Klein-Schreuder Sculpture Garden

Christmas in the Garden

flam200In the first place we, the management of the Klein-Schreuder Foundation, wish all friends of the garden a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. The garden will be open in the festive period on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am to 2 pm. We are closed on Christmas Day and on New Year’s Day.

The current exhibition by Jean Groenendijk stays open till 5 January. Jean has reduced the prices by ten percent. From 5 April till 17 May 2020 we expect an exhibition of sculptures by the Portuguese artist Zélia Rocha and more information will appear in the spring newsletter.

The foundation has bought two flamingos from Georgie Poulariani. They are now busy fishing in our pond. He is very successful in Qatar, and the prices of his work are rising fast.

spath250Eleven of our twelve Chorisias have flowered this year, beautiful! The Spathodea is also in the spirit of flowering (see photo).

Johanna has placed a small bronze in the garden, titled Why. It shows four boys, three running and one sad looking, sitting, he has lost a leg.

You can contact us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by telephone on 966 860 230 for information and for an appointment for a visit to the garden outside the fixed opening hours.

Hoping to see you in the garden,

The management of the Foundation

Jean Groenendijk

blondy120From the 6th of October we will be showing an exhibition of works by the Dutch sculptor Jean Groenendijk in the sculpture garden. Jean Groenendijk was born in The Hague in 1943. He says about himself:

"I am a self-taught sculptor ‘pur sang’ and I make sculptures that show a great vitality and power. Some sculptures have classical lines but because of my way of working they are clearly contemporary with a typical form and balance.

In summer I usually search for marble and at the same time look for inspiration under the Portuguese sun. I spend the last part of winter in Spain to include the southern temperament in my sculptures. Thereafter I use the summer for casting those sculptures that are suited to bronze.”

The exhibition is from October 6th to January 5th. Because of his health the artist is unfortunately unable to attend, so there will be no festive inauguration this time.

As usual the garden is open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am to 2 pm and on weekdays after an appointment by phone or e-mail.

A Successful Opening

The inauguration on Sunday 7th April of our anniversary exhibition 20 Years of the Sculpture Garden (see the article below) was a great success. 150 people came to talk with the artists, listen to a guitar concert by three guitarists, among them Vicente Ballester, and to enjoy the special snacks. The wine was appreciated and the weather was fine.

10 artists put 20 sculptures in the garden of the Fundación Klein-Schreuder till June 30th: Antonio Mari, Hanna Gerlind Glauner, Salvador Molla, Vicente Pérez Gonzálvez, Monique Neyzen, Alejandro Cremades and Antonio Imbernon have held solo exhibitions in the garden before. Jan Keijsers, Georgie Poulariani and Quico Torres are new participants.

Clip lalfas has made a video report of the opening which you can watch below. Come and see the exhibition for yourself, you will be surprised!

Twenty Years of the Sculpture Garden

This year we are celebrating twenty years of the Sculpture Garden. The land was bought in 1996 and in 1999 the ploughing and construction of the house was completed. In that same year the first sculpture was placed in the garden, The Acrobat, made by Iris Le Rütte.

"My child, what have you started?" (Mother Schreuder, 1996)

We will be celebrating the anniversary with an exhibition of twenty sculptures by ten artists, seven of whom have exhibited in the garden during the past twenty years.

The inauguration will be on Sunday 7th of April at 11 am in the splendid palm garden. We expect a great party and have arranged for an exciting guitar concert with three guitarists, Vicente Ballester, Diana Martínez and Irene Sala. We will serve wine and snacks and hope to receive a lot of guests.

jubileumThe exhibition will be open until the 30th of June. The entrance fee is as usual € 5 which is used for the maintenance of the garden. If you have an annual pass (€ 18 for two persons), you may of course use it.

The seven artists who have previously exhibited in the garden are Alejandro Cremades, Hanna Gerlind Glauner, Antonio Imbernón, Antonio Mari, Salvador Molla, Monique Neyzen and Vicente Pérez Gonzálvez. The three newcomers are Georgie Poulariani, Quico Torres and Jan Keijsers.

A cordial welcome to the inauguration of the anniversary exhibition!

Season's Greetings

(click to enlarge)First of all we wish you all a nice Christmas and a happy New Year. By "we" we mean the new board of the Foundation, now consisting of the founders Johannes Klein (President) and Johanna Schreuder (Vice President) and our new members Vicente Escrig Peris (Secretary) and Karen Cuppen.

