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Bovbjerg fyr

By spotogspindel | November 9, 2014

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Today was the opening of my solo-exhibition at Bovbjerg Lighthouse. My very first exhibtion outside Norway. 67 pictures all together, 23 of the my Familylife in the lighthouses-series.

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Bovbjerg lighthouse is a beautiful lighthouse in itself, but it´s all the people her that make it such a special place. Hundreds of volunteers help with all sorts of arrangements and events. I´ve been so well looked after while I´ve been here!

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The Norwegian consul Inger H Christensen did the official opening of  my exhibition, and I am SO honored!

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Søren Christiansen (on accordian) and Christian Risgaard (on Hardanger fiddle) played beautifully! Norwegian tunes including the moods of the Aurora Borealis and songs by Alf Prøysen, and the had the whole audience singing along! 🙂

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“The West-Jylland mermaids” 40×50 cm  was made from an old photograph I got from the historian connected to Bovbjerg. At the opening a lady told me, the young girl on the far right was her mother! She ended up buying the picture, and it´s always such a pleasure to know that a picture comes “home”.

How to catch mermaids?

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Use a net made of glittering silks! This is machine-embroidered net of ca 60x350cm

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Six etchings of the naked rock faces of Bømlo.

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In the arched hallway, all the lighthouse-pictures are gathered, including a new one from Bovbjerg lighthouse. (below)

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The café is a calm room with a high ceiling, where pictures in different techniques were presented.

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Another local picture is of the shepherdess  petting the piglet. The lighthouse is in the background.

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My favorite of the local pictures is of this fisherman. I met his grandson today! He told me that the dogs name was Mollie 🙂

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The family-life-exhibition was placed in the old lighthouse-keepers apartment. This part of the building has not been renewed as much as the café-part, and has a really nice atmosphere for the nostalgic pictures.

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Thank you so much to everyone at Bovbjerg for making this such a special event! I am so grateful and happy.

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5 Responses to “Bovbjerg fyr”

  1. Tore H. Says:
    November 9th, 2014 at 22:29

    Congratulation with your first exhibition abroad, Janne.It seems like a success. Nice to know that songs by Alf Prøysen were playd. This year it was 100 years since he was born in my part of Norway.

  2. Siri Says:
    November 10th, 2014 at 18:30

    Gratulerer med utstilling! 🙂

  3. michelle Says:
    November 11th, 2014 at 19:26

    congratulations!!!! you are so talented. you deserve much success.

  4. Vibeke Albinus Says:
    November 25th, 2014 at 14:24

    It was a special event because of you, Janne and your fantastic pictures. Not to to forget your beautiful song og voice. Thanks a lot 🙂

  5. DEBBIE Says:
    December 7th, 2014 at 22:33

    I CAME TO THE PICTURE OF THE LIGHT HOUSE. SO BEAUTIFUL. MY MAIDEN NAME IS BOVBJERG. MY GRANDPARENTS ARE FROM DENMARK. MY FATHER WAS BORN IN 1901. BUT MY SISTER WENT TO A FAMILY REUNION, AT LEAST 30 YEARS AGO AND THEY HAD TOLD HER THAT WE HAVE AN OPERA SINGER AS A COUSIN.
    SO SORRY TO BOTHER YOU, BUT I WAS JUST WONDERING. AND COULDN’T FIND ANY OTHER PLACE TO GO. DO YOU KNOW OF ANY BOVBJERGS IN THIS AREA.
    YOU ARE SO TALENTED. THANK YOU DEBBIE

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