Art in Vico Pancellorum

Vico Pancellorum has hosted an art event every year.

The beautiful church at the top of the village makes the perfect venue. The walk up from the bottom is worth the effort for the view alone.

Some of the old doorways and windows along the path would make good art subjects.

There was a large crowd in the church.

It is good to see these lovely old churches open.

There was an excellent choice of art on display.

Thank you Moe for taking the photos so we could share the event.

 

 

 

Womens’ Day Exhibition

This evening was the opening event for the exhibition of art and photography to celebrate Womens’ Day at the Casino in Ponte a Serraglio.

I went earlier in the day to take photos. It is always great to see the beautiful rooms of the casino.

Womens'Day

Womens' Day

In the main room is the collection of art.

Womens' Day

Womens' Day

he second room holds photos of women at work. The photos are both old and current…an excellent insight into the lives of women in Bagni di Lucca.

Womens'Day

Womens' Day

The evening was well attended.

Womens Day

The exhibition will be open each day this week from 5.00pm.

Womens' Day

Womens' Day

Womens’ day celebrations

The Casino in Ponte a Serraglio will be holding lots of events to celebrate Womens’ Day. The opening event is on Sunday 5th March at 5.00pm and the Casino will be open every day from 5.00pm until Sunday 12th March.

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There will be music and art, food and conversations, make your own mandala…something for everyone. Please email Morena for more information morenaguarna@hotmail.com 

Making figurines

Bagni di Lucca has long been known for making figurines. As a cheaper alternative to carved marble or stone, religious statues were made with Plaster of Paris, or gesso. Presepi, or nativity scenes, were particularly popular and salesmen from Bagni di Lucca took them to the world.

Arte Basanti

The industry still exists in Bagni di Lucca and there is now a plan to introduce a course in the making of figurines. A contribution from Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Lucca has enabled a small group of people including the mayor, Massimo Betti, Alessandro Gabrielli, Sonia Lena and Mariano Mariani to initiate a course of lessons in this traditional art.

The lessons will be open to anyone over 16 and will be managed by Simone Fiori from Arte Basanti, a firm that still makes figurines by hand in the old tradition. (Click here to see the post about it) He will be helped by Mariano Mariano, Luca Marchi and Marco Fontanini from other local businesses.

Arte Basanti

Figurines in BdL

Applications for the course can be made until 23rd December at the education office in the Comune in La Villa or through the website http://www.comunebagnidilucca.it.

The course, or courses, if there is enough interest, will begin in the new year and will consist of lessons over 5 mornings and 2 afternoons. The cost will be €50 for residents and €80 for non residents. Each course will be limited to 10 people.

For information call (39) 0583 809940.

I think this is an excellent initiative and I hope it is successful. It would be great if it becomes popular and attracts people from outside the area as well as locals.

Residents of Bagni di Lucca took their plaster skills all over the world when they migrated to other countries. It would be wonderful  to revive the skill and provide a fun thing for visitors to do.

Please share this post and spread the word.

Art at Bar Italia

Lovely Maureen (Moe to her friends) Rocksmoore has opened her exhibition at Bar Italia.

She paints amazing skies…take a look.

Moe Rocksmoore

Moe Rocksmore

Moe Rocksmoore

Moe Rocksmoore

Moe Rocksmoore

Moe Rocksmoore

Moe Rocksmoore

Moe Rocksmoore

The opening was well attended and much fun was had by all.

Moe Rocksmore exhibition

Moe Rocksmoore exhibition

 

Moe Rocksmore exhibition

Moe Rocksmoore exhibition

Moe Rocksmoore exhibition

Moe Rocksmoore exhibition

Moe Rocksmoore exhibition

Drop in to see Moe soon.

Moe Rocksmoore exhibition

The exhibition is upstairs at Bar Italia in Ponte a Serraglio right now.