In the picture (click to enlarge) you can see the board members near the shepherd with his dog and the sheep, a group made by Antonio Marí and a very relevant item at this time of year.

On April 7th a new exhibition will start: Twenty Year Sculpture Garden, a group exhibition predominantly with artists who have shown solo exhibitions in the garden earlier.

For your diary: the festive inauguration with introductions by the contributing artists and with music, snacks and wine will take place on Sunday April 7 at 11 am. Everybody is welcome, the entry fee is the usual €5 p.p.

In the meantime we will be showing four statues by Antonio Imbernón, which we will sell for him.

jul2018art200The design of the garden is such that there are flowers in all seasons. Those who wish to visit the garden, you are welcome, the garden will be open as usual on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am to 2 pm. For weekdays you can make an appointment by e-mail or phone, also for Christmas or New Year days.

Finally we are proud to mention that in 2018 the Klein-Schreuder Sculpture Garden has again been awarded the Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor. Many thanks to all visitors who took the time to review us on TripAdvisor.

Johannes Klein and Johanna Schreuder

Hans Some: Don't look at me!

some250On Sunday 30th of September at 11 am a new exhibition begins in the Klein-Schreuder Sculpture Garden of sculptures by Hans Some. At the opening Hans will talk about his work, accompanied by a glass of wine and some snacks.

Don't look at me, look at my work! – could be Hans' statement.

Born in 1968 in Munich, Germany, he moved as a young man to West Berlin, leaving behind a conservative Bavaria. But even in the enclosed Berlin, surrounded by the wall of the GDR, he soon felt limited. This encouraged him to make his first journey to Spain more than 30 years ago, where he eventually settled in the year 2000, opening his own studio near Alicante.

In the meantime, he discovered the multiple possibilities of metal design and expression in the studio of sculptor Stefan Herzog, Munich. Here he studied the basis of classic techniques like casting, welding and forging, which left its indelible mark all the way through to his most recent works. This was the moment he found his vocation: the confrontation with the material, employing great energy and strength to mould the metal, reaching and exceeding its own resistance.

Almost all are forged and welded unique works – only on a few occasions casted replicas have been commissioned. His work has been exhibited in numerous individual and collective exhibitions, and some is included in several public and private collections.

As usual, all the exhibited sculptures are for sale – the foundation does not require any commission.

Antonio Imbernón Summer Exhibition

imber270One of the objectives of the Klein-Schreuder Foundation is the assistance of artists and those who want to become one. Unfortunately, many artists cannot make a living from the sale of their art and have one or more additional jobs.

This is also true for Antonio Imbernón. He is a sculptor, qualified at an art academy, but he also is a renovator of ancient paintings and sculptures. We have three of his sculptures in our sculpture garden, bought by the foundation.

To help him there are now three more of his works on exhibition in the garden, these are for sale. All three are nude females, they are unique, made from polymer. Two are 75 cm tall, the third is slightly smaller, they are called Prudish, Timid and Wavering. Imagine how attractive your pool will become with one of these beauties on the edge.

Antonio needs a month to make such a sculpture, so a price of €1200 is certainly not too high. Please bear in mind that the whole amount will go to the artist, the foundation does not require any commission.

We have the pleasure of announcing that the garden is now also open on Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm, the same hours as on Sundays. Of course you are still welcome on weekdays as well, after making an appointment by e-mail or phone.

Monique Neyzen: Bronze in Motion

neyzen250On Sunday 8th of April at 11 am, the inauguration of Bronze in Motion will take place in the garden, an exhibition of small sculptures by Monique Neyzen. Movement is the theme in her work and she is fascinated by dancers and horses.

At the inauguration Monique will tell us about her work, while the foundation provides an accompanying glass of wine. Visitors pay the normal entry fee to the garden, i.e. € 5.

Since the first of February it is possible to buy an annual ticket. You pay € 18 for the entry to the garden for yourself and one guest. During a period of one year you can come as often as you please. The guest could be your partner, a family member or your visitor, up to you every visit.

voorjaar18Spring has come to the garden. The buds of the trees that lost their leaves start swelling but those flowering in winter have not yet given up.

We have started mowing again. In the garden the weeds are not sprayed but mowed, so now the area looks like a lawn.

Hoping to see you in the garden!

Contact us

Fundación Klein-Schreuder
Cami del Pinar 23, 03580 Alfaz del Pi (Alicante), Spain

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