TUSCANY (ITALY) / THE OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF THE “PRINCESS” E-BOOK: ART, FASHION AND A SPECIAL LABEL FOR A “VOLCANIC WINE”

 

 

The magical Volcano Dress and “The Princess, the Fire and the Castle” project has sparked the interest in Tuscany and in Mount Amiata. On last Sunday, December 20, at the Teatro Comunale in Piancastagnaio (Siena) there was the presentation of the fairy tale that Roberto Alborghetti and Yarden Mitrani created around the high fashion dress dedicated to Volcano Amiata (the design of the outfit was made on the basis of an abstract photo that Roberto Alborghetti took from an old and rusty bus at Bartons Plc, in Nottingham UK).

The special event consisted in the presentation of a short film, in a public reading by the actress Mirelda Morini and in the official launch of “The Princess, the Fire and the Castle” e-book, available in online bookstores (at only 0.99 Euros). Mirelda Morini, with her performance, was able to give depth and color to the story that – punctuated by original music by Eylon Malhi – revolves around the peculiarities of design and its cut dress Volcano, which has indeed inspired the tale. But the bright colors of the dress were not limited to suggest a story and a television documentary, but also an original label for bottles of fine wine produced by Azienda Agricola Pinzi Pinzuti (Abbadia S. Salvatore, Tuscany). Was produced a symbolic image that clearly expresses the characteristics of the “volcanic wine” (the vines grow in lava rock from the extint Volcano Amiata). Also during the event, which received a great attention from the public, it was presented an accessory for the Volcano Dress: a surprising “purse” created with the fingers by “Knitta” that promotes innovative forms of artistic craftsmanship.

The project has also strongly affected the students of the course for designers at Avogadro Institute in Abbadia San Salvatore. At the Teatro Comunale, about 200 pupils also attended the public reading of the fairy tale and the vision of the short film.

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A very special event will take place in Piancastagnaio (Monte Amiata, Siena) in the context of the Christmas activities sponsored by the City. On Sunday December 20, at 5pm, at the Municipal Theatre, there will be the presentation of   “The Princess, the Fire and the Castle” project by Roberto Alborghetti & Mitrani Yarden. The eBook and a video documentary will lead into the world of high fashion and into “The Volcano Dress” based on an abstract photo that Roberto Alborghetti (Lacer/actions) took from an old bus at Bartons PLC in Nottingham (UK).

At the end of last October, as part of “Penne and Video Sconosciuti Award” promoted by Osa Onlus, “The Ghost Bus” film had been screened on Mount Amiata, attracting the participation of a delegation from Nottingham. In those same days Alborghetti and Mitrani  have made a real fantastic story, with the participation of the model and actress Genevra Bertolani, set in the Aldobrandesca Fortress, an amazing Medieval castle. The story consists in text and 40 photos and winds through the ancient castle… The eBook is available in online bookstores at 0.99 euro.

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The special event of next Sunday, with the preview of the film – with original music by Eylon Malhi – will offer again the opportunity to talk about the project (also the American magazine “Arts & Cultural Strategies”, directed by Renee LaVerne Rose, wrote about it). There will be also a meeting with students of the course for designers at the Avogadro Institute in Abbadia San Salvatore. The City of Piancastagnaio, Osa Onlus, Natalia Scalacci (Makeup and Hairstyle), Nicola Cirocco and Patrizia Sapri collaborate in the initiative.

 EVENTO 20 DIC AMIATA

 

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“The Princess, the Fire and the Castle”: it’s a fantastic new e-book OUT on 1st DECEMBER 2015 in online bookstores at ONLY 0,99 Euro. Created by Roberto Alborghetti and Mitrani Yarden, it is a modern fairy tale with 40 wonderful photos, 80 pages, an amazing graphic style offering a great show of Art, Fashion and Beauty! A present for your New Year 2016. The story is set in the impressive Rocca Aldobrandesca, a XIII Century fortress in Piancastagnaio (Siena, Tuscany, Italy) with the participation of model and actress Ginevra Bertolani. Don’t miss this great event and experience which are supporting “Hopes Project” (Art Making The World A Better Place). Available  from 1st December 2015, in online bookstores, at only 0,99 Euro. Published by Marna (bilingual version, English and Italian).

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“La Principessa , il Fuoco e il Castello”  è un fantastico nuovo e-book disponibile dal 1° dicembre 2015 nelle librerie online a soli 0,99 Euro. Creata da Roberto Alborghetti e Mitrani Yarden, l’iniziativa editoriale presenta una favola moderna con 40 bellissime foto, 80 pagine , uno stile grafico sorprendente che offre un grande spettacolo di arte, moda e bellezza ! Un regalo per le prossime feste natalizie e di Capodanno 2016. La storia è ambientata nella suggestiva Rocca Aldobrandesca – una fortezza del XIII secolo che si trova a Piancastagnaio, sul Monte Amiata ( Siena, Toscana) – con la partecipazione della fotomodella e attrice Ginevra Bertolani. Non perdetevi questo grande evento che sostiene il Progetto “Hopes” ( Arte per rendere il mondo un posto migliore ) . Dal 1 ° dicembre 2015, nelle librerie online, a soli 0,99 Euro. Edizioni Marna, con testo in Inglese e in Italiano.

