The month of June closes with another eagerly awaited event, the inauguration of the exhibition dedicated to a master of Vigezzo painting, Enrico Cavalli, which will coincide with the reopening to the public, after two years of major expansion and renovation work, of the "Rossetti Valentini" School of Fine Arts in Santa Maria Maggiore.
From 24 June, the rooms of the only school of fine arts active in the entire Alpine arc will host the exhibition "Enrico Cavalli (1849-1919) - Tra la Francia di Monticelli e la Val Vigezzo di Fornara e Ciolina", curated by Lorella Giudici and Elisabetta Staudacher and promoted by the Rossetti Valentini Foundation.
The exhibition is realised thanks to the support of the Compagnia San Paolo Foundation, Interreg PAES.CH.IT 100 (with contributions from SSIF Società Subalpina di Imprese Ferroviarie, Unione Montana della Valle Vigezzo and Fondazione Intra), Fondazione Comunitaria del VCO Ente Filantropico, Museo dell'Emigrazione Vigezzina nel
World and Distretto Turistico dei Laghi, Monti e Valli d'Ossola.
Cavalli's works will thus be housed among the stone walls where the great Post-Impressionist master stimulated and involved dozens of students in the period between 1881 and 1892, years in which his teaching experience gave the School of Fine Arts a great impetus: this was perhaps the institution's most splendid period, the forge of an innovative artistic experiment that saw in Enrico Cavalli the mentor, the affectionate and ardent tutor, the original guide of the most promising students. The exhibition will be open until 26 November. Entrance on free offer.
The project is realised with the support of the Compagnia di San Paolo Foundation within the framework of the call 'In luce. Valorizzare e raccontare le identità culturali dei territori" of the Mission Creare attrattività of the Objective Culture, which aims at the cultural and creative valorisation of the territories of Piedmont, Liguria and Valle d'Aosta, making them more usable and attractive for the people who live there and for tourists, in a perspective of sustainable social and economic development.