Steve has won first place in the national "Premio Casarini" Competition, sponsored by the Hotel Due Torri in Verona. As part of the prize, he is being asked to paint a wall panel in one of the hotel corridors. Congrats also to 2nd and 3rd place winners Daniele Vanzo and Giacomo Segantin.
Lawren participated in the creation of a video art piece with the art collective Officina delle Nuvole. In-Flux is at the ReSignifications Exhibit, May 30 – August 29, 2015, Bardini Museum, Villa La Pietra in Florence, Italy.
Last year we stayed in Verona over the holidays, having blown our bank on a stateside trip during the month of August. This year we arrived a week before the Big Day so we could help Peg and Mr. Spera stand up the “real tree” and decorate the house.
This year, we stayed in a funky 1960s apartment right near all the action in Zona Tortona. Here are some images from our week: a few from The Fiera in Rho; some nights out on the town; and others from Fuori Salone (exhibits in the city center).
Artfarm is in the Bassa Veronese, a very flat (sunny and hot!) expanse south of Verona. After five days of ceaseless labor and intense heat, we drove about 30km north to the mountains for some much-needed rinfrescamento (cooling off).