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MY PHOTO TELLIN’ “THE GREAT SCOPE OF LEARNING” AND SUPPORTIN’ SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR 65 ORPHANS AND DESTITUTE CHILDREN IN NEPAL MISSION  

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Vote for it… Students visiting Roberto Alborghetti’s “Colors of an Apocalypse” exhibition at Aldobrandesca Fortress (XIII Century) in Tuscany (Piancastagnaio, Siena) Italy

 

Education International has launched its first world-wide photo action, which is part of the campaign Unite for Quality Education. Its aim is to show the great scope of teaching and learning conditions that can be found in different countries and regions. The campaign wants to show the importance of quality education and the diverse situations that are found around the world, bringing to the fore the  learning and teaching community aspect. The pictures can either reflect the importance of teachers, of learning environments or of the teaching tools.

 I’m participating in this campaign with a picture I posted on Facebook:

MY PHOTO: VOTE FOR IT IF YOU LIKE IT

 

Its title is “ Arms of the Heart”. It shows students visiting my “Colors of an Apocalypse” exhibition at Aldobrandesca Fortress (XIII Century) in Siena country, Tuscany, Italy. I think in this picture we may catch some interesting elements about the “sense of learning today”. As you can see, there is a student who observes and another guy seems to watch in another direction… I focused my attention (and my camera) on the third one, at the centre of the scene. This student – perhaps with an unconventional gesture – wants to know, wants to touch and wants to find out about the art work on the wall… I think today’s world needs this kind of action: to put young people in the right situations to know and understand. As the photo shows, learning means not being afraid to throw up our arms and feel that life is everywhere and in everything.

Education International will select the photographs that best depict the elements described above and will aim to organize an exhibition at its headquarters in Brussels, coinciding with the culmination events of the campaign Unite for Quality Education and on the occasion of World Teachers’ Day on October 5th. Some of the pictures will also be part of a photo book that will be handed to UN General Secretary Ban Ki-Moon. The photo action will end with a raffle and the award of 3 iPad minis to the lucky participants!

I’m participating in “Education International photo-action” with the aim to support “Mt.Everest Top of the World Mission in Nepal” and its appeal to provide school supplies for 65 Orphans and Destitute Children of Western Nepal who are missing school because they cannot manage the necessary funding required. Rajendra Nhisutu, Chairman of Mt. Everest Tower Organization (an entirely volunteer based multi-denominational, non-governmental, non-profit association), is seeking help for school admission fees, books, stationary and uniforms. For info, see its website: http://www.mission2nepal.org/

This campaign is also launched by Marysia Zipser, Founder  of UK based ACT GROUP (ART-CULTURE-TOURISM), voluntary community organisation in Beeston, Nottingham.

If my ways are lucky enough to win the photo-action contest, I’ll donate the iPad to Mt. Everest Tower Organization for the 65 Orphans and Destitute Children of Western Nepal in need of school supplies. So, please, vote for my picture if you want this dream to come true…

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VOTE IT FOR "PHOTO-ACTIONS". Students visiting Roberto Alborghetti's "Colors of an Apocalypse" exhibition at Aldobrandesca Fortress (XIII Century) in Tuscany (Piancastagnaio, Siena)  Italy

Students visiting Roberto Alborghetti’s “Colors of an Apocalypse” exhibition at Aldobrandesca Fortress (XIII Century) in Tuscany (Piancastagnaio, Siena) Italy

 

HEART PLACES / THE TUSCANY LANDSCAPE, SOURCE OF NOURISHMENT, BEAUTY AND INEXHAUSTIBLE GIFTS

© Photos by ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

My recent 100 days exhibition at Rocca Aldobrandesca – the XIII Century manor on Mount Amiata – gave me the way to trip through the enchanting Tuscany landscapes, discovering its natural beauty. Whatever direction you come from, the Mount Amiata appears suddenly and unequivocally. It shows different profiles: more or less high and more or less large, depending on which side you look at it. Surely its conic shape, that in the past inspired a widespread holiness can only remind of a mother breast, source of nourishment and peace.

The legend says that the Etruscans considered the Mount Amiata a natural sanctuary, the ideal place to evoke their gods. In fact some placenames come from Etruscan and Roman gods names and many people think that, at the time of the Roman expansion in the Etruscan territory, this area was a marginal land, protected by the two-faced god Janus, that set both the geographic and sacred limit between the region dominated by Porsenna and the one dominated by the Tarquin kings.

The mount Amiata is more ancient and sacred than the Etruscans thought, it is a Great Mother full of inexhaustible gifts, that still nourishes its children.

THE TUSCANY LANDSCAPE, MOUNT AMIATA, VIEW OF RADICOFANI VALLEY

THE SNAPSHOT-MANIA: THEY COULDN’T HELP TAKING PHOTOS OF “COLORS OF AN APOCALYPSE” EXHIBITION IN THE MEDIEVAL FORTRESS…

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“Colors of an Apocalypse

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Roberto Alborghetti Exhibition

Aldobrandesca Fortress

Piancastagnaio, Siena, Tuscany – Italy

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Piancastagnaio Municipality

Osa Onlus

Sponsored by:

Provincia di Siena 

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Opening Time Until January 15, 2013:

10 to 12.30 am/ 17 to 19.30 pm on Saturdays, Sundays and all public holidays.

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