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Italian American Museum
"The HeArt of Italy" 
Artistic Creations by Alumni of "Il Chiostro"

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The Italian American Museum is pleased to present The HeArt of Italy, an exhibition of original artwork by alumni of the Il Chiostro Workshops. Il Chiostro which means “The Cloister” in Italian, is an organization that creates art workshops in Italy. This is Il Chiostro’s 22nd year of transporting people from their daily lives to an inspiring location to concentrate on producing their art for a week or more. Every year Il Chiostro Arts Workshops organizes an art exhibit for alumni who participated in one of their workshops. The programs might have been in Tuscany, Venice, Florence or Lake Garda. The images submitted must have been done either while the artist was in Italy, or based on a study or photo that they made in Italy. The exhibit was juried from submissions of original painting, photography, sculpture, drawing and collage. The jurors were Janine Coyne and Antonio Petracca, curators of The Italian American Museum. The artists, ranging from beginners to professionals, come from all over the United States and abroad. The one link that connects them is that they attended a workshop with Il Chiostro. The 50 pieces represent a broad variety of what each artists feels represents the heart of their Italian experience.
The Museum, located at the corner of Mulberry and Grand Streets in New York’s “Little Italy”, is open to the public Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 6 PM. The exhibit will be on display July 6 through August 27, 2017.



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