|March 31, 2011 9:00 am||to||April 4, 2011 5:00 pm|
Catania launches the first edition of Art FaCTory 01, a fair dedicated to modern and contemporary art. The fair is hosted at Le Ciminiere, Catania.
Over 60 highly regarded galleries participate to this first edition, among them:
galleria Accademia (Reggio Calabria)
Arionte Arte contemporanea (Catania)
Galleria Astuni(Bologna- Pietrasanta)
Carta Bianca fine arts (Catania)
Bartoli arte contemporanea (Favara)
Drago (Bagheria -Palermo)
Galleria Forni (Bologna – Ragusa)
Galerie Frank Pages (Baden- Germania)
Galleria Jannone (Milano)
Galleria Lo Magno (Modica)
Galleria Lo Sguardo dell’Altro (Modena)
Galleria Orizzonti (Catania)
Qal’At Arte Contemporanea (Caltanissetta)
Sala Parès (Barcellona – Spagna)
Galleria Tega (Milano)
Ufofabrik contemporary art gallery (Moena – Trento)
Galleria Voltaire (Catania)
For more information, www.artfactory01.it (Italian)
|March 17, 2011|
|11:00 am||to||11:00 pm|
Sicilian cities will be “Città d’Arte” (cities of art) for the 150th Anniversary of Italy on March 17. This means that mayors can deliberate the opening and closing hours of operating businesses and monuments to celebrate the event.
|March 14, 2011 8:00 am||to||March 17, 2011 5:00 am|
The Sicilian ports of Palermo and Messina will be located at the booth #1759 at this year Seatrade Cruise Shipping Miami inside the Miami Beach Convention Center.
Cruise Shipping Miami is one of the biggest international exhibitions & conferences serving the cruise industry. It takes place from March 14 through 17, 2011 and is open to the public.
For more information:
Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Dr
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Web site: www.cruiseshippingmiami.com
|March 5, 2011 3:00 pm||to||March 10, 2011 10:00 pm|
Cinisi is a beautiful town about 12 miles away from Palermo, surrounded by the mountains and Mediterranean Sea. Carnival is certainly one of the the most important traditions and cultural events in town.
Each year thousands of visitors come to Cinisi to actively take part to celebrate Carnival. The brightly colored and paper-maché floats mounted on carriages are the main attraction of Cinisi’s Carnival. These two-story high floats are put in motion with mechanical movements. The characters, usually of satirical nature, move their arms and heads while strolling along main street of the town. The floats – illuminated and surrounded by masked dancers – create an impressive atmosphere. Loud speakers blast sambas and Latin-American music to which it is impossible to resist.
This year the Carnival celebrations start on Saturday March 5 for five days of thrilling excitement. The arrival of the nannu, a puppet that represents the spirit of Carnival starts the celebrations. In the evening musical bands perform in the town’s main square. Sunday is the big day of the the Carnival Float Parade to which all school children participate dressed up.
On Monday, comical performances of improvised actors enchant the public with their original sketches and funny costumes.
On Tuesday the colored floats make their way again along the main street to reach the square where the jury decides which float is the winner of the 2011 Carnival Contest. After that, the
celebrations continue with masquerades and dancing until dawn. Cinisi’s Carnival is popularly known as one of the most involving and most exciting carnivals in