Last Wednesday, 11th May, the Head and the Italian coordinator handed out the Charity Concert donation check to Vicenza Unicef Chairwoman Ms Getrevi.
It was worth 567 euros.
We are supporting a Unicef project in Bangladesh for “safe swimming” as last year 18,000 children died after flooding because of their incapability to swim!
Ms Getrevi is the one signing for acceptation!
A video about safe swimming is also avaliable!
Fashion design and jewellery groups saw the old town gate, Jihlava town hall and the intriguing city catacombs while silkscreen and moderation teams had a chance to visit the local radio station and hear a lecture by a radio presenter Bedrich Musil.
Having arrived the day before, on Monday morning we were super excited to meet other Erasmus+ students at Strední umeleckoprumyslová škola Jihlava-Helenín.
The Erasmus project leading idea performed by the Corradini’s students taking part in “Recycle and Design Jihlava 2016” event, which will be held in the Czech Republic from 24th to 30th April 2016, involves recycling materials and foremost recycling the conception of PEACE.Restoring PEACE is a mainstream message to put across if we think about our current and historical context. It’s a message entrusted to the communicability of colour as a source of energy and brotherhood among peoples, it’s a message committed to nature and light, which release the extraordinary image of the rainbow, able to join cultures and religious diversity together, to overcome all walls alongside with inner and outer geographical closures.
The seven students like the seven colours of the rainbow will bear on them and donate poetic notes, especially chosen by them to recollect the beauty of timeless words with the aim of arousing emotions instead of stirring scandals or feelings of oppression thus creating passion and creativity rather than destruction.
Beauty will save the world only if we are able to save beauty.
By recycling materials of different types the students have made accessories according to their taste. In so doing they have put themselves at test in various fields, particularly the menial ones, though unknown to them, as far as to enthuse themselves putting their hands on art and making space for their creativity.
Concept by: Maria Grazia Martina
Maria Grazia Martina was born in San Cesario di Lecce on 1957; she lives and works in the countryside of Vicenza and since 1986 she is a teacher of History of Art. Visual artist, she uses the “writing” as the main focus of her works, editing authors’ literary and art works. Her interest to the art criticism started first through an original “dialogue to the art work”, then under shape of calligram and poetic prose. She gets to visual poetry through the creation of her own calligraphic sign, carrying out Artist’s books as OperaLibro. With them she participated in the Collateral Events of the 52nd International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia, 2007 at Dorsoduro, Venezia. The specific event was named “Camera 312 promemoria per Pierre”, homage to Pierre Restany.
Refer to Ms. Martina personal site on www.webalice.it/martina.mariagrazia
Bibliography – Sitography
Michelangelo Pistoletto Arte povera
Interlaced-Texile Arts https://www.google.it/?gws_rd=ssl#q=interlaced+textile+arts
VIK MUNIZ Waste Land https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVIMYS94xmM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibctyQ9aU5k complete version
On Monday, our first day, we attended the hall of the Finnish Center where each of us made a short presentation on our city and our school.
Then we had a guided tour of the educational centre. They showed us a huge building, with some amazing classes and impressive resources, focused mainly on art, which made feel amazed. In the afternoon we did a tour of Tampere, the city where the Finnish center is located. On Tuesday we were working on the art exhibition which would be opened to the public. After a few moments of chilling out by playing hockey in the snow we had an unfortunate incident since Esther Testera, one of the accompanying teachers, suffered a minor accident, slipping on the ice, so she had to be taken to hospital.
The next two days we were doing art exhibition-related workshops. We prepared a structure with the intention of burning it later in an artistic way in addition to several ice sculptures. On Wednesday afternoon we visited the headquarters of the Finnish television and the Museum of Art of the city.
And the time finally came to an end! On Thursday the exhibition was opened and the students of the different member countries of our Erasmus project + showed the works of art which had been carried out. We had, in addition, the presence of the mayor of Tampere who appreciated our effort and praised the works of art there. There were also some shows: a very colourful opening, an emotional dance and a striking sculpture of fire which we had prepared the previous day. Friday was our day to rest and chill out. We visited a Finnish art school complex with different modules devoted to different forms of artistic expression, and then we went to a spa. And we appreciated it a lot! They helped us to relax and enjoy ourselves since we had to leave Tampere that night, and we could not even sleep before leaving.
It was an unforgettable experience in a beautiful country of snow which seems almost otherworldly. The organization and activities were very good and we all loved the trip.