EXHIBITIONS AND COURSES IN LUCCA (ITALY)
Updated: Nov 1
Dear friends, you are most welcome to come to the Italian city of Lucca to see my next two exhibitions, this time in Lucca - organised by Anima Mundi Pax and the Comune di Lucca. I will be giving a course in Mediaeval painting (Byzantine style), which will be immediately followed by a course in Japanese painting given by artist Francesca Arcidiaco. You are invited to join us in Tuscany this November:
EXHIBITION 1: VIVERE IN BLU
9 to 14 November - Church of Santa Caterina. OPENING OF EXHIBITION: 9 November at 6pm. Free entry.
FREE DEMONSTRATION OF ICON TECHNIQUE: 11 November at 11am. An exhibition of contemporary paintings, but also icons from the Byzantine tradition, with their symbolic message associated with lapis lazuli. I'll also be exhibiting some of the blue paintings I made at the National Museum of Contemporary Art as an artist-in-residence: http://www.museuartecontemporanea.gov.pt/en/programacao/2031 Opening times: every day from 11am to 7pm. Free admission. Exhibition curated by Anima Mundi Pax.
- Demonstration of Icon techniques by Nelson Ferreira, on Saturday 11 November at 11am. FREE EVENT.
Church of Santa Caterina, Via del Crocifisso 1, 55100 Lucca (Italy) Location: https://maps.app.goo.gl/mrGuKFAmbJhvMFVX6 Artists: Andrea Sargeant Branca, Anna Steinhouse, Francesca Arcidiaco, Gianmarco Donaggio, Karen Wood, Lucille Dweck, Nelson Ferreira, Shelly Bancroft, Vivi Ximenes.
EXHIBITION 2: ARBOR VITAE
15 to 24 November at Casermetta Baluardo Santa Croce, on the walls of Lucca. OPENING OF EXHIBITION: 15 November at 6pm. Free entry. FREE DEMONSTRATION OF JAPANESE TECHNIQUE: 16 November at 11am. ICONOCOM FILM: 18 November at 6pm. Free entry. A painting exhibition celebrating nature and the National Tree Day. Opening times: every day from 11am to 7pm. Free admission. Exhibition curated by Anima Mundi Pax. Plus two other events: - Demonstration of classic Japanese ink painting techniques (sumi-e) by Francesca Arcidiaco, a painter and specialist in oriental culture, Thursday 16 November at 11am (meeting in Italian and English). FREE EVENT. - Iconocrom. In the image we are all blind, a performance by experimental director Gianmarco Donaggio; an audiovisual and multisensory experience in which the artist explores the world through the optics he has created, bringing to light unsuspected possibilities of vision, Saturday 18 November at 6pm (duration 30 minutes).
Casermetta Baluardo Santa Croce, Via delle Mura Urbane, 55100 Lucca (Italy) Near restaurant Trattoria da Giulio, you'll find Bulwark Holy Cross. Location: https://maps.app.goo.gl/c7pKs9Z88FdcDzEW7 Artists: Andrea Sargeant Branca, Anna Steinhouse, Francesca Arcidiaco, Gianmarco Donaggio, Korana Celan, Lucille Dweck, Nelson Ferreira, Shelly Bancroft.
ART COURSES IN LUCCA: