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:

Oct 22 Ev. Studient Community, Halle/Saale, Germany
Oct 22 Living Faith Church, Port St. Lucie, FL, USA
Oct 26 Rocky Mountains Synod, ELCA, USA
Oct 26 St. Paul Reformation Church, Minnesota, USA
Nov 01 South Carolina Synod, ELCA, USA
Nov 01 Trinity Luth. Church in Lehighton, PA, USA
Nov 01 The United Theological College in Bengaluru, India
Nov 12 India Evangelical Lutheran Church
Nov 12 Ascension Luth. Church in Ogden, Utah, USA
Donations

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Each euro allows the Luthergarten to grow!

It is not possible for all churches to raise the entire amount for the tree planting. But we do not want to exclude any church, particularly in this worldwide and ecumenical project. With your donation, you can help these churches to participate in the unique project Luthergarten.

Bank details:
Account holder: VELKD/LWB-Zentrum Wittenberg
IBAN: DE75 8006 3598 0000 4556 87
BIC: GENODEF1WB1 
Bank:   Volksbank Wittenberg eG
            Collegienstraße 12
            06886 Lutherstadt
                       Wittenberg
Purpose: tree planting WB + your name and address