With the turn of the month of August, the Mosaic&Mosaics exhibition came to an end yesterday, the annual event that presents the projects and works carried out by the students of the Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli during the past training year. Now in its twenty-seventh edition, this year’s exhibition was inaugurated on Friday 29 July. From that date, until yesterday (Sunday 29 August), it was visited by over 5,000 people, a figure documented by the access registrations. Over a hundred people every day were able to get to know, see, touch, admire mosaic art in its many expressions: from the forms linked to antiquity, Hellenistic and Roman, to the brilliance of Byzantine and modern mosaics, up to the contemporary choices that they address the tastes and needs of today, in relation to the other arts, looking at design and furnishings, experimenting with innovative and unconventional solutions. This is one of the main characteristics of the Mosaic&Mosaics exhibition, that of tracing the evolution of the mosaic through the works carried out in the three courses of the professionalizing training course, but to do it with different proposals because the teachers, while respecting the educational program, always develop projects new ones that manage to satisfy a loyal and passionate audience. In fact, there are visitors who await this exhibition appointment to return to the School, they do it individually or thanks to organized tours, they come from Italy and abroad: they are curious, interested, lovers of mosaic art, they follow the activities of the School and have sharpened a critical eye. “Thus to the enthusiastic comments that the exhibition and the School itself arouse in those who have never visited them before, the opinions of those who return and continue to be moved by the works of our students fill us with pride” underlines Stefano Lovison, president of the Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli. Satisfaction also shared by the director Gian Piero Brovedani who analyzing the attendance data highlights how, also this year, in addition to foreign tourists, there have been many Italians, who have come to Spilimbergo from different regions, mostly families or small groups of friends who they included in their trip the experience of visiting the School, combining it with the knowledge of Spilimbergo and other centers of western Friuli, a further way to appreciate the artistic heritage and knowledge of the regional territory.
31 august 2021