EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR PERIOD: 15 Feb 2018 - 15 Feb 2018

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Thursday, February 15th 2018

Masked Courses and Children's Carnival
MASKED COURSES 11, 18, 25 FebruaryChildren's Carnival Tuesday, February 13Location: Piazza Matteotti and city itineraryDuration and cost: from 15:00 to 17:30,full ticket € 6.50,free for children under 10 and over 70 
TYPE: Events for children - VENUE: Pietrasanta, Pietrasanta - SCHEDULE: dalle 15:00 alle 17:30 - INFO: 0584 265733 - - piazza della Repubblica, 3 Pietrasanta

Shapes and colors in the works of Giovanni Lazzarini, the '900 on display at Villa Paolina
The exhibition "Forms and colors in the works of Giovanni Lazzarini" will be inaugurated on Friday, January 26.The exhibition, born in the close collaboration with the artist's family, is realized by the Municipality of Viareggio with the contribution of CIR food cooperative in Italy for catering, the Banca del Monte di Lucca Foundation and Arci Lucca Versilia.The appointment for the vernissage is at 5 pm at Villa Paolina.Painter and trailer, Giovanni Lazzarini is known in the world of art and papier-mache with the pseudonym of Menghino. He dedicated himself to painting encouraged by Uberto Bonetti, of whom he had married his sister Bianca, and from the beginning he reveals a singular character. As part of the Carnival, in addition to his skills as a worthy performer Menghino stands out for having adopted in the papier-mache subjects of Italian and international political satire, while in art he has developed his own personal vision of the viareggino world characterized by characters related to the world of the sea and of the docks.Over sixty works, including paintings and sculptures, to rediscover and illustrate the work of a great Master strongly linked to the city as he himself describes: «I tried to paint this particular Viareggio on thread of memory, between stories and lived life, between reality and imagination. The technical means of artisan origin, a way of expressing me almost "vernacular", my long observations of the ex voto in the church of Sant'Andrea, even before discovering Lorenzo Viani, made me fully agree with those who want to insert my work in the great strand of art and popular culture ".The exhibition will be open until April 22nd.« I thank the Administration and all the people who have been close to us and who helped to set up the exhibition - said Giovanna Lazzarini, daughter of Menghino -: my father was very attached to this villa, he loved these spaces that today see him as a protagonist. A non-random choice that I hope will please all those who want to visit the exhibition. "« The beauty of historic places, like the Villa Paolina - concludes the Councilor for Culture Sandra Mei - combined with the beauty of works, double attraction for anyone who wants to visit the exhibitions, and take the opportunity to see one of the great masters of the Viareggina pictorial traction. " VILLA PAOLINAForms and colors in the works of Giovanni LazzariniOpening Friday, January 26th 2018 5pmUntil Sunday 22nd April 2018
TYPE: Exhibitions - VENUE: Musei Civici di Villa Paolina Bonaparte, Viareggio - SCHEDULE: ore 17.00

Inauguration of the exhibition 'Tableau Tablette', at the Ismi Gallery
The gallery Ismi Arte Contemporanea in Viareggio will host, from 3 to 24 February, 'Tableau Tablette' by Massimo Soldaini and Massimo Pistelli, an art exhibition that is also an original furnishing project.The idea behind the project involves a system of composition of works of art, through 50 × 50 cm modules, of which the authors present a selection of their aggregations on show. These are tiles in which different techniques are added, from painting to collage, but which can also hold several different hands. In this case there is also photography, with some shots by the photographer Martina Ridondelli.'Tableau Tablette' is an innovative proposal, between art and design, created by a designer and architect, Massimo Soldaini, and It has become a real workshop like the old ones, where no distinction was made between artistic production and craftsmanship and where even different hands, following the same project and the same spirit, met to give life to the works, enriching them with their individual experiences and sensibility.The inauguration of the exhibition will be held on Saturday 3rd February at 6.00 pm at the Ismi - Contemporary Art Gallery (piazza Massimo d'Azeglio, 22). Free admission.
TYPE: Exhibitions - VENUE: Viareggio, ISMI arte contemporanea, Viareggio - SCHEDULE: dalle ore 18 - INFO: info: 335 5883108 - - 335 588 3108

The afternoon of papier-mâché
Each participant will be able to make small objects using the technique of the paper cast, the raw material of the great allegorical floats. Cost 4 euros per participant accompanying/parents free. Organization: H.Ar.T. Association, in collaboration with the Carnival Foundation and the Cittadella Museums. Reservations: Carnival Museums, Contemporary Art Carnevalotto, Espace Gilbert - from 4 pm to 7 pmTickets from 3 to 5 euros
TYPE: Viareggio Carnival - VENUE: Cittadella del Carnevale Via Santa Maria Goretti, Viareggio - SCHEDULE: dalle ore 16.00 alle ore 19.00 - INFO: Prenotazioni: - 0584 53048

