Looking back at a wonderful weekend in Bologna! Saturday morning November 25th I traveled to Italy to attend the opening of the 11th edition of the “Little Treasures” exhibition. Every artist that was invited by Trevisan Art International created four mini artworks of the same size (20 x 20cm) for this event. Instead of 40 artists, there were about 100 artists from all over the world participating in this exhibition.
I was feeling so excited going to the opening! Finally seeing all the artwork in person and meeting other artists. Once we were settled in our cozy and homey hotel, it was time to dress up and go for a walk to Galleria di Marche where the exhibition would take place.
The first person I met when arriving at the Galleria was Paola Trevisan. Organizing the whole event and also keeping in touch with all the artists I think she did an awesome job! She opened the exhibition with a speech. Surrounded by so much beautiful work she explained that all the artworks were put together in an intentional way. Some matching with colors, others matching in style. But thoughtful organized. And not to forget the beautiful catalogue: Every artist with art description and an art piece covering two pages. She explained how the exhibition came together, with some anecdotes of several organization challenges and thanking her colleagues and all the participating artists. She closed her speech by announcing that an independent jury judged all the artwork and the 10 best artworks would receive an award. When they announced the winners my name was also called out and I received an award of excellence for my series People. To be really honest, I felt a bit emotional and overwhelmed. People has been an outpouring of my heart and soul and it feels very special that it’s publicly appreciated.
It was a very special night, connecting with other artists and their work. The real interests and sincere conversations were of great value. While walking back to my hotel I realized: This was just my first day in Bologna… With a big smile on my face I started to look around for a nice Italian restaurant to celebrate Life!