October  2019
Savoring EATalia!

Dear friends,

Welcome to my "PHOTOBLOG" Newsletter, a monthly publication which is being sent to clients and friends, to keep them updated on my current photographic interests, new works and future developments.

My goal is to format the Newsletter around a short series of images, which I will try to describe briefly, so that important or interesting details will be easily available to the viewer.

Most of the imagery displayed here will also be on view at       " IMAGES" Photographic Art Gallery, located at 14406 Detroit Avenue in Lakewood, and I would be happy to extend to all an invitation to stop by sometime for a visit.

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 Savoring EATalia!
 I was recently invited to create an all Italian exhibit by the Beck Center for the Arts in Lakewood, along with a Colombian artist, as part of the Beck annual multicultural event. My photographic works, titled " Savoring EATalia!" are now on view at the Jean Bulicek Galleria, at the Beck Center, until the end of October, thus I thought it would be appropriate to remain on this topic for my upcoming monthly photoblog. But... why " Savoring EATalia"? If you visit NYC, or Chicago, Los Angeles, Rio de Janeiro and many other cities, you will find an amazing food market called "EATaly", the genius creation of Oscar Farinetti, an Italian entrepreneur, who wanted to bring to the world the best of Italian food, traditions and culture. As I visited the NYC store, I was so pleased by the quality and breath of the concept, and quickly realized that it would be fun and perhaps informative to come up with a similar artistic "formula", able to visually illustrate unusual and not commonly known aspects of my country of origin, essentially providing ..."food for thought"!
Most of the images you are seeing here this month are on view at the Beck Center as framed prints, and I hope you will be able to visit its J. Bulicek Galleria during one of their wonderful theatrical productions throughout October; you will find no "postcards", but rather a collection of images which I hope will stimulate your curiosity and interest in out of the path places and moments of daily Italian life...buon divertimento!           

Some unusual props seen as I was wandering around Cinecitta' in Roma, the small Hollywood of Italy, and now much less utilized for cinematographic productions.
Below, the entrance to a XVl cent. Church in Tuscany, adorned by some "interesting" sculptures...did you see the big knife on the monk's head? I guess he and the sculptor didn't get along very well...

Savoring EATalia! 

The carpenter shop in Leonessa, with several projects waiting to be completed.
A fall scene in Umbria.  
Savoring EATalia!

  Savoring EATalia!
An ancient cobblestone stairway in Calcata, about one hour N-E of Rome, a tiny, almost abandoned medieval village, now home to a small colony of young artists and artisans.

 Two moments on the Lago di Bracciano, with a magical reflection of the sail on a very still water, right before a sudden storm blew in.
Above, a local Osteria somewhere out there...
Savoring EATalia!

Lake Turano, in Umbria, totally hidden away among green mountains and colorful fields.

Above, a classic moment of Italian's laundry day!

 Savoring EATalia!


Savoring EATalia!

The elegant courtyard of a noble palace outside Naples, now a civic museum, above which you see the anonymous entrance to an old village building, where the bicycle and the small votive altar at the top of the stairs are in striking contrast, yet real signs of daily life.

The B&W image above both was taken at night in Venice, along the Canal Grande, facing the century old church of the Salute on the opposite shore of the Canal.



"IMAGES" Gallery is very pleased to have been included in the first annual CLE. Photo Fest, a city-wide photography event with multiple Galleries shows, talks and meetings all having in common PHOTOGRAPHY in its multiple forms and modalities. We are currently hosting works of Richard Margolis, a nationally known artist from Rochester, NY: his shows, titled "Upheaval!" will remain on view until October 12th...don't miss the opportunity to partake in what promises to be a new, very successful event of the Cleveland art scene!




                          " IMAGES" Photographic Art Gallery.


                 "ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHY" by Marcello Mellino


                             14406 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood, Oh., 44107



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