From Friday 26 January to Sunday 18 Februarythe exhibition "THE WINNING WAGONS" in Viareggio, ACREL Hall (via Verdi No. 247).ACREL and the Philatelic Circle Giacomo Puccini present the exhibition of the images of the winning wagons of the Viareggio Carnival.Inauguration: Friday 26 January at 5:30 pmOn the day of the inauguration a free numbered postcard will be distributed free of charge.Opening Hours exhibition: 15/18For information: Silvano Pasquali 349 7307386
TYPE: Viareggio Carnival - VENUE: Sala Acrel Via Verdi 247, Viareggio - SCHEDULE: ore 17.30 - INFO: Silvano Pasquali 349 7307386

The Great Veglions
The great masked vests of the tradition of the Viareggio Carnival come back. In the most prestigious and historic halls of the city and in the most beloved dance halls, the night will be an extraordinary occasion to celebrate the month of fun. Prepare your masquerade dresses and mark on the calendar the dates of the great nights of the Viareggio Carnival 2018. Saturday 27 JanuaryVeglione in Maki Maki maskViale Europa, Darsena Friday 2 FebruaryMasked ball at Maki MakiViale Europa, Darsena Saturday 3 February - 8 pmCarnival party Veglione in mascheraHotel Residence Esplanade Saturday 3 February - 9.1514 ° Garter Piccante VeglioneGrand Hotel Palace Viareggio Saturday 3 FebruaryMasked ball at the Maki MakiViale Europa, Darsena Friday 9 FebruaryMasked ball at the Maki MakiViale Europa, Darsena Saturday 10 February - 9.15 pmGrand Ballo in Mascheraorganized by the Cultural Association of the Bourbon Villas and historical residences of VersiliaGrand Hotel Principe di Pi emonte Saturday 10 FebruaryMasked ball at the Maki MakiViale Europa, Darsena Friday, February 16Masked ball at the Maki MakiViale Europa, Darsena Saturday 17 FebruaryMasked ball at the Maki MakiViale Europa, Darsena
TYPE: Viareggio Carnival - VENUE: Zona Centro Viareggio, Viareggio - SCHEDULE: dalle ore 20 - INFO: casella postale 317 - 55049 Viareggio - Tel. +39 0584 58071 - Fax +39 0584 580771 -

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The Saturdays of the Garden return to the Garden of the Snail for adults and children
The Saturdays of the Garden return to the Garden of the Snail of Pietrasanta. Saturday, January 20 starting at 10.30 large and small you can have fun with the potato plantation, some "seasonal readings" and a solidarity snack offered by Bottega del Sur. The initiative organized by the Bottega della Rocca and Ecoland as part of the project Pietrasanta child-friendly will be an opportunity for the whole family to spend some pleasant hours outdoors and in contact with nature. All participants are asked to bring two potatoes of a particular shape, color and consistency (those that are on the market to be eaten are fine), an eventual reinforcement for a snack and a book for Emilio Bertoncini 3477016556. The next events are scheduled for February 10th and March 10th.
TYPE: Events for children - VENUE: Giardino della Lumaca (Pietrasanta), Pietrasanta - SCHEDULE: dalle ore 10.30 - INFO: Emilio Bertoncini 3477016556

"Oltre la maschera", the works of Uberto Bonetti at Gamc
The second of the four major exhibitions to be held from December to spring in the exhibition spaces of the city both at Gamc and at Villa Paolina. The appointment is for Sunday (December 17) with Uberto Bonetti. Beyond the mask, exhibited in the rooms of the Viani modern and contemporary art gallery and open until April 2018. Geri, Bonetti, Menghino and Possenti: four great masters of the '900, a series of works, many of which are only exhibited at the moment of their donation to the city, two splendid places of Villa Paolina and the Viani modern and contemporary art gallery, a single common thread: Viareggio. A project conceived and realized by the Municipality of Viareggio, born in the close collaboration with the families of the artists, thanks to the contribution of the Cassa di Risparmio di Lucca Foundation.For the occasion also Happy Sunday: l 'display and sale at a special price, the preview of the new collection of bags signed by Gamc and Viareggio even more beautiful, made for the City of Viareggio by the publishing house free zone. The Bonetti exhibition includes works donated by the same artist to the City of Viareggio. Donation characterized by over two hundred and fifty numbers, largely chosen by the author and then finally formalized by the daughters, in 1996. The corpus of the exhibition illustrates all aspects of the varied and multifaceted production of the artist held over seventy years. Viareggio has been for over fifty years, with rare exceptions, the author of the official carnival posters and those of some editions of the Viareggio Prize. Bonetti's exhibition is ideally connected to the exhibition dedicated to Giovanni Lazzarini, Forme e colori in the works of Giovanni Lazzarini, scheduled for Friday, January 26, at Villa Paolina. Finally, an important exhibition dedicated to Antonio Possenti is underway in the spring."Finally the exhibition schedule is back and finally all the exhibition spaces in Viareggio are involved - said the councilor for culture Sandra Mei - the beauty of the historical places, like the Villa Paolina, combined with the beauty of the works, double attraction for anyone who wants to visit the exhibitions, and take the opportunity to see collections that usually and long ago, are not exposed. attention to the viareggina reality and to our great pictorial traction - concludes Mei - a varied cultural offer for what is more than a tribute to the great masters who have projected our city on the stage of international art ".In these days, always at Villa Paolina, Contaminations and reflections in the painting of Loriano Geri, open until Sunday 21 January, during the opening hours of the vil la: from wednesday to saturday from 3.30 to 7.30, on sunday from 9.30 to 13.30 and from 15.30 to 19.30. Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
TYPE: Exhibitions - VENUE: Galleria di arte moderna e contemporanea Lorenzo Viani - Via Mazzini 22, Viareggio - SCHEDULE: dal mercoledì al sabato dalle 15,30 alle 19,30, la domenica dalle 9,30 alle 13,30 e dalle 15,30 alle 19,30. Chiuso il lunedì e il martedì. - INFO: 0584 581118 - 0584 581118 -

