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When Venice Lives: It Looks Like This–Carteria Ai Frari

Elisabetta Casaburi, owner of Carterìa Ai Frari, is an artisan who upholds Venice’s longstanding tradition of making paper. After graduating from the Venice School of Art and attending literature courses at Ca’ Foscari, she worked as an advertising and editorial … Continue reading

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When Venice Live: It Looks Like This–Ottica Urbani

Dr. Fosca Urbani, proprietor of the family business Ottica Urbani, is a multi-talented creator. After attending school to study optometry, she also studied Literature at Ca’ Foscari and took her degree there with an emphasis on Art History. It is … Continue reading

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Sharing: Live in Venice! May 17-23

Live-In-Venice Press Release Live-Streamed Event ‘Live-In-Venice’ Will Share City Secrets With The World Live-In-Venice will take place between 17-23 May 2021 Over 70 interviews and events live-streamed on Facebook, Vimeo and the event website Interviews with artisans, art galleries and … Continue reading

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Share the Gioia!

I’ve previously posted about ways to support artisans whose businesses and livelihoods have been hit hard by the shut downs and travel restrictions. Here’s a new way to support Italian artisans and receive a surprise gift! One of our local … Continue reading

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Catching the Creative Process

I whipped out my camera to catch the creative process, as Manuel Carriòn demonstrated how he creates his series of inky watercolors. With a wet brush, he spontaneously draws lines and swirls reminiscent of Chinese calligraphy. Before this water can … Continue reading

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Marisa’s Prosecco Secret

  I didn’t realize there were so many kinds of Italian crackers and chips! Apparently Marisa Convento did, though, and she had set them all out for us to enjoy when she opened her jewelry shop, Venetian Dreams on Calle … Continue reading

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Gilded Age

Have you ever moved in close to one of those early Renaissance panels with the gold leaf and really looked at the layers and colors and textures of it? The way the gold has a red undercoat, and how little … Continue reading

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