Unika – Sculptors in fair, from the 21st to the 24th of August 2014
Val Gardena, 16th of July 2014 – Unika represents the union of more than thirty artists, sculptors and painters of Val Gardena which intend to promote their completely handmade works and which expression of creativity and a through generations acquired technique. The works of the Unika artists are branded and certified by the Chamber of Commerce of Bolzano: it certificates the handmade procedure for the creation of the work as well as its uniqueness and inimitability.
Every year in August sculptors, gilders, comprehensive and decoration painter expose their works in the fair “Unika – sculptors in fair”. For this special occasion they create also wonderful sculptures while the visitors are in the fair and show so their capabilities and experience. The edition of this year takes place from the 21st to the 24th of August 2014 in the Tennis Centre of Ortisei – Runggaditsch. The time schedules to visit the “Unika – sculptors in fair” are from 10 am to 7 pm, the entry fee is 7,00 euro (under the age of 18 the entry is free).
In mountain regions wood has always been a fundamental and vital element. In addition to its importance for the heating of the houses and the cookery, his warmness cheered up the cold winter months, in which every day’s activities were reduced to the elaboration of the wood.
The creation of wooden sculptures is an important part of the mountain people’s live. Val Gardena, also well known as valley of the wood carvers, distinguishes itself from other regions because its artists and woodcarver are particularly fervid and the most of them are united under the known brand: Unika.
Because Val Gardena’s big importance in the wood elaboration, a course to learn the technique of woodcarving is organized. From the 17th of June until the 10th of September you have the possibility to attend at the course “Get to know Val Gardena’s art” which is held in the Ladin Art & Professional School “Cademia” in Ortisei.
Art lovers have the possibility to learn together with experts the basics of Val Gardena’s wood carving technique, this on Tuesday and Wednesday from 9.30 until 12.30 am and from 14.30 until 17.30 pm, for a total of 9 hours (6 + 3) and a cost of 70,00 euro (50,00 euro for the members of Val Gardena Active).
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