to contact Alex and she can send you the information via email.

NEW IWCS COMMUNITY – LOOKING AT ART IN THE MODERN WORLD

We are so pleased to announce the birth of a new IWC Stuttgart community!

Have you ever been walking or driving along and spotted a piece of art in the wild, perhaps in the middle of a roundabout, during a walk in the vineyards, or around a lake and wondered how it came to be there, who the artist is and what the connection to its surroundings is? If so, you are not alone and will enjoy being a part of this community!

The inspiration for this community began with an artist called Peter Lenk. After enjoying at his public sculptures on Lake Constance (Bodensee) for many years, we were inspired to find out more when one of his sculptures arrived in Stuttgart. So began a series of ideas for looking and talking about art in the modern world around us.

This group will arrange visits to exhibitions and sculpture parks as well as hold discussions on related topics – the last discussion topic was graffiti. None of us are experts but we share an interest in art and a curiosity to find out more.

Joining the IWCS interest communities can help build stronger networks and friendships within this club. We are such a diverse group of ladies with so much experience to share – this is one way to get the most out of it.

We look forward to welcoming you to this new community. Please join our Facebook group and watch for community events starting in the April newsletter!

MEMBERS ONLY: CONVERSATIONS ON MODERN ART – TWO

MEMBERS ONLY: CONVERSATIONS ON MODERN ART – TWO
When to visit: Any time in February
Zoom meeting to discuss: Tuesday, February 16th at 10:00 OR 19:00
Your host: Alison Tyler

Since we can’t currently visit museums together, we’ve decided to try this pandemic-friendly alternative! The plan is to visit outdoor works of art in the Stuttgart area by yourself or with a friend sometime during the month, and then we all get together online to discuss what we’ve seen.

Think book club, but with art!

In February we will be discussing graffiti as an art form. A great place to start is the graffiti art exhibit in the main station in Stuttgart. The Stadt Palais and Kunst Museum also have graffiti exhibitions; although currently closed they have online materials to view.

Perhaps you have seen graffiti murals during your travels or in your current home town? For example, the town of Asperg have recently commissioned graffiti artists to decorate the tunnel into the train station.

Hopefully the art will generate a good deal of conversation. We welcome all opinions, both positive and negative, as long as all are respectfully given.

To take part and receive more details about where exactly to find this art, please RSVP in one of the Facebook events. Alison will be hosting a morning and an evening chat. If you are not on Facebook but would still like to check out the art and join one of the Zoom calls on the 16th, please use the contact form below.

MEMBERS ONLY: CONVERSATIONS ON MODERN ART

MEMBERS ONLY: CONVERSATIONS ON MODERN ART
When to visit: Any time in January
Zoom meeting to discuss: Tuesday, January 26th at 10:00
Your host: Alex Elwin

Since we can’t currently visit museums together, we’ve decided to try this pandemic-friendly alternative! The plan is to visit outdoor works of art in the Stuttgart area by yourself or with a friend sometime during the month, and then we all get together online to discuss what we’ve seen.

Think book club, but with art!

In January we will be discussing the outdoor art at the Wilhemspalais. They have recently added a temporary extra modern sculpture to the existing ones of King Wilhelm and his dog (1990, Hermann-Christian Zimmerle) and Datenbank (2019, Erik Sturm) in its outdoor space near Charlottenplatz. The piece, called “S.21. The Monument – Chronicle of a grotesque derailment” by Peter Lenk, will be in this spot only until March 2021.

You will want to read up on all three sculptures before visiting them, and familiarize yourself with the Stuttgart 21 railway project and its history, especially if you are new to the area.

Hopefully the art will generate a good deal of conversation. We welcome all opinions, both positive and negative, as long as all are respectfully given.

To take part and receive more details about where exactly to find this art, please RSVP in the pending Facebook event. If you are not on Facebook but would still like to check out the sculptures and join the Zoom call on the 26th, please use the contact form below.

MEMBERS ONLY VIRTUAL EVENTS WINTER 2021

The December Coronavirus rules have been announced and we are facing at least another month of being unable to meet in person. At this point, it’s hard to say if we will be able to hold regular meetings this upcoming winter at all.

It’s time to get creative!

At our delightful activities planning Zoom meeting in November, we brainstormed up a few new events that combine actually leaving the house with a community activity we can do online! You will see us roll out a couple of these new hybrid events starting in January:

  • CONVERSATIONS ON MODERN ART – This activity is meant to replace tours of local art museums for the time being. Members will be given directions on how to find a public art installation (sculptures, for example) to visit on their own before the date of a scheduled Zoom meeting. Then at the meeting we will use the art as a starting point for our discussion – a bit like a book club, but with art!
  • TREASURE HUNT WALKS – Members will be given a walking route to follow somewhere in the city and a list of clues to try and find on their own before the scheduled Zoom meeting. See how many clues you can find and get some exercise in the process!

Under the current rules, the outdoor part of both events can be done alone, with your household/family, or with one other friend or club member.

Hopefully these ideas (and a few others we are working on) will keep us busy, connected, and safe for as long as necessary this winter. We’d love to hear any feedback or additional suggestions or ideas via the comment form below!

