HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
By way of remembering we started the year coming back from a highly successful week long event in Rome. We met beautiful Artists and Gallery's owners and we also made many valuable connections. In the spring we began a partnership with Rachael Afolabi of Aeon Logic Gallery and Dexter Taylor of Brooklyn Movie Labs. In May and June Brooklyn Movie Labs held the presentation of Gelato! Film Festival and Gelato! Photo Slide Show. The shows were well attended, we screened new directors and showcased a jazz band from Belgium and a local singer songwriter doing experimental music. In July Gelato! Art Salon returned to Italy when we were invited by s.t. foto galleria libreria, a photo gallery in the centre of Rome, to present the Gelato! Photo Slide Show as an exhibition.
As many of you may know, last Christmas we made the aquaintance of two women in Rome, Susanne and Maria Agnese of the NGO Associazione Miche who invited us to hold art workshops in Ifakara, Tanzania. We weren't sure if it really could happen or not and we spent a lot of time emailing them back and forth to get details and specifics on the undertaking. Finally, in the summer time, months of planning culminated in our finalizing our trip to Africa and agreeing to go.
d entirely to our trip to Africa. We left in the beginning of October and we were there for one amazing month. We met the most generous and powerful people you can imagine and had the pleasure of being able to hold workshops in Photography for young adults and in Art for children. We will be posting stories of our travels and pictures in an upcoming newsletter and on our new blog.
All of us here at Gelato! Art Salon are very thankful to the artists who donated equipment and supplies for the workshop, to the people in NY who helped us to organize and to the artists in Ifakara who hosted us and helped us to arrange everything there.The cultural centre El Taller de Pilar and the kids in Ifakara were really appreciative. We are also extremely thankful to all the people who came out to our events here in New York and in Africa.
We have been busy setting up an online store where you can purchase fine art and other various crafts from our artists, we hope to have it up soon.
Thanks again for your interested and we wish you All the Best for 2011!!!