A Patchwork Celebrating the150th Anniversary of Italy

This post was written by jd on December 26, 2011
Posted Under: Travel
Photos courtesy of Abilmente:

Photos courtesy of Abilmente:

By Judy Pinegar
Corriere della Valle Magazine

In north eastern Italy, on the flat landscape of the Venito region, with the spectacular Dolomite mountains in the distance, sits the city on Vicenza. It is home to one of the premier art showcases around the world, called Abilmente, with a spring showing on March 3-6, 2011, and a fall showing  on October 20 to October 23, 2011 at the Fiera di Vicenza (Fair of Vicenza) located at Via dell Oreficeria 16, Vicenza, Venito, Italy.

A feature of Abilmente are the “Workshops”(or Ateliers), spaces where the practical aspects and exhibitions combine. The settings will highlight the work of leading artists in each sector, providing plenty of ideas to others. There are chances to participate in several courses held by the leading associations and artists in each sector. The planned workshops are: “A Voyage into the World of Color”, “Patchwork” “Natural Dye” “DIY Fashion: Bijoux and Accessories” and “Creating with Paper”:

This year in honor of the 150th Anniversary of the Union of Italy, there was a special Creative Workshop, on October 20-23, 2011 presented a workshop called Patchwork Atelier. Here the Associazione Nazionale Quilt Italia, the star of this workshop, presented the Italian cultures, images and landscapes of the regions that have united to make Italy a truly great nation. The show displayed, through original pieces of patchwork quilt, the distinctive features that characterize each individual region.

Article courtesy  Corriere della Valle Magazine


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