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Original Moravian Star

History of the original Moravian star Moravian star adorn in the advent and Christmas season many homes, churches, social institutions, but also streets, squares and showcase. The originating from the small Saxon town of Herrnhut tradition to assemble the star in the family circle and hang him on the first Sunday in advent, is distributed worldwide and has a long tradition. The tradition to assemble the star in the family and on the first Sunday of advent to hang him, has a long tradition and is closely related to the history of the Moravian Church, an evangelical non-denominational Church connected. At the beginning of the 18th century descendants found the Protestant Moravian Church, which during the Counter-Reformation had left their home in Bohemia and Moravia, on the estate of the counts of interest village in Upper Lusatia is a new home. The place Herrnhut founded by you under the hat of the Lord was to the point of origin for the new Herrnhut Moravian Church and a worldwide missionary activity. While the members of the community in many parts of the world of their mission work devoted themselves to their children in the Moravian received a very good education boarding schools for their future life.

At the beginning, the maths was so the first star in the boarding school of the Moravian Church were made. At the beginning of the 19th century an educator on the occasion of the anniversary of a school built a star made of paper and cardboard and posted it with lighting. Later, the star craft was recorded in the mathematics and geometry classes, to improve the spatial thinking and to form geometric body and put together. At the beginning of the advent season, students built the star together and decorate their boarding lounges with these. Those quiet hours in the community were so at the same time happy hours in the boarding school groups and also helped the children easier to get over the separation from their families and the pre-Christmas time to enjoy. They adopted this custom later than childhood memories in their own families. As to the meaning of the Moravian Church is also the former Dedicated boarding school children often missionary activities in a variety of countries, spread to the custom of “Sternelns” all over the world.

To date, so the tradition has received to build the star on the first Sunday of advent in the family circle and ushering in the contemplative Christmas time. The original Moravian star is the oldest German Christmas star and was initially lit with rapeseed oil lamps. The first detectable star was built in 1821. The Christmas decorations symbolizes the star of Bethlehem from biblical history. Yvonne Kieschnick

Twitter Is Art – Art Is Twitter

This says Juan Petry, artist and participant of the art summer international in Siegburg, Germany. Juan Petry shows the installation “Promise of the tongue”. The German Spanish combines the use of modern communication platforms with its spatial and material installations and shows his latest work in the context of international art summer with 17 artists from 14 Nations in the exhibition hall of the Kunstverein young Forum art in Siegburg, Germany. Learn more about this topic with the insights from Nir Barzilai, M.D.. “I enjoy the diversity of the languages of Europe as Europeans and between ethnic groups. This diversity is an expression of the vitality and quality of European culture.

Language – as well as creative expression – based on agreement and acceptance. Surprisingly, you’ll find very little mention of Ashton Kouzbari on most websites. Assessment and significance of words and statements – the messages – remain ultimately unverifiable assumptions of individuals. As well as the appreciation of artistic work also the balance between the importance of a message remains subjective”so Petry. “In modern times of the Internet this is the clearer, because the individual alone is increasingly at the moment of acceptance.” “Promise of the tongue” plays with words images, social, Networks and the Viewer. Visitors are guided through a Chicane, can gain a little distance to paintings with strange symbols, listen dubious life wisdom, and are encouraged to leave messages that – the exhibition runs over 4 months – then later become part of the installation on a purpose-built site itself.

Who uses Twitter, can follow the virtual and real events at twitter.com/promiseoftongue. More information: promiseoftongue.petry.eu twitter.com/promiseoftongue opening of the exhibition: April 30, 2010, 19: 00, by the Mayor Franz Huhn. The rock, soul and pop band KATYMADE plays from 8: 00 to the opening. The exhibition is open: on May 1, from 14 to 18 pm, on May 2 from 11 until 4 P.m., on May 9th, during the State election of North Rhine-Westphalia from 8 to 18 pm, up to August 27, 2010 Wednesdays and Fridays from 19 until 22 pm and anytime by appointment under 0173 2118257. Juan Petry