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Art Trail 2018 in Leuven-Boutersem/Belgium: Three 1x participants!

by Editor  Yvette Depaepe 

The Art Trail Leuven-Boutersem/ Belgium is a yearly event giving a chance to local artists to show their work in exhibitions on different locations in the city and surroundings.

This year,  Hilde Ghesquiere, Luc Vangindertael and  Eddy Verloes were among the participants.

1x member 
Marc Apers and myself were taking this opportunity to visit them along our trip to the Art Trail.  Congratulations, guys!

If you are in the neighbourhood, you still can visit these exhibitions on Sunday, the 6th of May.

Hilde Ghesquiere: Tiense Vest 166, 3000 Leuven
Luc Vangindertael: Vanden Tympelestraat 35, 3000 Leuven

Unfortunately the exhibition of  Eddy Verloes  ended last Sunday.

Enjoy this short report and a few of their exposed photographs.


Hilde Ghesquiere

Portrait Hilde Ghesquiere taken on location by  Marc Apers

Photographing is a way of release as well as a means to communicate to Hilde.
When she was a child, her father infected her with the desire to take photos. He taught here many tricks but more than that, he instilled in her a passion for photography.
Now that she has more spare time, she took up her old passion: looking for the things that fascinate me.

Currently she is involved in a project about “Fuchs' dystrophy”, a disease which slowly progressing, affects both eyes.

Her work shown on her exhibition is very intense.  Through her photos she tries to simulate how people affected by this disease experience the world around them.
Some visitors being familial with this illness were even moved to tears while looking at her images.



Luc Vangindertael

Portrait Luc Vangindertael taken on location by Marc Apers

Luc is a passionate self taught amateur photographer.  He started analogue in 1967 and nearly abandoned photography by the end of the nineties.

In 2014 he rediscovered photography as a way to express his views and feelings on the surrounding reality. Digital photography opened a new world to him, one in which he can master an idea from start to finish.

His work can be best described as a triple A mix
- Architecture
- Abstract
- Art

His work shown on his exhibition is a wonderful triple A mix which exudes beauty.
Beside 27 prints on the walls, one can also sit down and admire an extended presentation of his photos projected on a large screen.



“Art and daily hassle by Luc Vangindertael


Eddy Verloes

Portrait Eddy Verloes taken on location by Marc Apers

Eddy had the opportunity to show his work on a lovely and impressive location: the small church of Butsel/Boutersem (his home place) rarely used for religious purposes currently.
He is very popular in his village for his extravert personality but essentially for his photographs.  

Eddy published already two books: “No time to Verloes” and “Cuba libre”.  Both books were launched by Sven Gatz simultaneously with a showcase of his work in a gallery in Knokke.

The large prints shown on his Art Trail exhibition are a wonderful mix of monochrome images taken on the Belgian coast by stormy weather and images taken in the surroundings of his home place + two enlargements of his Cuba shots.

“Rider on the storm” by Eddy Verloes


“My mysterious town” by Eddy Verloes


Congratulations dear friends Hilde, Luc and Eddy, for the exhibition! Thank you so much Yvette for sharing the details! :-)
Thank you very much Marius :-)
Three talented photographers that I like a lot, congratulations to them for this exhibition, thank you Yvette for the presentation of these photographers out of the ordinary !!!
Thanks for your appreciation, Thierry!
Thanks Thierry
Many thanks Thierry !
Thank you very much dear Thierry :-)
Congrats to all !!
thanks a lot, Martin !
Thanks Martin
Many thanks Martin :-)
I couldn't come to Boutersem last weekend, but I know how good the exhibiting photographers are ("riders on the storm" is one of my favourites). I'm even more aware of the photographic qualities of Marc Apers, who took the portraits taken on location.
Thanks Lus, and you're right: Marc Apers is a really "rider on the storm" with his portraits :-)
You're welcome next year Lus :-)
Many many thanks, Yvette and Marc. It was a pleasure to meet you both in my home place. I love you both ! Great thanks for your beautiful article and great photo !
Thanks Eddy... It was great to visit your exhibition! Gorgeous location. Always fu when meeting you ;-)
Nice job, congrats to all three! :)
Thanks a lot, Adrian !
Thanks Adrian
Thank you very much Adrian :-)
Congratulations to all of you. Great. Warm regards.
Many thanks, Joxe !
Thanks Joxe
Thank you very much dear friend :-)
congratulazioni a tutti
Mille grazie, Enrico !
Many thanks Enrico!
Thank you Enrico :-)
congrats to all of you. best, Paulo
Thank you very much dear Paulo :-)
Thanks a lot Paulo
Complimenti a tutti.
Grazie mille Massimo :-)
Mille grazie Massimo !
Thanks Massimo!
Congratulations to the three artists.
Thank you very much Martine :-)
Many thanks, Martine !
Thanks Martine
Congratulations to Hilde, Luc & Eddy. It was a pleasure to visit your exhibitions and to make this short report. Many thanks to Marc for taking their beautiful portraits straight on location. I wish you many more visitors next Sunday. What a pitty that Eddy's exhibition ended already. Cheers, Yvette
Thank you Yvette and Marc, I enjoyed your visit and the fine article here. A lot of photo friends came along ... a great support for my first ever show :-)
Many many thanks, Yvette and Marc. It was a pleasure to meet you both in my home place. I love you both ! Great thanks for your beautiful article and great photo !
Many thanks Yvette, it was a pleasure to see both of you.