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5th Annual Barga Cioccolata opens

5th Annual Barga Cioccolata opens

Well it has to be said that the word on everybody’s lips this weekend in Barga is : cioccolata – chocolate. The fifth annual Barga Cioccolata event organised by Barga Events and the Comune of Barga is in full swing with chocolate makers from Lucca, Pistoia, Empoli, Firenze, Arezzo, Barletta and Torino displaying their wares […]

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Portrait of Guillermo Vargas – Gabriele Levrine

Seventy artists exhibiting their work simultaneously in  four separate galleries in Barga Vecchia. Paintings, photographs, etchings, prints, poetry, video, music  and drawings all with the central theme of dogs and the relationship we have with these animals.- The Cave Canem exhibition is almost ready to open. The works will be shown in the two Museum […]

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70 artists in Barga for the Cave Canem exhibition

The Cave Canem exhibition, of which we have already published a couple of articles, is almost ready for the public and what a show they have ready for you. Seventy artists exhibiting their work simultaneously in  four separate galleries in Barga Vecchia. Paintings, photographs, etchings, prints, poetry, video, music  and drawings all with the central […]

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Cave Canem coming to Barga

The exhibition Cave Canem was set up for a dozen artists exhibiting their work exploring their feelings about themselves and “mans best friend – the dog” and was supposed to run from the 11th – 17th September in the Sala Espositiva at the Palazzo Comunale in  Lorenzana near by Pisa. It very quickly expanded into […]

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Enrico Bacci and Valentina Restivo exhibition

An interesting exhibition is on in Barga Vecchia at the moment at the Museum of memory with two artists both new to the Barga art scene – Enrico Bacci  from Pisa and Valentina Restivo  from Livorno.  Enrico  is showing a series of collage and mixed media. Valentina  is instead showing a series of gouache images […]

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Paola Marchi's first exhibition in Barga

Back in May of this year we published an article about some of the “hidden artists ” working in Barga. We did mention then that Paola Marchi would be having an exhibition in August.  August has arrived and this afternoon the ribbon was cut to mark the opening of her first show in the city. […]

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Paolo Casci paintings

Over the past decade the art of Paolo Casci has appeared a number of times on barganews. (article here) Paolo originally from Renaio but living and working for many years in Bruxelles has never abandoned his love for this area and his paintings have often depicted scenes of daily life in the mountains around Barga. […]

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Pietro Soriani and Gianfalco Masini exhibition

There has been an exhibition of art in Barga Vecchia for the past couple of weeks in the Museum of Memory that has drawn sizeable crowds to see the two artists work on display but which almost “slipped under radar” as far as the barganews readers are concerned as the exhibition closed this evening and […]

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Hidden Barga artists come into the light

The city of Barga is known far and wide as Barga Art City – after all there are more than three dozen art exhibitions held here each and every year here.  Many of these exibitions are from visiting artists who bring their work to show to the public and then leave when the show finishes […]

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Mario Bargero sculpture "la vedette"

The artist Mario Bargero unveiled his latest large sculpture this morning as part of the ongoing celebrations for the 4th November. Entitled “la vedette” – “the look out” or in military terms – the forward observer, it is now situated at the Museum of Memory in Barga Vecchia.  The new museum was built on the […]

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Tony Phillips exhibition

The artist Tony Phillips from Filecchio, who has featured on barganews many times over the years opened up his exhibition of latest work to the public in the Museum of Memory in Barga Vecchia this afternoon. Tony for most of his working life has been working on a series of drawings and paintings all carrying […]

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Giampaolo Bianchi exhibition

Exhibition of paintings by the artist from Lucca Giampaolo Bianchi in the Museum of Memory in Barga Vecchia. From his site here we can read : Born in Lucca (Tuscany) in 1947, a city where he lives and works at present time. At the age of 25, (in 1972) he participated to the tenth edition […]