Image by StumblingOtis from Pixabay

MEMBERS ONLY: OP ART EXHIBIT AND TOUR (+1 EVENT)

IWCS members and their guests are invited to join host Emily Born for an English-language tour of the special exhibit “Vertigo” at the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart in March!

Warning: this exhibit is not for the faint of heart (or eyes!). It showcases the jarring world of the mid-1950s Op Art movement, meant to manipulate our vision and overwhelm our bodies. They have also included some 16th-18th century art pieces that also played with optical effects and can be considered precursors to the movement.

We will meet at 17:15 on Friday, March 27th to pick up our tickets and our tour will start promptly at 17:30. The English-language tour will be 90 minutes long and the museum is open until 21:00 on Friday nights so there is plenty of time afterwards to visit the regular collection if you wish. Let Emily know if you are interested in going out for drinks or dinner afterwards so we can make reservations.

This is a +1 event, which means:

  • Any IWCS member plus one guest are welcome to attend.
  • Your +1 can be a partner, spouse, adult child, or friend (adults only)
  • You and your guest each pay the member cost listed below.

The cost of this event is €5 per person, paid in advance. The tour guide will be sponsored by the IWCS and this is a Round Up For Charity event. All proceeds will benefit Frauen helfen Frauen.

To reserve your spot, please RSVP using the form below or respond in the pending Facebook event. To confirm your reservation, please transfer the €5 per person to the IWCS bank account no later than Sunday the 22nd of March. If you have any extenuating circumstances that keep you from getting the funds to us by that date, please speak directly with the host so we don’t assume you are no longer interested.

Prepayments are non-refundable after the payment deadline. Members who have to cancel at the last minute are welcome to find another member or guest to send in their place.

[contact-form-7 404 "Not Found"]

Members Only – Art Night Painting Party

IWCS Art Night Painting Party
Tuesday, 9th April 2019 at 18:30
Location: Poffers Café, Urbanstraße 86, 70190 Stuttgart-Ost
Host: Michelle Moore
Cost: €30 per person (due by March 26th) – 15 spaces available

Some of you might remember our last painting party in 2016 – it was so popular that we are doing it again!

Under the instruction of local artist Ansa Afshar, we will be led step-by-step through the creation of your very own work of art that you can take home or give as a gift – real or gag. Art supplies are provided. We only ask that you wear painting clothing and/or bring an apron, an open mind, and a good mood.

This event will be held in Poffers Café in Stuttgart-Ost. Orders for food and drink will be taken starting at 18:30 and painting will begin promptly at 19:30. While we enjoy the soothing motions of painting, we can order more drinks and just enjoy our evening.

The cost of this event is €30 per person, paid in advance. The IWC Stuttgart will be subsidizing the remainder of the event fees for the evening. All food and drinks ordered are the responsibility of the member.

To reserve your spot, please RSVP in the pending Facebook event or use the form below if you are not on Facebook. To confirm your reservation, please transfer your €30 fee to the IWCS bank account no later than March 26th. If you have any extenuating circumstances that keep you from getting the funds to us by that date, please speak directly with the host so we don’t assume you are no longer interested.

Prepayments are non-refundable after the payment deadline. Members who have to cancel at the last minute are welcome to find another member to send in their place.

See you there with your paint smocks on!

 

[contact-form-7 404 "Not Found"]

 

SPECIAL EVENT – CANVAS & CORKSCREWS

Canvas & Corkscrew Painting Party
Wednesday, November 23rd at 18:00
Location: Poffers Café, Urbanstraße 86, 70190 Stuttgart-Ost
Host: Michelle Niese-Mendel
Cost: €15 per person (due by November 16th)

painting-911804_1920

You wanted a painting party and we’re making it happen – you don’t want to miss this!

Under the instruction of a local artist, we will be led step-by-step through the creation of your very own work of art that you can take home or give as a gift – real or gag. Art supplies are provided. We only ask that you wear painting clothing and/or bring an apron, an open mind, and a good mood.

This event will be held in Poffers Café in Stuttgart-Ost. Orders for food and drink will be taken between 18:00-18:45 and painting will begin promptly at 19:00. While we enjoy the soothing motions of painting, we can order more drinks and just enjoy our evening.

This is a “+1 event” which means:

  • Any IWCS member plus one guest are welcome to attend.
  • Your +1 can be a partner, spouse, adult child, or friend.
  • You and your guest each pay the member cost listed below.

The cost of this event is €15 per person, paid in advance. The IWC Stuttgart will be subsidizing the remainder of the event fees for the evening. All food and drinks ordered are the responsibility of the member and her guest.

To reserve your spot, please RSVP using the form below or respond in the pending Facebook event. To confirm your reservation, please transfer the  €15 per person to the IWCS bank account. We must have received your pre-payment a week in advance of this event (no later than November 16th) or we will assume you are cancelling your reservation. If you have any extenuating circumstances that keep you from getting the funds to us by that date, please speak with the host (Michelle).

Prepayments are non-refundable. Members who have to cancel at the last minute are welcome to find another member or guest to send in their place.

See you there with your paint smocks on!

[contact-form-7 404 "Not Found"]