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Spring flowers in Barga

The award winning photographer O’Connor was out and about on the roads around Barga this week photographing the recent Vespa outing. He noticed that most of the wild flowers growing in the fields next to the roadsides this time of year all share the basic violet/purple hue.

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morning

One voice shatters The dark silence Then another And another I saw it first No, I saw it No, it was me over here, I saw it Then all at once The joyous cacophony builds To a crescendo I close the window And slip back between warm sheets Day breaks

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Galleria Marzocco – paintings by Corrado Michelozzi

An exhibition of oil paintings by the artist Corrado Michelozzi opened this week at the Galleria Marzocco in Barga Vecchia. The exhibition features mainly paintings showing his trademark masterly handling of flowers plus two rather unexpected paintings of fruit. (Michelozzi had another connection with Barga in that he exhibited with Umberto Maestruccia and the Barga […]

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Summer Workshop of Multi-Plate Color Etching

The 2007 Summer Workshop of Multi-Plate Color Etching in Tuscany run by the printer and graphic artist Swietlan N. Kraczyna is once again ready for this years intake of students for his intensive 4 weeks workshop. As in previous years the number of persons who can participate in the workshop is limited to just 9 […]

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Spring Fever

Streams shivering. Sap rising. Stems shooting Light green filigree. Soft fur buds On pussy willow Sprouting In high grass Sweating. Tall figures Of Hot pungent Heather Hovering. Banks blanketed in periwinkle. With flushed cheeks Spring is coming.

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Con gli Angioli at Teatro dei Differenti

Concerto Pascoliano per due pianoforte e voce recitante – Con gli Angioli at the Teatro dei Differenti with Hector Moreno – pianoforte | Norberto Capelli – pianoforte | Piero Nannini – voce recitante

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Margini – artists in residence on the mountains

barganews is sponsoring a project over the next 2 years of putting artists in residence into the rifugi – the climbers huts across the Alpi Apuane and Appennini monuntains. Filmmakers, printers, painters, sculptors, photographers, poets and writers are all being invited to make their art about their experience of the mountains.

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24 hours in Barga- time lapse photography

A nice suprise in the mail this morning – a small film lasting just 2.4 minutes featuring 24 hour time lapse images taken from the webcam of barganews.com. The Creation Project based in Prague used the images from the webcam here in Barga Vecchia pointing due north towards Sommocolonia and set them to the music […]

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Bills Sheets – exhibition of paintings and drawings

One of the Barga Artists has an exhibition of paintings and drawings from Barga and California coming up shortly in San Francisco, USA. If you are nearby why not drop in to the gallery … (and please take some images so that we can all share in this exhibition.) Bills Sheets – exhibition of paintings […]

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A Psychic Storm

Lashed. Like a gale, And then a Lull. Whipped. A roller coaster, Chugging up one side, Careening down the other, A sharp left turn, And stop. Thrashed. One miserable day, Dawns into a brilliant Blue next. Breathtaken. Schizoid Manic Depressive Bipolar That is February.

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Photographs of Barga by Paesaggi Tina

A new series of photographs, including some of Barga by Paessagi Tina arrived in the barganews offices this morning. We publish them here hoping that more will be offered to the barganews readers in the future from this up and coming local photographer. Its very nice to see another view point on Barga on these […]

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Spring

The Serchio River Valley Is the central corridor Of a giant roofless ruin. Mountain spurs Are perpendicular walls. Valleys are rooms. Vigilant, the village outposts Perch on the edges of the rubble. Cantilevered on the mountainsides Is a labyrinth Of gently winding roads, From which I watch spring Climb slowly to the top. First, the […]