THE TRANSCENDENT TREE – EXHIBITION AND ART & CONTEMPORARY WINE EVENT – REPORTAGE

I am very happy to present the following collection of beautiful images and a short video: a documentation of the enchanting evening of the third ART & CONTEMPORARY WINE 2017 event and the art exhibition under the same title:

THE TRANSCENDENT TREE
4 JUNE 2017, PIGNANO ART GALLERY & SURROUNDING GARDENS
BORGO PIGNANO, VOLTERRA

“THE TRANSCENDENT TREE” ART EXHIBITION

ANDREA COLLESANO – DRAWING
DUCCIO NACCI – PHOTOGRAPHY
OLGA NIESCIER – PAINTING

Discovering the Pignano Art Gallery and the remarkable work of three artists whose art depicts the beauty and energy of trees, as well as their poetic symbolism of power, wisdom and origins of life. The exhibition is a dialogue of artistic visions, impressions and interpretations of the tree figure; located in the natural context of a Tuscan landscape, it pays homage to our silent magnificent companions.

LIVE MUSIC & DANCE PERFORMANCE

MANUEL PEÑA  – TOMBAK, BENDIR, SANSULA
NICOLO MELOCCHI – BANSURI, ALDOZA, PUNGI
EVELINA MATTUCCI & GAIA SCUDERI – ORIENTAL DANCE PERFORMANCE

Listening to live improvised music, a fusion of Arabian and Indian inspired compositions played on traditional instruments. Enjoying the contemporary dance performances based on sufi dance, including the mesmerisig, whirling dervish meditation ceremonies.

ORGANIC WINE TASTING – CONTEMPORARY WINE

Sampling a selection of over 30 of the best organic wines  from Tuscany during an afternoon of wine tasting in the garden of one of the most charming villas of Tucany. Contemporary Wine’s focus dedicated to FRENCH VARIETIES.

http://www.contemporarywine.it


INFORMATION:

THE TRANSCENDENT TREE – ART & CONTEMPORARY WINE EVENT

PIGNANO ART GALLERY & SURROUNDING GARDENS
Sunday 4 June 2017 | 3:00 – 7:00 pm

BORGO PIGNANO, Loc. Pignano, 6 | Volterra, tel. +39.0588.35032

Borgo Pignano Logo

information about the event:
tel. +39.338.117.9741, +39.345.158.1209

PR contact: Sharon Kilby & Sara Scardigli, Vitalità Cultural Association
[email protected]


INSTITUTIONAL PARTNERS:

Regione_Toscana      volterra


EXHIBITION AND EVENT PARTNER:

vitalita logo       contemporary wine       logo_vini_di_volterra A    UNIPOL_LOGHI_Castelfiorentino      ra-ma logo


LOCATION:

location 2017 07location 2017 08


 

“THE TRANSCENDENT TREE” ART EXHIBITION | 15.04 – 06.07.2017 | PIGNANO ART GALLERY

“THE TRANSCENDENT TREE” art exhibition curated by Olga Niescier
PIGNANO ART GALLERY, BORGO PIGNANO
15.04 – 06.07.2017, OPEN DAILY 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

ANDREA COLLESANO – DRAWING
DUCCIO NACCI – PHOTOGRAPHY
OLGA NIESCIER – PAINTING

The Transcendent Tree exhibition is an encounter of three artists, each of them working with different techniques: drawing, photography and painting. Their art depicts the beauty and energy of trees, as well as their poetic symbolism of power, wisdom and origins of life. The exhibition is a dialogue of artistic visions, impressions and interpretations of the tree figure; located in the natural context of a Tuscan landscape, it pays homage to our silent magnificent companions.

