Wednesday, May 6, 2015

La Notte Bianca White Night Florence Italy



a woman hand carves a tiny stone
a woman hand-carves a tiny stone
Dear Art Lover,
     And today is a day that reminds me that I once tried to do something that my childhood fears made me promise myself that I would never do.  Sadly, my fears were realized.  And yet, I appear to still be kicking.  So, I choose to use today as my anniversary to re-evaluate what is most important to my life, remind myself that I can say “no” to distractions, and try to create something worthwhile in the process.
     Allora, while I turn off the computer work and perhaps even the house hunting, I am going to spoil myself silly today by creating art.
     But, hey, you do not need to be down or bored by my post!  So recently, a friend came down to Florence and we put some legs to use, walking all over the city.  I have already shared with you some of the garden images.  Here are some from the arts and crafts fair happening at the Fortezza da Basso (what one friend calls the “Ethnic Fair” since there is one floor of non-Italian hand-made creations of all types).  


Florence Italy Fortezza da Basso
Furniture Exhibition [Design] at Fortezza da Basso

     Later, we walked around to visit a friend’s gallery and wandered around various piazzas because it was La Notte Bianca, the White Night [always 30 April for Florence].  In recent years past, this has been a night of spettacoli, light shows, concerts, and more. This year it was way stripped back and very little was happening that we could see.  This may have been related to the big Mafia-involved scandal that was Milano Expo 2015.  I suspect that a lot of regular citizens lost a lot of money, but perhaps so did the city governments.  But that is another story . . . and not so pretty.

Peace,

Kelly

~ Kelly Borsheim, sculptor, painter, writer, teacher
Florence Italy La Notte Bianca White Night
A new underground shoppe on Via San Niccolo'  Florence
Florence Italy La Notte Bianca White Night
Peek-a-BOO! 
Florence Italy La Notte Bianca White Night Street art Leonardo da Vinci

Florence Italy La Notte Bianca White Night Italian Composition
Very Italian Composition :-)

Florence Italy La Notte Bianca White Night Performance Spettacolo
Florence Italy La Notte Bianca White Night Performance Spettacolo
Florence Italy La Notte Bianca White Night Performance Spettacolo


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