NARNI, “ARTS AND CRAFTS VIGILIO ALTEROCCA” WINS FIRST PRIZE IN “MARCO PANICCIA” COMPETITION
The training centre for “Arts and Crafts Virgilio Alterocca” directed by Mauro Capocci and Luigi Ruggiero participated in “The Mosaic Treasures”, the tenth edition of the Marco Paniccia international competition. On April 22, the award ceremony was held at the Manzù Hall in Aprilia’s municipal library, which saw the award of first prize for schools go to the artwork “Next to you”, a bench completely covered in mosaic built with the direct technique, using polychrome marble by the students of this school and under the direction of their teacher, Tiziana Mondini. The work was donated to the city of Aprilia and was placed at the municipal library on the occasion of the eightieth anniversary of the founding of the city on April 25. “Last thoughts” instead is the title of a wall mosaic made with the direct technique, using marble and enamel, by the student Michela Baldi, who was awarded the first prize in the individual category. Great satisfaction and pride was expressed by the school directors, who see growing operations at their laboratories in Narni. Educational courses not only for mosaic art but also for painted decorations are included within the project “Free Academy of Arts of the City of Narni” sponsored by the Municipality of Narni.