A (Kids') Look at Artist Ugo Tesoriere

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Call it a mini-Spoleto experience for the little ones: This Saturday, local author Celia Cerasoli will lead an artistic adventure for kids of all ages at the Charleston Library Society downtown. The subject? Ugo and His Pictures (CreateSpace, 2011), a children's book she wrote about the life and art of her friend Ugo Tesoriere, a Brooklyn-born Sicilian doctor-turned-artist who moved to Rome to become an artist (see the rest of his bio here). His vast collection of paintings was given to Mepkin Abbey, where it resides today.

 
Celia wrote Ugo and His Pictures to chronicle the life of Tesoriere and to "inspire young people about what it means to be an artist." Saturday, she'll share some of his artwork and offer exercises for kids to explore their own creativity and apply some of the lessons learned about Ugo and his work.
 
To learn more about Tesoriere or the collection, go to www.TesoriereCollection.org; click here Charleston Library Society calendar: http://www.charlestonlibrarysociety.org/UpcomingEvents.html
 
Event details:
Art with Celia Cerasoli 
Ugo and His Pictures

Saturday, January 28th, 10-11:30AM and 12:30-2:00 PM

On Saturday, January 28th, Celia Cerasoli, Curator and Director of the Tesoriere Collection at Mepkin Abbey, will present two programs to educate and inspire students of all ages to explore their own artistic abilities. In her 90 minute classes, Ms. Cerasoli uses her book, Ugo and His Pictures, to intertwine hands-on artistic experiences with an engaging discussion of the creative process. The programs are free. 

For students and art lovers of all ages.

(images courtesy of Mepkin Abbey and the Tesoriere Collection. The Gallery is open by appointment: (843) 761-8509 or celiacerasoli@gmail.com)