L'inCanto del creato
An international exhibition of illustration for children inspired by the Canticle of the Creatures of St. Francis. Launched last July 21, the third edition of "The Spell of Creation", curated by Manuela Marinelli and Barbara Pavan.
Thirty-two illustrators joined this third edition. The participating artists express the value of wonder in front of the created and the need to protect both the environment and natural resources of our planet.
Some of them are enlivening the facebook page of the festival with their works. One of these is Armenian artist Agata Badalyan, who has illustrated many children and comics books and was among of the organizers of the International Comics Art Festival of Yerevan. Mexican artist Socorro Reyes melts traditional techniques as graffiti, watercolour and oil paints with modern techniques as digital collage.
The exhibition has a strong religious value but its main focus is the environment. Keep "our Sister Mother Earth, who sustains and governs us" is the pèrinciple of this project: the aim is to be able to give a contribution, a warning and an invitation to take care of our common home. Moreover, the goal is to teach children to respect the beauty of nature, encouraging them to approach it with amazement because of its unrepeatable uniqueness, but also its fragility. The exhibition rooms of the Templum Pacis of Terminillo welcome the exhibition, promoted by the Monastic Fraternity of the Transfiguration and is open every day from 10.30am to 12.30am and from 4.30pm to 6.30pm.
The event is part of the ARTinvasion Terminillo appointments, ongoing until 28 August 2016.