“A tree says: A kernel is hidden in me, a spark, a thought, I am life from eternal life… I was made to form and reveal the eternal in my smallest special detail. A tree says: My strength is trust. I live out the secret of my seed to the very end, and I care for nothing else… I trust that God is in me. I trust that my labor is holy. Out of this trust I live.” – Hermann Hesse

more information: http://www.vitalitart.it/projects#transcendent_treeIntro

ANDREA COLLESANO – DRAWING

Andrea Collesano, a young Italian artist, working with ink drawing and bronze sculpture. He obtained the artistic diploma at the Academy of Fine Arts of Florence. Inspired by the ancient, the lost, and old symbolic and naturalistic engravings he tries to recreate the mythological world that dwells within his mind. The natural world: sea, animals and plant kingdoms are the main source of inspiration for his dreamlike representations undertaken with almost scientific, obsessive accuracy to detail. Collesano lives and works in Tuscany, in the seaside town of Forte dei Marmi. He collaborates with prestigious international galleries, among them Barbara Paci Art Gallery in Pietrasanta, an Italian center of excellent art.

www.andreacollesano.it

DUCCIO NACCI – PHOTOGRAPHY

Duccio Nacci, an Italian photographer, living and working in San Gimignano. He is renowned for capturing within his poetic images the beauty of Tuscany – silent landscapes where the human person, even though invisible, is always present and leads us towards a melancholic kind of joy. Since 1997 he has illustrated catalogues and books in collaboration with several national and international magazines (Condé Nast, Rusconi, Mondatori and others). Nacci has published several books and held exhibitions throughout Italy. His own photography gallery “La Bottega del Sale” is located in the center of San Gimignano. Duccio plays a key role within the Vitalità Cultural Assocation and its’connections within the Tuscany.

www.duccionacci.it

OLGA NIESCIER – PAINTING

Olga Niescier, is a Polish born artist, designer and curator. She obtained her master’s degree in Fine Arts and Fashion Design in the Academy of Fine Arts in Lodz and in Fashion Design at the Polimoda Institute in Florence. Olga has pursued intense artistic activity since 2001, integrating art and design: painting, fashion, interior decor, photography, graphics and theatre. Since 2013 Niescier has regularly exhibited her artworks in some of the most charming locations in Tuscany: Florence, Bagno Vignoni, Pietrasanta and San Gimignano, where Olga lives and creates. Niescier’s painting work is a meditative exploration of nature’s structures and rhythms, an insight into botanical micro-universes, a personal encounter with Zen and abstract expressionism.

www.olganiescier.it

EXHIBITIONS ARTWORKS: http://vitalita.altervista.org/preview-of-artworks-of-the-transcendent-tree-exhibition-in-pignano-art-gallery/

PIGNANO ART GALLERY

Borgo Pignano is a unique luxury retreat in the heart of Tuscany where art and creativity are naturally present, nourished and valued. Pignano is a magnet for artists, where its serene environment offers true inspiration for both creating and exhibiting. Throughout this historic country estate, visitors enjoy the beauty of contemporary and classic art in many diverse and inspiring forms.

Supporting and promoting the work of emerging contemporary artists, The Pignano Art Gallery was opened in September 2016 providing a unique exhibition space situated in a beautifully restored historic farm building. The Gallery offers a tranquil yet sophisticated environment for artists to exhibit their work and allows hotel guests the privilege of viewing exceptional art whilst staying in Tuscany. Borgo Pignano also has a long-established collaborative relationship with The Royal Drawing School in London, where both organisations actively support the work of talented young artists in the form of residential programmes held at the estate.

The Pignano Art Gallery is located just a few steps away from the grand 18th Century Villa and features classic vaulted ceilings, original brickwork floors and is surrounded by beautiful gardens, woodlands and open countryside.  Here, you will discover a collection of inspiring exhibitions featuring contemporary arts: among them painting, sculpture, photography, installations, ceramics and creative design.