Things want to exist
In the tradition of major exhibitions aimed at the enhancement of contemporary art through monumental exhibitions in the most representative public places, Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 12 the town of Pietrasanta inaugurates the personal exhibition Things want to exist of the Tuscan artist Roberto Barni (Pistoia, 1939).Some of the symbolic places of Pietrasanta for about three months will host the project promoted, as well as by the Municipality, by the Versiliana Foundation, chaired by Massimiliano Simoni, artistic director of Start, and with the support of the Poggiali Gallery of Pietrasanta.Throughout the Christmas period, and until 25 February, no less than 17 large patinated bronze works can be admired in Piazza del Duomo, in the Church and in the Cloister of Sant'Agostino side by side, in the latter cases, in interiors, from works on canvas and paper.The work of Roberto Barni is presented through the exhibition of works colarmente iconic made in the last 20 years and here, edited by Enrico Mattei, are collected for the occasion with the title Things want to exist.The works in Piazza del DuomoIn piazza find space Impresa, sculpture of over four and a half meters, Continuo of 1999, Double Controversia of 2017, also of almost five meters, Sadovasomaso, Impresa and Walking on the Cross that have accompanied all the recent poetics of the Tuscan artist, including the presence in the Basilica of Santa Maria dei Frari during the 2017 Venice Biennale, and which are gathered together for the first time because "things want to exist given that between being and not being there are the entities themselves, in this case the sculptures, which decide to be present "as the artist himself says because" they have intrinsic strength ".The works in the Sant'Agostino complexSculptures appear throughout the exhibition they self-determine theirs space: in Sant'Agostino appear men in a basket, Capogiri d'Oro of 2017, for the first time in a public exhibition after the Basilica dei Frari in Venice and in the Cloister the Celeberrima Atto muto, whose first version had been presented at the the entrance of the Gardens at the Venice Biennale in 1988. Since the sculptures, similarly to things, want to exist, they find space, like apparitions, Adagio, which manifests itself in the garden of Sant'Agostino, Remar Contro or NSC in the Church of Sant'Agostino.For the occasion the exhibition catalog will be created with texts by Alberto Boatto and Enrico Mattei, and the latter, among other things, writes: "My curiosity about the research Roberto Barni's sculptural has always been addressed on the embarrassing situations of his men, a small serial and inexpressive army that moves through an underlying disquiet ". And again: "the common denominator of these sculptures is their style, which is not to be recognized, but to know, as the artist explains. On their skin you can read the imprint of Roberto's hand which becomes his resistance to emptiness ".Opening Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 at 12 pmOpening hours: 4.00pm - 7.00pm | closed on Mondays; Saturday and Sunday 10.00am - 1.00pm 4.00 pm - 7.00 pmSpecial openings:Friday 8 December 10.00 am - 1.00 pm | 4.00 pm - 7.00 pm Monday 25 December 4.00 pm - 7.00 pm Monday 1 January 4.00 pm - 7.00 pm
TYPE: Exhibitions - VENUE: Chiostro di S. Agostino/La Rocca, Pietrasanta - SCHEDULE: Orari: 16.00 – 19.00 | chiuso il lunedì; sabato e domenica 10.00 – 13.00 | 16.00 – 19.00 Aperture straordinarie: lunedì 25 dicembre 16.00 – 19.00 lunedì 1 gennaio 16.00 – 19.00 - INFO: Telefono per informazioni: +39 0584 795500 Sito ufficiale: