We’ve been worknig under the guidance of our faculty member Bernardo Giorgi to plant winter crops in our garden following sustainable permaculture practices. Our plants include leeks, cabbages, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and more! We’re very grateful to everyone who is lending a hand with this work, including our students, teachers, staff, and community members!
Footage from the Eterno Presente event at the Pinacoteca Museum, Sept 26 2020
Il progetto Eterno Presente, finanziato da Fondazione MPS, ha offerto un evento realizzato dalla Pinacoteca Nazionale di Siena in collaborazione con Siena Art Institute e Istituto Rinaldo Franci, presentando al pubblico senese un insieme di appuntamenti all’interno delle sale della Pinacoteca: lettura poetica di Donna Stonecipher, artista in residenza presso SART, contributi musicali a cura dell’Istituto Franci ed esercitazioni artistiche a cura di SART. L’iniziativa si è svolta in occasione delle Giornate Europee del Patrimonio 2020.
We had a chance to visit the Biblioteca Briganti, as well as touring the entire structure that it is a part of, the Museum Complex of Santa Maria della Scala, the former hospital. At the Briganti library, we were able to see examples of antique guidebooks as well as examples of contemporary artists’ books (both catalogues as well as artworks in the form of books). A true treasure trove!
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!