Art can also be found at Belgium Kalmthout at De Markgraaf. Partner Savita Singh of former 'port baron' Jan Rijsdijk appears to be an inspiring artist. Janny bought one of her works: De Prins (the prince).
Ever heard of ArtDelight? Rotterdam-based artists Patty Koll and Peter van der Palm are behind what they call 'light creations'.
Click on the pic of the "Spinning Wheel" since May, 2006 hanging over the table in Jaap and Janny's home to find out about the makers of that lamp.
But the light artists have been up to more. Peter made the 'light design' of a meeting place at the college and he and Patty were assigned to make this special lamp for retiring CEO
Carel van den Driest of Vopak. Unaware of this artistic gesture, Janny and her colleagues appointed the man who has seen this light as Man of the Port, mid January, 2006. Van den Driest certainly does not put his light under the proverbial bushel. Today, he is proud member of the group of Men of the Port, recognized by the harbour press club Kyoto, besides being involved in other activities.
Janny is a modest collector of Rotterdam art from Cor Kraat, Han Kuipers, Rinus Blomsteel and others. The painting she bought from Rinus - the Painting Animal - Blomsteel was still wet when it was handed over. Click on the pic to find more about Blomsteel and his work.
The Sun is artificially shining in the Kok-house. It is a painting of Kim Leeflang made on assignment by Rotterdam-based trade fair organiser Jan de Klerk. It was auctioned for ' a good cause': Rehabilitation Centre Rijndam. Janny bought the work for the optimism it represents. Find out more about Rijndam by clicking on the pic
and about Kim by clicking on her name