The Pignano Art Gallery exhibitions are curated and organised by the Vitalità Cultural Association. The mission of the association is to promote art, which re-evaluates and inspires human awareness, experience and the connection with nature.

location 2017 07

THE TRANSCENDENT TREE ART EXHIBITION
15.04 – 06.07.2017, open daily 10:00 – 20:00

PIGNANO ART GALLERY, BORGO PIGNANO
Loc. Pignano, 6 | Volterra
www.borgopignano.com
tel. +39.0588.35032

information about the exhibition:
tel. +39.338.117.9741, +39.345.158.1209

PR contact: Sharon Kilby & Sara Scardigli, Vitalità Cultural Association:
[email protected]


EXHIBITION ORGANISERS & PARTNERS:

Borgo Pignano Logo     vitalita logo       logo_vini_di_volterra A         contemporary wine


INSTITUTIONAL PARTNERS:

Regione_Toscana        loga comuni


 

“THE VITAL TREE” ART EXHIBITION + ART & CONTEMPORARY WINE EVENT, CERTALDO

I am happy to present the following collection of beautiful images: a documentation of the enchanting evening of the second ART & CONTEMPORARY WINE 2017 event and the art exhibition under the same title:

THE VITAL TREE
19 MAY 2017, CERTALDO ALTO (the old town)
PALAZZO PRETORIO, CHURCH OF SAINT TOMMASO AND PROSPERO

panello forex vital tree

“THE VITAL TREE” ART EXHIBITION

OLGA NIESCIER – PAINTING
DUCCIO NACCI – PHOTOGRAPHY
ANDREA ROGGI – SCULPTURE

A meeting of art that celebrates the vitality of the plant kingdom represented by the symbolic tree, with its roots connected to the stability and the richness of the soil yet with its branches reaching towards the sky, communicating an ethereal sense of joy and freedom. Exhibition remains open 4 -19  May in the splendid setting of the Church of Saint Tommaso e Prospero.

LIVE MUSIC & DANCE PERFORMANCE:

ANDREA LIBERO CITO – VIOLIN
ANDREA BENINATI – CELLO
EVELINA MATTUCCI – CONTEMPORARY ORIENTAL DANCE

Listening to a live music performance of violin and cello in an elegant and intriguing dialogue with contemporary dance improvisation inspired by antient oriental traditions.

ORGANIC WINE TASTING – CONTEMPORARY WINE

Sampling a selection of over 30 of the best organic wines from Tuscany during an afternoon of wine tasting and a presentation by the winemakers. Contemporary Wine’s focus dedicated to 100% SAN GIOVESE.

http://www.contemporarywine.it

depliant 19.05


INFORMATION:

THE VITAL TREE – ART & CONTEMPORARY WINE EVENT

CERTALDO ALTO | PALAZZO PRETORIO | CHURCH OF SAINT TOMMASO AND PROSPERO
Friday 19 May 2017* | 4:00 – 9:00 pm
* in case of bad weather the event will be held indoors

information about the event:
tel. +39.338.117.9741, +39.345.158.1209

PR contact: Sharon Kilby & Sara Scardigli, Vitalità Cultural Association
[email protected]


INSTITUTIONAL PARTNERS:

Regione_Toscana     certaldo


EXHIBITION AND EVENT PARTNER:

vitalita logo       contemporary wine      UNIPOL_LOGHI_Castelfiorentino


LOCATION:


 

“ARTS’ PATH INTO NATURE” – PERMANENT EXHIBITION IN VITALITÀ ART GALLERY, SAN GIMIGNANO

The Vitalità Art Gallery is located in Piazza Sant’Agostino, the most romantic part of San Gimignano. The gallery hosts an extensive and constantly updated selection of artworks by Olga Niescier and Andrea Roggi, it is the centre of operations of the Vitalità Cultural Association, as well as a place of meetings, presentations and seasonal cultural events.

San Gimignano is an enchanting fortress village featuring fourteen historic towers. It is located on the pilgrimage route of the Via Francigena. A charming example of a well-preserved medieval hamlet, it has been nicknamed the Medieval Manhattan of Tuscany. A listed UNESCO World Heritage site since 1990, San Gimignano has a vibrant and dynamic contemporary culture and is a must-see destination for all art lovers traveling in Tuscany. Read more about San Gimignano here.



