24.11.2015 Artist Richard Radtke presents check for the Luthergarten

In December 2013, Wittenberg artist Richard Radtke unveiled his masterpiece “Wittenberg – City of the Reformation” to the public. It is a unique artwork – not an ordinary picture; it is not painted but oxidized. About 4,000 layers of gold leaf, silver leaf and copper leaf were needed for the complex creation of the artwork, which measures 200 x 140 cm (a little larger than 4 x 6 feet). The total of the material expenses is about 10,000 Euros. This unique townscape can be seen in the Tourist Information in Wittenberg. In 2017, the masterpiece will be offered in a public auction. In addition to the oxidized image, the artist also offers a limited edition of the Reformation picture with a hand-gilded Luther (24 carat), as well as inexpensive prints. Also special is that Mr Radtke donates 25 percent of the proceeds from the sale of all his artwork to support the Luthergarten, and many works of art have changed hands. So it was a very special day, when Richard Radtke presented a check for 1,000 Euros to the director of the LWF Center Wittenberg on November 24, 2015.

Many thanks to Mr. Radtke for this commitment and continued support of the Luthergarten project!

Zentrum Luthergarten

Next plantings:

June 16 Church congregations Twelf Apostles in Sarstedt rural and in Liebertwolkwitz, Germany
June 21 Ev. Youht Congregation Berlin North-East, Jürgen-Maue-Stiftung
June 23 Immanuel Luth. Church in Bellevue, Nebraska, USA
Aug 12 Ev. Lutheran Churches in the Himalayan States, India
Aug 25 Ev. Luth. Congregation Jakobuskirche in Pesterwitz, Germany
Aug 29 The Ev. Lutheran Church of Ingria in Russia
Sept 12 Ev. Luth. church district Bautzen-Kamenz, Germany and Ev. Luth. church district Orenburg, Russia
Sept 12 Faith Luth. Chruch in Sarasota, Florida, USA
Sept 12 Rapidan Luth. Parish in Orange/Madison, Virginia, USA
Sept 29 Ev. Luth. Congregation Hirschfeld, Germany
Sept 29 Ev. Luth. Congregation Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sept 29  Ev. german speaking congregation Emmaus, Belgium and Cath. congregation St. Paulus in Brussels
Sept 30 Ev. Luth Congregationen Bethanienkirche in Leipzig-Schleußig, Germany
Sept 30 British ecumenical St. Peter´s Church , Barker Barracks, Paderborn, Germany
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