EASTER BUNNY GOES ON POP ART… FUNNY DRAWINGS FROM ITALIAN NURSERY SCHOOL’S KIDS

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DRAWINGS BY KIDS OF THE NURSERY SCHOOL IN ORIO AL SERIO (BERGAMO, ITALY)

The Easter Bunny (also called the Easter Rabbit or Easter Hare) is a folkloric figure and symbol of Easter, depicted as a rabbit bringing Easter eggs. Originating among German Lutherans, the “Easter Hare” originally played the role of a judge, evaluating whether children were good or disobedient in behaviour at the start of the season of Eastertide.

The Easter Bunny is sometimes depicted with clothes. In legend, the creature carries colored eggs in his basket, candy, and sometimes also toys to the homes of children, and as such shows similarities to Santa Claus or the Christkind, as they both bring gifts to children on the night before their respective holidays. The custom was first mentioned in Georg Franck von Franckenau‘s De ovis paschalibus (‘About Easter Eggs’) in 1682 referring to a German tradition of an Easter Hare bringing Easter eggs for the children. (From “Wikipedia”).

 

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FROM DRAWINGS TO VIDEOS: ITALIAN STUDENTS AGAINST ACCIDENTS AT WORK. 10.000 EDUCATIONAL AND ARTISTIC WORKS IN A BIG EXHIBITION

Over 600 square meters of exhibition and about 10,000 works (drawings, posters, T-shirts, portfolios, cds, dvds, books, interviews, videos, board games…) These numbers define a truly extraordinary event set up at Rossini Trading Spa factory in Italy (Seriate, Bergamo) where has been displaced a selection of works  participating to “First In Safety” campaign during ten editions. This activity – the most important throughout Europe about prevention of accidents at work – is promoted by Rossini Trading Spa, Anmil and Okay! with the patronage of organizations and institutions.

 

The exhibition – the first in the world with this massive participation – will be opened from January 25 to the end of next May, 2013. It is curated by Marco Rossini (Rossini Trading’s Ceo) and Roberto Alborghetti (Okay! ‘s editor in chief and visual artist) with the collaboration of Erika Piazzoli and Roberto Palafreni. “First In Safety” show is an unique and unmissable opportunity to see and browse educational products made by schools across Italy on the prevention of accidents at work. It’s a chance for everyone to approach and to understand a dramatic phenomenon.

The exhibition focuses attention on a sort of “war report”: about 1,000 deads and over 775,000 injuries in Italy during 2012. But the problem affects all the so-called “civilized world”. The numbers of deathes and injuries are really impressive, often forgotten by media (which give attention to the phenomenon only in the presence of emotional or numeric high-impact tragedies). For this reason – as italian students say – it’s urgent to raise voice and the guard. Because if we don’t know, we can’t act. As stated in thousands of educational works , “prevention is the lethal weapon to stop the war bulletin” of deaths and injuries at work. It’s a question of civilization.

Primi in Sicurezza / First in Safety / The exhibition 2013

Photogallery: drawings and paintings  made by students from Istituto Scolastico “A.Straneo”, Alessandria, Italy. 

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Videoclip Primi in Sicurezza / Clip about the show

EXCLUSIVE: 4.000 DRAWINGS ON THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF PLANTS. THE INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCE OF ITALIAN KIDS (A SPECIAL PHOTO-GALLERY)

In 2012 Flower Council Holland and Okay! review launched in Italy the 2nd  edition of  “The plant I like”. The goal was reaching new generations and speaking them about the world of plants and indoor plants, improving knowledges and informations. Kids from infant to secondary schools were involved in a graphic research about green. Okay! magazine, in special pages, presented informations and news, describing some popular indoor plants. School were invited to draw plants in every techniques, expressing their creativity and imagination…

With the aim to improve the students participation Okay! magazine gave also attention to Dutch grocers scene. In special pages, the review introduced news and experiences about Holland plants production. Producers were interviewed about their work and experiences (the questions were collected among a students focus group).

The Plant I like” outcome was better than expected. Students sent to promoters more than 4.000 drawings, confirming that the invitation launched by the Flower Council Holland has turned into an opportunity to look around, discover and learn about the wonderful world of plants which  offer color, comfort, serenity and well-being, to people, to environment and to homes.

A commission, composed by teachers and educators, selected the best drawings. The schools received the gift of a plant. The best drawings were shown in exhibitions, fairs and during a special event which took place some weeks ago with a huge students participation. Green culture is one of the privileged fields of Okay! magazine. In the last 13 years, with the collaboration of Flower CouncilHolland, activities were promoted to create new attention and interest in young people. Thousand of kids  approached the world of flowers and plants, receiving impulse to consider the importance of green for social life and for personal well-being.

And now, with these thousands of drawings, we may look at the plants through the eyes and the ears of children. And also plants have eyes and ears. Those of children.

PLANTS HAVE EYES. THOSE OF CHILDREN (PART TWO)

 

 People asked me to show more beautiful drawings made by Italian students about plants world. I received the suggestion and here you may admire some other pictures… Really nice pics!

Flower Council Holland– through Okay!monthly magazine – had asked the Italian schoolsto draw “the plant that I like”, flower plantsand indoor plants. The outcome was better than expected. About 3.000 the drawings sent to promoters, confirming that the invitation launched by the Flower Council Holland has turned into an opportunity to look around, discover and learn about the wonderful world of plants that offer color, comfort, serenity and well-being, to people, to environment and to our homes. Last week, students participated to the awards ceremony, that taked place at “Le Due Torri”, a big shopping center in Stezzano-Bergamo, in Milan Area.

A mass of colored drawings tell us that plants talk and caress us with their discreet presence. And now, with these thousands of drawings, we may look at the plants through the eyes of children. And also plants have eyes. Those of children.

By the way, I created a videoclip. Here the YouTube link:

http://youtu.be/CRqyEyWkhfs

 

 

PLANTS HAVE EYES. THOSE OF CHILDREN

A great success for an activity launched to Italian schools by the Flower Council Holland: students invited to draw “The plant I like”.

Flower Council Holland – through Okay! monthly magazine – has asked the Italian schools to draw “the plant that I like”, flower plants and indoor plants. The outcome was better than expected. About 3.000 the drawings sent to promoters, confirming that the invitation launched by the Flower Council Holland has turned into an opportunity to look around, discover and learn about the wonderful world of plants that offer color, comfort, serenity and well-being, to people, to environment and to our homes.

A mass of colored drawings tell us that plants talk and caress us with their discreet presence. And now, with these thousands of drawings, we may look at the plants through the eyes of children. And also plants have eyes. Those of children.

In this page, some beautiful drawings made by Italian students.