Alessandro Marrone’s Sculptures in Italy & the USA
In-house ILICA Artist Alessandro Marrone is having a very exciting and successful 2012 after receiving commissions from both sides of the Atlantic for his unique works. His most recent sculpture entitled “Minerva” has been installed in front of the new CNA headquarters (Confederazione Nazionale Artigiani) representing over 4000 local industries in Arezzo, Italy. Marrone’s rendition is based on a 15th century interpretation of Andrea Mantegna’s Minerva “Expelling the Vices from the Garden of Virtue” again using the theme of ignorance as the enemy of virtue in today’s society.
ILICA-UNISTRASI Scholarship Winners Arrive in Italy
Daisy Tang and Jennifer Ip arrived in Rome on July 31st to begin their month long course in Italian language and culture at the University of Siena for Foreigners thanks to the very generous donation of University Dean, Prof. Massimo Vedovelli. These two American students, among the approximately 70 candidates who applied, were chosen based on their essays which described a passion for Italian style and creativity. Daisy and Jennifer will keep us informed about their Italian experience through their Blogs. They will also be in attendance at ILICA CE*’s 8th annual Gala on October 26th at the Lighthouse, Pier Sixty One, Chelsea Piers, New York City.
NEWS from ILICA - 2012, August
Vincenzo da il primo assegno di $20,000.00 per il monumento Pavarotti/Stella
“La Rotta del Sale” –(The Ancient Salt Route)
An Italian Celebration Dating Back to the year 1200
Luciano Boscolo Cucco con il Sindaco di Chioggia Giuseppe Casson e Assessore alle attivita' produttive e alle saline di Cervia Luca Coffari
Cervia today is a seaside resort located on the Adriatic coast of Italy. However in antiquity it was one of the most important centers for harvesting salt, a commodity in great demand by the Republic of Venice. Since ancient times, salt has been considered a precious cargo since it was the only means to preserve food. By channeling the Mediterranean Sea water into a large system of salt pans and allowing the sun and wind to evaporate it naturally, the Cervese were able to create a very lucrative salt market. This precious crystalline mineral soon became known as “White Gold”. Since it is not refined as much as other kinds of salt, it still contains traces of other minerals, including iron, magnesium, calcium, potassium, manganese, zinc and iodine, which gives it a uniquely sweet taste.
Dr. Frank Monteleone has been named Chief of the Division of Breast Services of Winthrop University Hospital
Fellow ILICA Board member Dr. Frank Monteleone has been named Chief of the Division of Breast Services of Winthrop University Hospital, Mineola, New York, which is a new multidisciplinary service within the Department of Surgery.
Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano & Dr. Frank Monteleone
Widely published in international professional journals, Dr. Monteleone is known as one of the leading General and Breast Surgeons in the tri-state area. . Frank D. Monteleone, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.I.C.S., was born in Italy but completed his undergraduate education at Long Island University’s Brooklyn campus, before returning to Italy’s prestigious University of Padua to complete his Internship.
With more than 30 years of service to his patients and the Winthrop University Hospital he has become not only a highly respected surgeon, but a valued colleague and medical educator as well. He continues to dedicate his experience as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at the State University of Stony Brook as well as being a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the International College Society of Breast Surgeons.