Presenting final projects to mentors and project participants, receiving feedback and constructive criticism from diverse points of view, aiming to gain more food for thought to continue building upon for future projects! Congrats to all the artists for their hard work during the entire semester. Such a great group!
A glimpse of the exhibition inauguration event Saturday Dec 9th at the Siena Art Institute, including work by our program participants and our artist-in-residence Maria Vlandi. You can see more about the final projects on participants’ individual pages:
A glimpse at the celebratory evening of Dec 9th, marking the inauguration of the end-of-semester exhibition, with our program participants, mentors, friends, and members of the public viewing the many diverse projects created during the autumn at the Siena Art Institute and Siena School for Liberal Arts, as well as work created by current artist-in-residence, Maria Vlandi.
December 9th is the inauguration of our Fall 2017 end-of-semester exhibition!
Program of the evening:
16.15 Welcoming remarks & toast
16.20 Public reading – creative writing
16.30 Performance of the young poet Katie Clark
16.45 Collaborative performance with the young artist and cartoonist Ioannis-Alexandros Tovas
Siena, 9 December 2017, from 14 to 6 pm, Via Pendola 37. With a large exhibition of works by students and young Italian, Greek and American artists, the semester of two institutes of art and liberal arts in Siena ends – Siena Art Institute and Siena School for Liberal Arts. On the first and second floor of the former Pendola Institute visitors will be able to admire installations, photographs, paintings and drawings, sculptures and books, videos and silversmithing projects, while creative writing works will be read and distributed to the public during the course of the inauguration. Exceptionally, on the opening day it will also be possible to admire the ceramic sculptures made by the Greek artist Maria Vlandi during her residency at the Siena Art Institute in November.
The production of young international artists of the Siena Art Institute this year pursues the theme of the project “Atelier Techné – exploring traditional practices through the languages of contemporary”, realized with the contribution of the Tuscan Region and Giovanisì for Toscanaincontemporanea2017.
During their residency in Italy, young artists were confronted with ceramists, goldsmiths and textile entrepreneurs, builders and restorers of musical instruments, carvers and basket makers. And it is from the meeting of contemporary creativity with the traditional practices of Tuscany that many of the works on display were born. “We want to create a link between these two worlds, crafts and contemporary art, which are too often ignored,” says Miriam Grottanelli De Santi, Director of the Siena Art Institute. “We strongly believe in a contemporary artistic practice that is an expression of the encounter between local communities and a wider, international dimension, which is why it is important that the creative exploration of our young artists revolves around the artisan realities that characterize our territory. ”
The evening will open at 4.15 pm with refreshments offered by the Siena Art Institute, followed by reading the works of the students of the creative writing course of the Siena Art Institute and a performance by the young American poet Katie Clark. Afterwards, the young Greekartist Ioannis – Alexandros Tovas will invite the public to make their own artistic contributions and thus participate in the creation of a collaborative performance / drawing installation.
The exhibition will be inaugurated on Saturday 9 December at 16.00, and will then be open from December 11-13th from 10:30 am to 6pm. Among the exhibited works, also those created by young Italian artists of the project # Florenart3, realized with the contribution of “Sillumina: private copy for young people, for culture”.
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Tereza Panzieri- Stepanian
Ioannis – Alexandros Tovas
Annunziata de Comite
Laura de Tanti