Solo Exhibition in Italy

In the intense program of the artistic residence also a Solo Exhibition.

Amazing!

Program:

AUGUST 2022 – “After FabrianoInAcquarello”

From the end of July to August 21: possibility of workshops, plein air, meetings at the Castle of Genga.

– From August 7 to 20 – ARTIST RESIDENCE and SOLO exhibitions in Genga
The hosted artists are:
Luciano Colucci – Artist and Leader of FabrianoInAcquarello Canary Islands
Giovanna D’Aubert – Artist from the Canary Islands
Salvo Nero – Italian artist

– From 9 to 20 August
we will do frequent plein air and pictorial activity in the territories of the Montana union: Pierosara, the River and the Abbey of Frasassi, Genga, Fabriano, the Abbeys of the Frati Bianchi and Valdicastro, Precicchie, the Verdicchio vineyards, the Copertelle of Serra San Quirico, – all watercolorist friends, or those interested in joining in traveling painting are welcome (even beginners) – send a WhatsApp message to 3483890843 and we will insert you in the group with whom we exchange information about everyday program …

– August 9
18:30 – Museum of Genga “Art, history and territory”: inauguration of the solo exhibition of Luciano Colucci and Salvo Nero

– August 12
18:00 pm – piazza del Castello di Genga: lecture by Jacopo Angelini on Monasticism and the ancient peoples of our territory, by Università del Camminare, with Lo Spirito e La Terra

21:30 pm – Piazza del Castello di Genga: video from the digital exhibitions by FabrianoInAcquarello and Gong Concert by Giovanni Del Savio.

– 13 August
17:00 / 19:00 – piazza del Castello di Genga: workshop with Luciano Colucci (free)

– August 16
21:30 pm – Museum of Genga “Art, history and territory”: performance by Luciano Colucci and Salvo Nero

– August 18
17:00 / 19:00 – piazza del Castello di Genga: workshop with Salvo Nero (free)

 

The program is curated by InArte, FabrianoInAcquarello and International Watercolor Museum in cooperation with Giovanni Del Savio, Municipality of Genga, Association La Pietra di Genga, Proloco of Genga, Museum of Art, History and Territory, Association La Genga. With the free patronage of the Ministry of Culture, the Marche Region and the City of Fabriano


Artistic Residency – FabrianoInAcquarello

I am lucky because I will participate in a wonderful Artistic Residence that will take place in Italy in the Marche Region, together with other artists. A unique opportunity to know wonderful places, paint them, discuss about art, share it, make new friends and strengthen existing ones. An opportunity for artistic and personal growth.

I thank all those who are behind the organization of this artistic residence, in particular the association InArte

and in my case for technical support by Royal Talens https://www.royaltalens.com/en/ e

Hammeley http://new.hammeley.it/

 

I invite you to read the whole program: https://www.inartefabriano.it/detail.php?page=487

#fabrianoinacquarello2022 CANARY ISLANDS

For the first time in #fabrianoinacquarello2022 the Canary Islands 🇮🇨 

A great achievement – a great satisfaction.

Special thanks to me great team @franc_tortosa @slaibeosvaldo @conradodiazr @celestino_mesa @carlosrodriguezcasado @pinta_des @juanclementequintero @hugorueda81 @dagarsa @jmaldomp @laly.g.dorta @c_muruve @danielzlota @juan_martin_artista @tobagarridoleal Carlos Fernández Cara y Miguel González

Great News from FABRIANOINACQUARELLO

I will be the LEADER for the Canary Islands for the next edition of Fabrianoinacquarello 2022

A Magnificent Achievement!

A great emotion and a great responsibility

have the honour of representing a magnificent Community such as the Canary Islands.

My aim is to make known the artists of the archipelago and the unmistakable CANARIEDAD that distinguishes us.

  

Demo Live in FabrianoInAcquarello

I feel very lucky to have participated in the event Fabrianoinacquarello. I am very happy with the result of my demo live. As well as positive reviews that I received and that I continue to receive.

 

Here you will find the link to the live demo on Youtube

Live in FabrianoInAcquarello

For me it is an honor to be able to participate with a live at the great event Fabrianoinacquarello.
I sincerely thank Anna Massinissa for inviting me

so I wait day 30 May from 23:00 Italian hours on youtube channel: www.youtube.com/c/Fabrianoinacquarelloinarte

#TheInterview – Anna Massinissa

1. You are president of the InArte Association, curator of FabrianoInAcquarello, artist and creative. What did I forget? And which of them are you most linked to or has given you the most satisfaction? 

