As a group, Kvisten consists of six artists who meet every Tuesday and are creative together. Through NæstvedKulturforening and its art fairs, we have met each other, and it was quickly decided that establishing an art workshop would be a good opportunity to cultivate both being social and being creativeas a group. And it has proven to be true. Now Kvisten has more than a year and a half under its belt, and we enjoy each other’s company and all the exciting art we get to make together. We have even been on study trips together, both in Denmark and abroad. None of this would have been possible without NæstvedKulturforening and its fairs!
That NæstvedKulturforening closes down at the turn of the year is regrettable, and many of us will really miss the association. It has been incredibly important to many people, both artistically and socially. NæstvedKulturforening has given artists from near and far the opportunity to exhibit their works for free at Kunst med Sjæl and HandiArt, thus giving them a chance that many only dare to dream of. It can be extremely difficult to get a foothold in the established art world, so the fact that NæstvedKulturforening promotes outsider art and welcomes everyone with open arms has been worth its own weight in gold – both for cultural life in Næstved in general but also for the individual participant.
We at the art workshop Kvisten would like to express our gratitude and thank NæstvedKulturforening for all that it has done for us. We will all be poorer when the association closes, but we will take everything we have learned with us. Kvisten continues undeterred, and we will cultivate the relationships and friendships we have formed during the fairs and make art together far into the future. NæstvedKulturforening may be over, but its legacy lives on!
Thank you for everything.
The art workshop Kvisten