A huge heart surrounded by several colorful handprints – some young adults thoughtfully hung up this picture and other small works of art they had created alone or in groups. Painted in warm violet tones with a lot of female and always red, the paintings revel in a luminous rush of color. It is simply fun to look at these pictures, which are bursting with vitality and energy and radiate joy in life. Until the end of july, the mood-lightening paintings can be seen at an exhibition – together with works by carmen kunert and eva wagner – at the jahnhof.
The pictures were taken at the open work for the disabled (OBA) in lichtenfels at the caritas lichtenfels curative education center. "We met two to four times a week and took up brushes and paint", says ivonne hagenbucher, who heads the artists' group. That their motto "anyone can be an artist" the very successful exhibits, which can also be purchased, prove that this is indeed true. On friday the pictures were hung up by the group itself in an unusual ambience – a former chicken coop that used to house 3500 laying hens. The owner herbert jahn gave up his farm ten years ago. For about 15 years now, he has made his rooms, as well as his garden and the grounds of his idyllically situated farm, available for exhibitions and other art projects.