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Arte Povera: A Sustainability Art Workshop for Kids on May 3

Date 04.29.2014

This workshop with Luigia Martelloni will teach kids how to make art out of everyday objects like plastic cups, pieces of wood, twigs and branches, and old books. All that can be reused and become a work of art! Arte Povera is an Italian art movement recognized on international level as one of the most important avant-garde art tendencies of the 20th century. In the Mid – Sixties it brought about a radical definition of art that emerged as an alternative to the images typical of the consumer society.  Typically, an artist “Povero” works with primary materials: elements that belongs to nature, found and recycled objects that express the energy inside of all things. The use of recycled and reusable materials is a key component in the concept of sustainability.

Visual artist, art director, filmmaker, and photographer, Luigia Martelloni grew up in Rome, where she studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti. She graduated magna cum laude. In 1993 she moved to Los Angeles where she continues to work as a visual artist, photographer, art educator and filmmaker.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

10:30 AM to 12 PM
Italian Cultural Institute
1023 Hilgard Avenue – LA 90024

Fees: $60 ($90 for 2 siblings)

To register please call 310-824-7408