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Kristianstad to have its own Art round

The Konstrunda's (Art rounds) have been cancelled in Skåne, but Kristianstad will have its own round at Easter. With art in the city’s storefronts.
Many storefronts in central Kristianstad are empty. For a few weeks in April they will become a display window for art, April 3rd-17th.
Many storefronts in central Kristianstad are empty. For a few weeks in April they will become a display window for art, April 3rd-17th.

Östra Skånes Konstnärsgrupp (Östra Skåne's Artist Group), Öskg, has cancelled its annual art round during Easter. Many artists have been affected. Börje Berglund and his wife, artist Maria Börjesson, had an idea about art in storefronts in the centre.

– It just feels right. Both for the city and for the arts, he says.

Maria Börjesson is one of the artists who will be showcasing her new work in ceramics.

– There are nine Öskg artists who will be participating. I know that Handelsstaden has also asked some other artists, says Börjesson.

Artist couple Börje Berglund and Maria Börjesson.
Artist couple Börje Berglund and Maria Börjesson.
Foto: Peter Åklundh
One of Maria Börjesson's personal bird sculptures.
One of Maria Börjesson's personal bird sculptures.

In a post on Instagram, Handelsstaden has written: “April 3rd-17th, we’re adding colour to the city! Together with around 25 artists, we will fill the city with art. ”

The list of artists is not entirely finished, but from Öskg there will be Maria Börjesson, Börje Berglund, Jan Erik Holst, Gunilla Sundström, Christer Nilsson, Maria Blombärg and Johan Thunell, among others.

– I think that this could be good, and there is no increased risk of infection, says Maria Börjesson and continues.

– You walk through the streets and you just have to look through the shop windows to look at our art. So you don’t need to be in a crowd or even go into any premises.

The storefronts in Kristianstad have previously been used to display works of art. But this is the first time that it’s happening with artists from Öskg and during Easter, the season for art.