VITALITÀ ART GALLERY
Piazza San’t’Agostino,  53037 San Gimignano (SI), Italy
phone: +39.338.117.9741, email: [email protected]


 

“VITALITÀ 2015 – 2016” CATALOGUE

We are proud to conclude this very fruitful year of our artistic activity with a publication of a catalogue documenting all Vitalità exhibitions and events from december 2015 to december 2016. You can see and download the digital version here:

Vitalita 2015 -2016 bookVitalita 2015 - 2016 book

We would like to thank many wonderful people for being part of this project:

Arezzo:
Paola Falcone, Luca Mazzuoli e lo staff di Banca Generali Private Banking
Sebastiano Pulvirenti
Carlo Ballantini

Casole D’Elsa:
Pietro Pii, Sergio Turi, Guido Mansueto, Roberto Cavicchioli – Comune di Casole d’Elsa
Francesca Cundari, Patrick Pii – iSculpture Gallery
Susanna Santini – Panizzi
Perrinel Rumley Taylor e Osteria Caffe Casolani
Elena Degl’Innocenti, Chiara Pilia, Marco Ferracci, Max Pinucci – Animation Lights Project
Antonella Natangelo
Elisa Malatesti
Stephen Briggs

San Gimignano:
Genziana Pompei – Centro Comerciale Naturale San Gimignano
Carolina Taddei – Comune di San Gimignano
Mons. Mauro Fusi, Susan Scott – Parrocchia di Santa Maria Assunta
Katharina Mlitz-Hussain

Borgo Pignano:
Michael Moritz, Luciano Lusardi e lo staff di Borgo Pignano
Sara Scardigli – Contemporary Wine
Sharon e Gary Kilby – Arthouse PR
Antonella Tronci e Axe Ballet
Simone Solazzo
Patrizio Castrovinci
Jacob Ventura
Mirko Machetti

Allestimenti e gestione delle mostre:
Irmina Buzarewicz
Chiara Barneschi
Elia Roggi
Gabriele Cirillo
Davide Baccheschi
Emanuele Tanganelli
Andrea Castellucci
Giacomo Roggi
Isaia Roggi

Stampa di cataloghi e inviti:
Bandecchi Vivaldi

Consulenza grafica:
MBVision

Fotografie:
Ela Bialkowska | Okno Studio
Olga Niescier
Ambra Lorenzetti
Tania De Decker
Elena Degl’Innocenti
Ivan Franci
Virginio Paolo Tonveronachi
Max Pinucci
Simone Stanislai

Design:
Olga Niescier


 

The launch of Borgo Pignano Art Gallery – ART & WINE | VITALITÀ

 

Art&Wine Borgo Pignano 16.10.2016_video Art & Wine

On behalf of the artists and organisers we would like to thank you for joining us at the official launch of the new Art Gallery at Borgo Pignano.
It was a wonderful meeting of artistic expression, great flavours and the beauty of nature, all united in a moment of true celebration of life – Vitalita.
Thank you for being part of Borgo Pignano’s world.

Olga Niescier – painting
Andrea Roggi – sculpture
Axe Ballet and Antonella Anton Tronci – contemporary ballet
Ghandarva Project, Simone Solazzo, Patrizio Castrovinci and Jacob Ventura – live music
Contemporary Wine and Sara Scardigli – wine tasting

and all the dedicated staff Borgo Pignano.

photo: Simone Stanislai, Ambra Lorenzetti

_SMN6321


 

AN AFTERNOON OF ART & WINE | ART GALLERY BORGO PIGNANO

OFFICIAL LAUNCH CELEBRATIONS BORGO PIGNANO ART GALLERY

PAINTING & SCULPTURE | LIVE MUSIC & CONTEMPORARY BALLET | WINETASTING

Sunday, 16 October 2016
3:00 – 7:00 pm

To celebrate the official launch of Borgo Pignano’s new Art Gallery the Pignano estate will be hosting an afternoon of culture where you can view a collection of inspiring art and sculpture whilst sampling some of the region’s finest contemporary wines, all accompanied by enchanting music and a
modern ballet performance.

http://www.borgopignano.com

Art&Wine event

VITALITÀ ART EXHIBITION | OLGA NIESCIER painting & ANDREA ROGGI sculpture  – Discover the new art gallery located in the splendid estate of Borgo Pignano, visit a unique exhibition of art and sculpture and meet the artists.

