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Master of Crafts Award: foundation honors Biella’s craftsmanship excellence

Nine excellent projects that with creativity and courage look beyond the crisis: this is the most important result achieved by the "Master Craftsman Award," in its second edition. Promoted by the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Biella in collaboration with the Associazione Fatti ad Arte and with the support of Gal Montagne Biellesi, the Award was created with the intent of supporting the area's Master Craftsmen at a time of deep crisis. An 'edition expanded in content and collaborations, demonstrating the value of the Prize as an important tool for the promotion of Artistic Craftsmanship in the territory and at the same time a contribution to support and sustain the activities of the many workshops that in the Biellese testify to the value of the craftsmanship, which Biella represents as a Unesco Creative City precisely for crafts and folk art. With this in mind, the Award wanted to be inspired by the goals of the UN 2030 Agenda, especially issues related to sustainability. The Commission composed of important experts in the world of Italian artistic craftsmanship, including Fondazione Cologni, expressed its opinion as follows: winner of the prize of € 4,000.00 in the Senior category Davide Furno with the project "A new Italian Pomona"; winner for the category New Openings with a prize of € 2,500.00 the young luthier Carolina Venturin (27 years old) with the project "Modern craftsmanship between tradition and innovation"; special mention for the Network of artisans: Nicola Artiglia with the project "Courses and Paths."

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Venini: Luce 1921-1985

The title of the exhibition just opened in Venice on the Island of San Giorgio, for the initiatives promoted by le Stanze del Vetro, highlights the close link between Venetian glassmaking and light: reflected, projected, diffused by lumiere and panels of various shapes and sizes. Symbolic icons of the exhibition are the imposing veil, from […]

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Glass Jewelry from Prehistory to the Third Millennium (Glass Jewelry from Prehistory to the Third Millennium)

It was presented last September 15 at the Museo Civico Archeologico in Milan on the occasion of The Italian Glass Weeks running until September 28, 2022. Gioielli di Vetro dalla Preistoria al III Millennio (Glass Jewelry from Prehistory to the Third Millennium) edited by Bianca Cappello and Augusto Panini is not only an elegant volume […]

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Into the Trees II, the exhibition in Rome by Setsuko, an internationally renowned artist

Setsuko, an internationally renowned Japanese painter, presents her exhibition Into the Trees II at the Gagosian gallery in Rome. The artist, who has lived in Rome for a long time and currently combines the tranquility of the mountain landscape in Switzerland with the liveliness of the Paris atelier in Astier de Villatte, where she creates […]

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Support crafts: make a difference. Now also with voluntary donations

We have important plans for the coming year: to increase the number of young artisans to be trained, to strengthen scientific research and publishing activities, and to organize events that will allow art masters to have greater and greater visibility. Establish European-level partnerships to better and better promote Italian art crafts. Now you can help […]