To none more than the others, they all necessarily coexist together, since each of us is made up of many experiences lived one by one, but all linked together. The link between all the matters you mention, and many others to be true, is the artistic expression, or if we want to define it more precisely, it is the expression of the human beeing through the Arts applied in the many cultures of the world.
Two things in my life have fascinated, motivated and made me unconditionally happy every time I could experience them in any form: they are Art and world cultures, both are expressions of mankind, in past and present time, in his physical and emotional form.

2. How and when did you approach the world of art?

I believe that the education I received played an important role that brought me closer to Art: the teachers, my family, but above all the many casual meetings with friends or with peculiar people: those were the starting point for learning and stimulating curiosity.

If I think about it now, even if I traveled and studied as much as I could, it was not necessary to go so far away: the most simple situations around us, nature and life itself: are a continuous wealth of interesting things to observe and a starting point to learn from – and I mean in both good or bad situations. Every moment of life gives emotions and provides encounters that are base of precious experiencing because there is not “a world of art”, but the whole world is the world of art.

3. What feelings do you remember, related to your first exhibition? 

Strange, but since the participation to exhibition was gradual, I don’t remember which was the very first.
Still I very well I remember an important step in my art life, like the achievement of awareness, or the metamorphosis of self identity: that was the moment when I felt I had to admit that making Art was as important to myself as one of the other vital functions. For years I had probabily wanted it, but I didn’t feel I deserved – until I realized it was just one of the many things worth spending and working hard for; in a fair balance though: without taking yourself too seriously, but working seriously – even in spirit of service.

I tell about it because I feel this same pressing conflict is present in many people, as if Art was a status that can be granted or not, only to some elected people. Art is mankind and belongs to everyone. Then some artist will be technically better, others will be more creative, but we can all apply it and give Art out tribute and admire it.

4. What difficulties have you encountered as a woman?

None honestly – I think I have already expressed this concept: the boundaries are where we personally grow them.
In this vision boundaries are not built by gender, rather they are material: like for those people who have no possibility of training, or have no freedom of expression, or live in difficult social conditions where the priorities are other than the artistic expression. No, no difficulty as a woman: I think I have been privileged in my career as beeing Italian and as beeing a woman belonging to our era; for sure I was determined, tireless, but also privileged: for that typical feminine characteristic that allow you to be able to focus many things on same time, to have a developed collateral thought, to look farther.

5. In 2018 you did a personal exhibition “NOMADE inter homines” in Sperlonga in central Italy. How long time did you spend preparing it?

Very long, because I started the collection around 2014, when the first immigration reports brought to our eyes the humiliating photos of migrant men that I could not (still unfortunately, can not) accept. For 4 years I painted almost exclusively them, or in any case for them – which to be realistic is not an help, but for a while I hoped that Art could at least pay homage to these men. I have sent those same works, several times, to a number of international events. It has been a time that seemed me very long because Art, applied as a complaint, costs very much in terms of emotions, of visibility and of “good” public relations.

That exhibition is now in Thessaloniki, it has been locked by the Covid, but I hope it will continue to communicate.

6. Is there an artwork from the many you did, that you are particularly fond of? If yes, can you tell us why?

Yes of course, it is the portrait of Virgina Woolf, it is an interpretation done in payne gray and gold – if I remember right it was also in one of the FabrianoInAcquarello catalogs. It was exhposed in Fabriano, then in Indonesia and it is now at my sister’s house, next to my granddaughter’s harp and I like to think it is the evidence of contamination by the arts: from literature, to painting, to music.

7. Have you ever been inspired by someone? If yes, who did you follow as a artist mentor?

I like the work of Modigliani and Klimt and the many symbolist artists of all ages. I believe that each of them hase been inspiration and source of teaching for me; same as the many contemporary artists I meet every day: each of them brings examples and stimulus. I love those who are brave, who are not afraid to change and innovate and experiment.

8. How was FabrianoinAcquarello born?

It was first born because of the paper, because I was born and live in Fabriano, it is the city where the paper has been produced and exported to the world since the Middle Ages – the paper can be painted with any technique, but Watercolor is the one that most gives it value, since it is composed by the pictorial beauty of transparent pigments and also by the beauty of the paper that houses the pigment.