MUSIC AND BALLET | GHANDARVA PROJECT, KEVIN MUCAJ violin & AXE BALLET  – Listen to a live music performance of baroque violin and an ensemble of ethnic instruments and enjoy the improvisation of contemporary ballet dancers.

WINE TASTING | CONTEMPORARY WINE  – Sample a selection of over 30 organic wines from Tuscany during an afternoon of wine tasting and a presentation by the winemakers.

detailed programme: pignano event wine and art press release – ENG

Screen Shot 2016-10-01 at 1.49.47 PM

partners

 


 

“Vitalità” in Borgo Pignano, where art, nature and luxury are one

Borgo Pignano, a beautiful luxury Tuscan Hotel, celebrates the opening of its exclusive art Gallery with a unique edition of ‘Vitalita’ – exhibition of my paintings and Andrea Roggi’s sculptures.

vitalita exhibition borgo pignano

346909

Located in the heart of the Tuscan countryside near the Medieval towns of San Gimignano and Volterra, Borgo Pignano is a unique country estate where art and creativity can be found in abundance. A luxurious hotel offering elegant accommodation, Pignano is a natural magnet for artists, where its serene environment offers inspiration for both creating and exhibiting.

This September see’s the launch of Pignano’s new Art Gallery and exhibition space located in a beautifully restored historic farm building. The Gallery offers a tranquil yet sophisticated environment for artists to exhibit their work and allows hotel guests the privilege of viewing exceptional art during their stay. In addition to the new gallery space you will also find private collections of 20th Century British art sitting harmoniously alongside artwork from emerging international artists throughout the 18th century Tuscan Villa.

In collaboration with the Royal Drawing School in London, Pignano also offers scholarships and residencies for up-and-coming artists, supporting and encouraging art and culture in many forms.

The new Pignano gallery features classic vaulted ceilings and original brickwork floors and is surrounded by beautiful gardens, woodlands and open countryside.

The ancient terrain surrounding Pignano pays testament to the deep-rooted philosophy that ‘everything comes from the land’ and this message is beautifully depicted within the Vitalità art exhibition now hosted within Pignano’s gallery space. Here you will find a unique and harmonious fusion of inspiring works by painter Olga Niescier and sculptor Andrea Roggi.

 

vitalita borgo pignano 2

VITALITÀ ART EXHIBITION  |  BORGO PIGNANO

15.VIII – 31.X.2016

Borgo Pignano  |  Loc. Pignano, 6 | Volterra, Pisa

open daily 10.00 – 20.00

for appointment with the artists please contact +39.338.117.9741

http://www.borgopignano.com

Logo Borgo Pignano

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Tree of Peace – the installation at the entrance of the Cathedral of San Gimignano

I am honored to present my painting together with Andrea Roggi’s sculpture in a truly special location, right at the entrance to the breathtaking cathedral of San Gimignano (Duomo di San Gimignano), among the best of Italian art history:

The installation “Tree of Peace” represents the artistic project “Vitalità” founded on the continuous research and dialogue between Olga Niescier and Andrea Roggi, whose creative visions subtly and profoundly complement each other, as each explores the vital energies which permeate and inform our human experience and God’s creation.

In a play of cross-references in perfect balance, the works of these two artists convey a strong message, becoming the representation of peace, while seeing in man and in nature the fruit and gift of God, the Creator who is an involved and vital presence in our world.

“Tree of peace” presented by The Circle of Life Art Gallery will be exposed until the end of October.

tree of peace, san gimignano

logo

logo the circle of life art gallery

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________