ART FOR THE WATER: JUMP IN THESE BEAUTIFUL AND WINNING DRAWINGS CREATED BY ITALIAN STUDENTS

Some interesting and beautiful winning drawings created by Italian students of “Luini-Falcone Institute, a Secondary school in Rozzano, in the Greater Milan (Italy). The drawings participated to the 5th  edition of “Friend Water Contest” a social campaign promoted in Italy by Consorzio di Bonifica della Media Pianura Bergamasca through Okay! Monthly magazine.  

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MY WORK “C’E’ DEL CAOS MA CON UN PUNTO FOCALE” IN THE CATALOGUE OF THE NEW PERMANENT COLLECTION OF CONTEMPORARY ART IN MARCHE (ITALY)

Guest writer: Nicola Rossi

It’s out the beautiful Catalogue about the new Permanent Collection of Contemporary Art, located in the enchanting undergrounds of Palazzo Gasparini (a XVII Century palace), officially opened in Mercatello sul Metauro, a fascinating medieval and Renaissance town in Marche region (Pesaro Urbino, Italy).

The catalogue features also Roberto Alborghetti work titled “There ‘s some chaos, with a focal point” (canvas, 63 x 43 ), a realistic and not manipulated image “captured” in Milan during a cloudy day on December 2010 for his “Lacer/actions” project concerning images of torn and decomposed publicity posters and urban tokens.

The official Catalogue has been published with the contribution and sponsorship of Banca dell’Adriatico. The book presents all the 158 works displayed in the Permanent Collection rooms and biographies dedicated to all the artists. 

Bonita Clerici and Silvia Cupini – Art Historians at Urbino University – curated the critical texts about the artworks. The new Permanent Collection of Contemporary Art –  Prof. Cuppini writes in the presentation of the Catalogue – is an important initiative that aims to extend Mercatello’s role as a place of art and contemporary feeling.  The initiative was made possible thanks to enthusiasm, passion and tenacity of artist and sculptor Pasquale Martini, who curated the Collection.

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“There’s some chaos, with a focal point”, 2010, “C’è del caos ma con un punto focale”, by Roberto Alborghetti – Permanent Collection of Contemporary Art, Mercatello S.M., Marche, Italy

NINE BLUE RANDOM IMAGES FROM LONDON STREETS…

© ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI – LACER/ACTIONS

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Nine blue (random and not manipulated) images from London for my Lacer/actions Project about decomposed publicity posters and urban tokens… They were located in a central area, near Spitafields, along Bishopgates and Shoreditch High Street. They were white paper tracks on blue coloured billboards and walls. Nice effects: they seemed to me as a sort of elusive ghosts or some mysterious signs indicating a path in the urban jungle… Nine images from The Hidden City which wants to keep inside all its colored secrets…  Yes, we live in these cities, but sometimes they’re so far from our eyes…

“8 MIRRORS, 67 TRIANGLES” / COLLAGE MADE OF WASTE-PAPER FROM OUTDOOR ADVERTISINGS

8 MIRRORS, 67 TRIANGLES, ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI, 2013 - COLLAGE MADE OF WASTE-PAPER OF TORN AND DECOMPOSED OUTDOOR ADS

8 MIRRORS, 67 TRIANGLES, ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI, 2013 – COLLAGE MADE OF WASTE-PAPER OF TORN AND DECOMPOSED OUTDOOR ADS

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“8 MIRRORS, 67 TRIANGLES”

by Roberto Alborghetti

LaceR/Actions Project

COLLAGE OF WASTE PAPER PIECES FROM TORN

AND DECOMPOSED PUBLICITY POSTERS

            2013, CMS.30X40 (ON WOOD)

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This work is a collage created by Roberto Alborghetti with more than 140 small paper pieces collected along the streets as waste material from outdoor torn and decomposed publicity posters.

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LaceR/Actions is a multidisciplinary project and research about the apparent chaos of ripped and decomposed posters and urban signs.

Roberto Alborghetti has collected so far around the world more than 40.000 images.

Transferred on canvases, reproduced on lithographs or textiles (as pure silk), re-built on collages (as the work shown above) or scanned in videoclips, the details of torn publicity posters give new life to paper lacerations and decomposition.

BECOME UNSTOPPABLE WITH MOMENTUM / “THE CHEETAH KNOW HOW” SERIES

ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI - LACER/ACTIONS, 2009

ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI – LACER/ACTIONS, 2009

Guest Writers: Michelle LaBrosse, PMP®, Chief Cheetah and Founder of Cheetah Learning,

and Kristen Medina, CAPM®, Co-Author

Read the new article by Michelle Labrosse.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Michelle LaBrosse, PMP, is an entrepreneurial powerhouse with a penchant for making success easy, fun, and fast. She is the founder of Cheetah Learning, the author of the Cheetah Success Series, and a prolific blogger whose mission is to bring Project Management to the masses.

Cheetah Learning is a virtual company with 100 employees, contractors, and licensees worldwide. To date, more than 50,000 people have become “Cheetahs” using Cheetah Learning’s innovative Project Management and accelerated learning techniques.

