Sunday, September 27, 2009

Life as One of the Madonnari Italian Street Painters

Cari Amici (Dear Friends),

Thanks to one of my long-time art newsletter readers and blog supporter, artist Jeanne Rhea, I have been invited to speak in Raleigh, North Carolina during my travels in October.

Here goes:

The Carolina Mixed Media Art Guild is hosting Texas and Florence, Italy-based artist Kelly Borsheim for a presentation titled "My Life as One of the 'Madonnari' (Italian street painters)"

When: October 15, 2009, start = 7 p.m.
Where: Artspace
201 E Davie Street
Raleigh, North Carolina
Details: $5 for members of VAE, Artspace or CMMAG. All others are $7.
Open to the public. Bring a friend and enjoy a bit of Italy right here in Raleigh

The talk will include topics about creating temporary public art, including a few techniques and tips about street performing. Kelly will share images and stories of her experiences recreating art masterpieces from the Italian Renaissance and other periods of time and place. She will tell you some of the more humorous experiences with tourists, journalists, cops, and the Italian government. And, Kelly will show you the work of many other street painters from her first competition in southern Italy.

Read Jeanne’s blog here:

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