The Italians seem to be hittin’ it in the big old world right about now. Here are some happenings (click on the pictures and/or names for more info):
•Maria Rosa Franzin and Graziano Visintin at Orfèo, Luxembourg, march 23 – April 29
•Renzo Pasquale and Annamaria Zanella at Galerie Louise Smit, Amsterdam, April 1 – May 4
•Fabrizio Tridenti exhibited at Louise Smit earlier in the year as well, Jan 8 – Feb 18
Rosalba Balsamo at Antonella Villanova, Florence, April 20- May 20
•Stefano Marchetti will be doing a workshop at Le Arti Orafe in Florence, Italy. Hacking Ideas, A Way of Thinking in Jewellery Design, July 23- July 26
There was also a big Italian presence at Schmuck; the young and fabulous Margherita de Martino Norante exhibited at the messe in Munich along side two of the Italian greats, Graziano Visintin, and Francesco Pavan! Margherita also exhibited at the show Suspended during Schmuck 2012 at Studio Gabi Green.
Marchetti, Visintin, Pavan and Zanella were also represented in Die Renaissance des Emaillierens at Galerie Handwerk, also during Schmuck week.