It was also born for the desire to make an event where the vision of “the Art that belongs to everyone”could have been base for the union of many different cultures of the world – and Watercolor, which is an ancient technique, is really perfect to work for this goal. Today there are more than 80 countries present in the large community of FabranoInAcquarello, we feel like “Artists citizens of the world”.

9. Why a festival on the watercolor technique?

Because a technique so widespread in the world, with so many different kind of application, needed a conference. FabrianoInAcquarello is kind of scientific meeting where every competition is forbidden and we only meet to share knowledge. We took as an example the medicine ans science conference meetings where researchers discuss and mutually stimulate the evolution of their work. This I felt we needed – a sharing conference is very rare in the artistic world, where events are usually based on competitions, prizes, economic activities.
So FabrianoInAcquarello is not a festival, it is a conference, where each artist and each curator brings his own knowledge and returns home with the wealth of knowledge of all. Because Art belongs to everyone, do you remember?

FabrianoInAcquarello
   

10. After many years and a lot of work, FabrianoinAcquarello has expanded in other cities starting with SperlongainAcquarello then UrbinoinAcquarello, and many more. When did this project start and how many Italian cities are involved for now? And where would you like to go next?

Yes, many cities in Italy and many in the world, those who have asked to join and those that will ask. But this is not the goal. The goal is that Art can be practiced by all those who want to, without barriers or competitions and without prejudices – by collaborating we can increase our work and grow exponentially all together. I don’t know if I have been clear enough in spreading this vision, I often have the feelinf that not all cities following our step have received this message and probabily we will have to communicate it better, with more streght from now on. Not an infinite number of cities is needed, but an infinite number of cities and artists who feel the beauty and the joy of reciprocity, sharing, discovery, being able to respect each other, feel the need to work together. A condition that, through the relationship with other artists, multiplies the energies and the personal potential of each artist.

11. How long does it take to organize an event like Fabrianoin Acquarello?

We need 1 year of work, but we are a small staff, in a particular logistical situation, beeing Fabriano a small and unorganized city, not used to welcome many people all together. Maybe in other contexts it can be done faster.

12. What did world paralysis, due to coronavirus, entail for the organization of the convention? And will this situation bring changes for the next editions of the festival?

We hope no paralysis for the next editions, but certainly for this year the online virtual conference is all we can do. Maybe new ideas will arise from the online conference … Let’s see.

13. Apart from FabrianoinAcquarello, what are the other events that InArte organizes and in which area does it usually operate?

Exhibitions of contemporary art and drawing. But also school of theater reading, creative writing. Contamination with Music, with dance … whenever possible. Cooperation and exchange with other organizations. Research and joy of making art.

   

14. Behind InArte, Fabrianoin Watercolor, inWatercolor, International Watercolor Museum is present your name. Any new plans for the future?

The museum is still a startup and it absolutely needs to be consolidated. Consolidation is a long journey that we cannot do alone, we must cooperate with local institutions. We hope to have the ability to be convincing and to be able to start it soon.

I also think that all events must evolve over time, in relation with the evolution of the world and with the involvement of the new generations, because they are the ones who will have to welcome them and then continue. These are main plans for the future.

15. Would you like to collaborate with me on a project in the Canary Islands?

If I remember right a year ago I threw a stone … (that translated from italian, mens I proposed it)

16. Give advice to a young artist

Be curious, be confident. Use intelligence, emotion and a good dose of pragmatism in your game. Keep in mind that you can make mistakes and fail, but also start again. Don’t give up.

This is good to be applies to all things in life, doesn’t it?

17. Give me advice too

Don’t give up, it seems to me that you don’t need the others.

18. Answer a question that no one has asked you so far, but you always wanted to answer.

This is complicated. Maybe you can ask me if Art has always made me happy.
I would answer you: absolutely not. It would not be normal and it would not be of no use.

19. You choose the next person I will interview. Who will he or her be? 

Since you are close to her, I think you must interview Isabel Alosete, a personage in Spain and well known all over the world: courageous, innovative and generous. Such a beautiful character.

 

 

 

Thanks for your time.

You too Luciano!

#TheInterview – ANNA MASSINISSA

1. You are president of the InArte Association, curator of FabrianoInAcquarello, artist and creative. What did I forget? And which of them are you most linked to or has given you the most satisfaction? 

To none more than the others, they all necessarily coexist together, since each of us is made up of many experiences lived one by one, but all linked together. The link between all the matters you mention, and many others to be true, is the artistic expression, or if we want to define it more precisely, it is the expression of the human beeing through the Arts applied in the many cultures of the world.
Two things in my life have fascinated, motivated and made me unconditionally happy every time I could experience them in any form: they are Art and world cultures, both are expressions of mankind, in past and present time, in his physical and emotional form.

2. How and when did you approach the world of art?

I believe that the education I received played an important role that brought me closer to Art: the teachers, my family, but above all the many casual meetings with friends or with peculiar people: those were the starting point for learning and stimulating curiosity.

If I think about it now, even if I traveled and studied as much as I could, it was not necessary to go so far away: the most simple situations around us, nature and life itself: are a continuous wealth of interesting things to observe and a starting point to learn from – and I mean in both good or bad situations. Every moment of life gives emotions and provides encounters that are base of precious experiencing because there is not “a world of art”, but the whole world is the world of art.

3. What feelings do you remember, related to your first exhibition? 

Strange, but since the participation to exhibition was gradual, I don’t remember which was the very first.
Still I very well I remember an important step in my art life, like the achievement of awareness, or the metamorphosis of self identity: that was the moment when I felt I had to admit that making Art was as important to myself as one of the other vital functions. For years I had probabily wanted it, but I didn’t feel I deserved – until I realized it was just one of the many things worth spending and working hard for; in a fair balance though: without taking yourself too seriously, but working seriously – even in spirit of service.

I tell about it because I feel this same pressing conflict is present in many people, as if Art was a status that can be granted or not, only to some elected people. Art is mankind and belongs to everyone. Then some artist will be technically better, others will be more creative, but we can all apply it and give Art out tribute and admire it.

4. What difficulties have you encountered as a woman?

None honestly – I think I have already expressed this concept: the boundaries are where we personally grow them.
In this vision boundaries are not built by gender, rather they are material: like for those people who have no possibility of training, or have no freedom of expression, or live in difficult social conditions where the priorities are other than the artistic expression. No, no difficulty as a woman: I think I have been privileged in my career as beeing Italian and as beeing a woman belonging to our era; for sure I was determined, tireless, but also privileged: for that typical feminine characteristic that allow you to be able to focus many things on same time, to have a developed collateral thought, to look farther.

5. In 2018 you did a personal exhibition “NOMADE inter homines” in Sperlonga in central Italy. How long time did you spend preparing it?

Very long, because I started the collection around 2014, when the first immigration reports brought to our eyes the humiliating photos of migrant men that I could not (still unfortunately, can not) accept. For 4 years I painted almost exclusively them, or in any case for them – which to be realistic is not an help, but for a while I hoped that Art could at least pay homage to these men. I have sent those same works, several times, to a number of international events. It has been a time that seemed me very long because Art, applied as a complaint, costs very much in terms of emotions, of visibility and of “good” public relations.

That exhibition is now in Thessaloniki, it has been locked by the Covid, but I hope it will continue to communicate.

6. Is there an artwork from the many you did, that you are particularly fond of? If yes, can you tell us why?

Yes of course, it is the portrait of Virgina Woolf, it is an interpretation done in payne gray and gold – if I remember right it was also in one of the FabrianoInAcquarello catalogs. It was exhposed in Fabriano, then in Indonesia and it is now at my sister’s house, next to my granddaughter’s harp and I like to think it is the evidence of contamination by the arts: from literature, to painting, to music.

7. Have you ever been inspired by someone? If yes, who did you follow as a artist mentor?

I like the work of Modigliani and Klimt and the many symbolist artists of all ages. I believe that each of them hase been inspiration and source of teaching for me; same as the many contemporary artists I meet every day: each of them brings examples and stimulus. I love those who are brave, who are not afraid to change and innovate and experiment.

8. How was FabrianoinAcquarello born?

It was first born because of the paper, because I was born and live in Fabriano, it is the city where the paper has been produced and exported to the world since the Middle Ages – the paper can be painted with any technique, but Watercolor is the one that most gives it value, since it is composed by the pictorial beauty of transparent pigments and also by the beauty of the paper that houses the pigment.

It was also born for the desire to make an event where the vision of “the Art that belongs to everyone”could have been base for the union of many different cultures of the world – and Watercolor, which is an ancient technique, is really perfect to work for this goal. Today there are more than 80 countries present in the large community of FabranoInAcquarello, we feel like “Artists citizens of the world”.

9. Why a festival on the watercolor technique?

Because a technique so widespread in the world, with so many different kind of application, needed a conference. FabrianoInAcquarello is kind of scientific meeting where every competition is forbidden and we only meet to share knowledge. We took as an example the medicine ans science conference meetings where researchers discuss and mutually stimulate the evolution of their work. This I felt we needed – a sharing conference is very rare in the artistic world, where events are usually based on competitions, prizes, economic activities.
So FabrianoInAcquarello is not a festival, it is a conference, where each artist and each curator brings his own knowledge and returns home with the wealth of knowledge of all. Because Art belongs to everyone, do you remember?

FabrianoInAcquarello
   

10. After many years and a lot of work, FabrianoinAcquarello has expanded in other cities starting with SperlongainAcquarello then UrbinoinAcquarello, and many more. When did this project start and how many Italian cities are involved for now? And where would you like to go next?

Yes, many cities in Italy and many in the world, those who have asked to join and those that will ask. But this is not the goal. The goal is that Art can be practiced by all those who want to, without barriers or competitions and without prejudices – by collaborating we can increase our work and grow exponentially all together. I don’t know if I have been clear enough in spreading this vision, I often have the feelinf that not all cities following our step have received this message and probabily we will have to communicate it better, with more streght from now on. Not an infinite number of cities is needed, but an infinite number of cities and artists who feel the beauty and the joy of reciprocity, sharing, discovery, being able to respect each other, feel the need to work together. A condition that, through the relationship with other artists, multiplies the energies and the personal potential of each artist.

11. How long does it take to organize an event like Fabrianoin Acquarello?

We need 1 year of work, but we are a small staff, in a particular logistical situation, beeing Fabriano a small and unorganized city, not used to welcome many people all together. Maybe in other contexts it can be done faster.

12. What did world paralysis, due to coronavirus, entail for the organization of the convention? And will this situation bring changes for the next editions of the festival?

We hope no paralysis for the next editions, but certainly for this year the online virtual conference is all we can do. Maybe new ideas will arise from the online conference … Let’s see.

13. Apart from FabrianoinAcquarello, what are the other events that InArte organizes and in which area does it usually operate?

Exhibitions of contemporary art and drawing. But also school of theater reading, creative writing. Contamination with Music, with dance … whenever possible. Cooperation and exchange with other organizations. Research and joy of making art.

   

14. Behind InArte, Fabrianoin Watercolor, inWatercolor, International Watercolor Museum is present your name. Any new plans for the future?

The museum is still a startup and it absolutely needs to be consolidated. Consolidation is a long journey that we cannot do alone, we must cooperate with local institutions. We hope to have the ability to be convincing and to be able to start it soon.

I also think that all events must evolve over time, in relation with the evolution of the world and with the involvement of the new generations, because they are the ones who will have to welcome them and then continue. These are main plans for the future.

15. Would you like to collaborate with me on a project in the Canary Islands?

If I remember right a year ago I threw a stone … (that translated from italian, mens I proposed it)

16. Give advice to a young artist

Be curious, be confident. Use intelligence, emotion and a good dose of pragmatism in your game. Keep in mind that you can make mistakes and fail, but also start again. Don’t give up.

This is good to be applies to all things in life, doesn’t it?

17. Give me advice too

Don’t give up, it seems to me that you don’t need the others.

18. Answer a question that no one has asked you so far, but you always wanted to answer.

This is complicated. Maybe you can ask me if Art has always made me happy.
I would answer you: absolutely not. It would not be normal and it would not be of no use.

19. You choose the next person I will interview. Who will he or her be? 

Since you are close to her, I think you must interview Isabel Alosete, a personage in Spain and well known all over the world: courageous, innovative and generous. Such a beautiful character.

 

 

 

Thanks for your time.

You too Luciano!

I LOVE MADONIE – Watercolor Plein Air tour

This Spring is dedicated to the discovery of Sicilian Beauties.

I LOVE MADONIE, Watercolor Plein Air Tour,

wants to be a promotional tour of the Madonie Park,

through watercolour painting.

Watercolour is an art of great international appeal,

and its promotion, through the international channels of social media and the web in general,

wants to make known this beautiful area of Italy,

because the Territory Madonita is so fascinating that everyone should taste its BEAUTY!