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On that day we will go to the Verbeke Foundation located beyond Antwerp, founded by art collectors

Geert and Carla Verbekelens where an impressive collection of contemporary and modern artworks awaits us . With 12 hectares of nature reserve and 20,000 square metres of covered spaces, the Foundation is one of the largest private initiatives in Europe.

We see an exceptional collection of 6,000 collages and assemblages , modern and contemporary art, which forms the core of the collection. The Verbeke Foundation strives to be a place where culture, nature, and ecology closely intertwine. Since the opening of the Verbeke foundation in 2007, the collection has been continuously expanded with contemporary artworks.

We will leave on Saturday, September 28, at 9.30am with the Van Gerwen Munckhof bus from community centre the Lievendaal. The distance to Kemzeke is 120 km. We arrive there around 11 am, also the Foundation's opening time.

After arrival, we first go to the restaurant for coffee/tea with ‘something with that’, offered by the board of Pencil & Brush. The restaurant is spacious and also has plenty of seating, as well as a covered outdoor terrace.

Afterwards, everyone can walk around at their leisure, both in the various indoor spaces as well as in spacious nature around them.

You can have lunch in the restaurant at your own expense, but it is not allowed to eat a packed lunch you brought with you in the restaurant. Especially in good weather, there is ample opportunity to eat a packed lunch in the spacious surrounding nature reserve. The restaurant has a limited menu, but from our own experience, what is served is good.

The own contribution, including the entrance fee is €32.50 . This includes the tip for the driver. Please note that the Museum Card and/or Friends Lottery card are not valid in Belgium!

Please note that gluten-free and lactose-free pastries can also be provided, provided this is clearly indicated at registration.

Guests are welcome, first come, first served !

Are you interested in joining us? Then sign up before 31 May via the list on the notice board in our Atelier, or by e-mail:

info@potloodenpenseel.nl , and transfer the amount of €32.50 at the same time to account number INGB 0005 2488 54 t.n.v. Met Potlood en Penseel stating: Excursion.

Registration is final the moment the payment is received.

Around 4pm, we will then slowly start gathering again to leave for our destination Community House the Lievendaal at exactly 4.30pm

Workshop making a floating frame

Every beautiful painting made by our members deserves a nice frame. And what could be better with a homemade painting than a homemade frame. It really finishes off the work. So our activities committee is organising a " making a floating frame " workshop.

This workshop is scheduled for: Saturday 11th of May from 10.30-12.30 hrs and will be given in the studio of "with Pencil and Brush" in the Lievendaal. COSTS; € 12.- p.p.

You can register by e-mail via: info@potloodenpenseel.nl or the registration list in the studio. Registration is final once the costs have been paid. These can be transferred to account number: NL34 INGB 0005 2488 54 in the name of: Met Potlood en Penseel

Annual exhibition 27th and 28th January

On the weekend of January 27 and 28, "met Potlood en Penseel" organized its annual exhibition. During this weekend the works of our members on display. Months in advance is our activities committee is already busy with this. Which works are exhibited, from whom is which painting, what is the name of the painting, all this information is collected and written on small cards so that the next to the works can come to hang. Volunteers have to be found, hostesses who will speak to visitors, flyers made and distributed, but also: who will open the exhibition? People are also needed to place the partitions, it is a huge job every year. But don't forget the refreshments, the coffee and tea also these have to be purchased so that every guest has a nice cookie with their coffee or tea. When the weekend arrives, work begins on Friday to prepare the partitions, set up the rooms, prepare the works of art for each group and provide them with "name tags." Finally, on Saturday morning, the last partitions were put in place and the paintings could be hung so that they could be displayed to their best advantage. The log was placed in the most favorable spot and at 2 p.m. the exhibition could then be officially opened. Also this year Coen van Ham was present and he noted that the quality of the works shown, this year was even higher than last year. On Saturday we had 147 registered visitors and on Sunday there were 144. We should as an association be proud of what we have organized, of course with thanks to the volunteers and our fantastic activities committee. Would you like to see the pictures? Then click here..

General Membership Meeting Jan. 30, 2024

The board of "with Pencil and Brush" would like to alert all members to the upcoming General Membership Meeting. It will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2024, at 7:30 p.m. in the Lievendaal. Which room is not known at this time, but will be communicated as soon as possible.

Annual exhibition 27th and 29th of January 2024

On January 27 and 28, "with Pencil & Brush" will organize their annual exhibition. The artistic qualities of our members are particularly high and it promises to be a wonderful exhibition. The start is on Saturday, January 27, at 2 p.m. and lasts until 5 p.m.. On Sunday, January 28, the works can be admired from 11 am to 5 pm. You are most welcome!


News messages from previous years

Yearly exhibition

Potlood & Penseel organizes an annual exhibition. Since 2020, the works can also be found on the website. Click on one of the year buttons below to view the exhibited works!


The magazine "De Puntenslijper"

The magazine "De Puntenslijper" has not been published since 2019, because all information provision now takes place via this website and / or e-mail.

Editions from previous years that are still available are listed below. Click on an edition to view it in PDF format.