Recently honored by the Project Management Institute (PMI®), Cheetah Learning was named Professional Development Provider of the Year at the 2008 PMI® Global Congress. A dynamic keynote speaker and industry thought leader, Michelle was previously recognized by PMI as one of the 25 Most Influential Women in Project Management in the world.

Michelle’s articles have appeared in more than 100 publications and websites around the world. Her monthly column, the Know How Network, is carried by over 400 publications.

She is a graduate of the Harvard Business School’s Owner President Manager’s (OPM) program and also holds engineering degrees from Syracuse University and the University of Dayton.

SANDY HOOK, DECEMBER 14, 2012 / A LETTER FROM ERICA, WHOSE MOM WAS SHOT AND KILLED ON THAT HORRIBLE DAY

"SANDY HOOK, NEWTOWN, DECEMBER 14, 2012" - LACER/ACTIONS WORK BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI , 2012

“SANDY HOOK, NEWTOWN, DECEMBER 14, 2012” – LACER/ACTIONS WORK BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI , 2012

Last December 14, I posted one of my Lacer/actions image to remember staff (6) and children (20) killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. It was a personal and silencious way to make memory of the victims  and inviting to take actions about reducing gun violence. But now the silence is not enough…

Yesterday I received  this moving letter from Erica Lafferty whose mom Dawn was the principal at Sandy Hook School: she was shot and killed.

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Roberto,

My mom, Dawn Hochsprung, was the principal at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Six months ago today, she was shot and killed in her school, along with five of her coworkers and 20 of her students.

In the weeks and months after that horrible day, lawmakers from across the country told us, the families of the victims, that they’d take action to make our communities safer. What we found out is that, for some of our members of Congress, those were empty promises.

And in those six months, thousands more people have been killed by guns. I’ve been doing everything I can to reach out to members of Congress. But my voice isn’t enough. Today, on the six-month anniversary of Newtown, every single person who cares about reducing gun violence in America needs to recommit to this fight.

More than 1.4 million Americans have said they’re with us in the fight to reduce gun violence. Add your name today.

In her last minutes, Mom was just as brave and caring as I knew her to be. After telling everyone to hide, she went running into the hallway, saw the gunman, yelled and lunged at him in an effort to protect the school she loved.

I miss her every second of every day. I’m getting married in just a few weeks — to a guy she was rooting for, in a dress we picked out together – but because a dangerous man got his hands on a gun, my mom won’t be there to see it.

I’m still grieving — and I’m not alone. On average, 33 Americans are killed by a gun every single day. That’s 33 new families a day who mourn like I do.

If a background check saves even one life, and keeps even one family from hurting like this, then this fight will all be worth it. I think my mom would like to know that the tragedy that fell on Newtown meant that another tragedy could be stopped before it even started.

I’m asking you to join me today, six months after that horrible day, to keep this fight going — take action for my mom, Dawn, and the 25 other people who we lost in December.

Thanks,

Erica Lafferty

http://www.barackobama.com/news/entry/volunteers-nationwide-stand-up-in-support-of-gun-violence-prevention

(HE)ART PLACES / THE MYSTERIOUS LONGOBARD CRYPT (8TH CENTURY) ON MOUNT AMIATA IN TUSCANY

© Photos: ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

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In Abbadia San Salvatore, on Mount AmiataSiena country, Tuscany, Italythere is a magical and capturing place. You find it on the ancient Benedectine abbey. It’s a Crypt where we breath the history and the beauty of one of the most fascinating Tuscany villages. According the documents, the Crypt was built in VIII Century. It was restored in XX Century and now we may admire it in all its beauty.

The Longobard crypt shows 32 columns that form 13 small aisles. They are made in various shapes; some of them are round, with different sculpured ornaments. Also the beautiful capitals are sculptured in various shapes, as palm leaves, loto flowers or animal heads. This Benedectine monastery was founded by Erfo, a Longobard nobleman, in the VIII Century, under King Astolfo, and it was dedicated to the Saviour, which was typical of that people and in the tradition of christian religion. It rose on the east side of Mount Amiata in order to reclaim the surrounding woods and forests. It also overlooked the Via Francigena, running through the Paglia Valley.

The imperial abbey greatly developed in the Carolingian period thanks to Charlemagne‘s and Ludovick‘s confirmation of its landed propertues and privileges, Around the year 1000, under Abbot Winizo, it increased its power by acquiring new territories. The church and the crypt were rebuilt in 1036. In 1228 the monastery passed to the Cistercians. It was suppressed by grand-duke Pietro Leopoldo in 1782 and re-opened later. In the year 1087, a certain Miciarello and his wife Gualdrada made a donation in favour of the monastery of St Saviour. Below the donation document, the notary Ranieri signed three verses, commonly known as “Cartula Amiatina” (“The Amiata Footnote”). This extemporary poem represents to linguists the first voice of vernacular coming from Tuscany. That is, the first expressions recording the evolution of the Italian language.

But this is not the only important document about Amiata History. Till XIX Century, the monastery hosted the famous “Bibbia Amiatina”“The Amiata Bible” – which is considered the oldest latin version ever known. The Amiata Bible – a true masterpiece, written by amanuensis monks – is now kept in Florence, but we may see a photo-reproduction in the Monastery Museum.