On October 17th , with the beginning of Abilmente Vicenza (www.abilmente.org), the Venetian capital until October 20th will become “the place to be” for the Italian creative communities and crafter groups from different countries, in particular from Slovenia, Spain and Croatia. Abilmente Vicenza, the Saloon of Idee Creative organized by the Italian Exhibition Group, together with Abilmente Primavera in Vicenza and Abilmente Rome, is indeed an opportunity to live 360° experiences related to DIY. Thanks also to over 1000 courses and activities, and a wide and varied range of products for creativity.
A full calendar of events
Among the special guests of Vicenza 2019 there will also be Barbara Gulienetti, who entered the houses of the Italians in 2005 with the TV program “Paint Your Life”. The Roman conductor and blogger will for the first time Abilmente Vicenza with the space “How to do with Barbara” (Hall 6)where visitors can work together and learn new techniques to furnish homes or give life to old objects and materials. Also back in this autumn edition of cleverly stitched “yourself” (Hall 7), workshop space dedicated to handmade and sustainable fashion in collaboration with Gaia wankers, followed with her blog @vendettauncinetta. The area will host some young artists of the cut-and-sew who will illustrate all the secrets to customize their wardrobe. The collaboration with the magazine Giuliana Ricama will lead to the fair #instaembroidery, novelty of the Hall 2 that will involve seven young embroidery artists become influencer Instagram, who will present their works and guide the enthusiasts to the discovery of the secrets of the Wire Arts. Will also enrich the area some works made by young foreign embroiderers. Debuts also for the Guild of the Arts, an association that brings together the teachers of Italian Filo Arts and wants to create a network of professionals to disseminate, revalue and promote the recognition of embroidery, of lace, weaving and sewn not tailored. On 17th October the first Corporate Art Test will be held, through which the participants will be able to obtain a certificate of professional qualification that will see their skill recognized.
Many activities dedicated to teachers in search of ideas with “Vicenza educational Lab”, didactic path for teachers organized by Ieg con Confartigianato Vicenza and Assessorato to the Formazione of the Comune of Vicenza. Once brought into the classroom, the teachers’ experience in the past editions of Abilmente, directly involving the students, produced the works of the exhibition “I’ll tell you in a lapbook” (Hall 8) on which visitors can express their preference.