Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Press Conference


Verona's Ponte Pietra seen from our breakfast spot along the Adige.

Today, Verona Tessile organizers had a press conference at the Comune di Verona.

President of Ad Maiora, Maria Teresa Sansotta, in front of City Hall

Lots of press, government delegates, sponsor representatives and the TV cameras were present.

Verona's blue and yellow city flag
They talked about the international exhibits, stressing the Canadian ones (there are three). They talked about when women get together and are open minded they can accomplish so many things together. They talked about the art of expressing oneself using fabric as a medium, never making a separation between the quilts and the "art work". They talked about the collaboration of the book store Feltrinelli in Verona and also in Mantova where there will be some workshops. Speakers were the minister of culture for Verona, Antonia Pavesi, the president of Ad Maiora, Maria Teresa Sansotta, The representative of the main sponsor Banca Popolare di Verona, the curator at Castel Vecchio (a museum), and the representative of Feltrinelli.

Leaving the conference
It was a success and we went out to celebrate with an Aperol spritz.

Aperol is a typical Italian "aperitivo"

The official opening reception for the textile festival is next Monday!

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