Category: Arts & Culture

The magic of Giotto in the spotlight with IIC and the Italian Consulate

TORONTO – The highly touted exhibition of the magnum opus of Giotto, the earliest of the Renaissance painters to lead a transformation in the cultural values of Italian and European societies, was a success. The opening of the event (yesterday), co-sponsored by Consul General, Luca Zelioli, and Veronica Manson, Director of the Istituto Italiano di Cultura, almost did not take place. It would have been unfortunate, and we would have been the less for it. The Westcoast weather conditions besetting the State of California nearly caused the cancellation of the air flights transporting highly sensitive, innovative technology on which the Show is dependent. But Giovanna Panebianco, member of “Hidonix”, persevered and managed to load the exhibit on a flight in time to afford us a first look at the the world of Giotto. 


Justine Addesa’s beautiful voice conquers “The Heart of the Matter”

TORONTO – On Thursday, February 1st, the exhibition opening of “The Heart of the Matter” was held at the Joseph D. Carrer Art Gallery in the Columbus Centre and there was a live performances by Strings trio and vocalist Justine Addesa.

“The Heart of the Matter” exhibit features twenty artists working with a range of media, each bringing their own unique and personal perspective to the event’s theme which is an attempt to answer the question: what do we carry in our hearts?

Justine Addesa (in the video above, her performance) is a Grade 12 vocal student at Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts in North York. 

Justine began singing as part of a children’s choir when she was 8 years old.  After many years vocal training and consistent practicing in classical music as she become the fabulous vocalist.

Attendees at the exhibition opening on Thursday night were able to experience the comforting, captivating and powerful sounds of Justine.

As Justine high school vocal program comes to a close after six years she hope to continue her passion for singing with a choir while attending university in the fall.

Justine Addesa and her quartet: they are available for events and concerts

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