We took a trip to San Gimignano to attend the opening of three contemporary art exhibitions at Galleria Continua as well as the site-specific outdoor work organized by the Arte All’Arte organization, and enjoying the medieval architecture of the city center and scenic landscape of the surrounding territory.
Bernardo Giorgi led an introductory exploration of the Tempo Zulu project, contemporary interventions within the cityscape of Siena, with our group of students together with poet-in-residence Donna Stonecipher.
As a special part of the excursion, we were able to meet master stone carver Maestro Emilio Frati and see a glimpse into his personal studio. He is truly living history!
Bernardo Giorgi offered an orientation to the garden alongside our building, and explained the permaculture approach to sustainable agriculture and current community initiatives underway. There is lots of work-in-progress and opportunities for artistic interventions, plus many tasty tomatoes at the moment!