Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Fresco Painting Event to Commemorate the Fall of the Berlin Wall...

Fresco Painting Event for The 20th Anniversary
Celebration of The Fall of the Berlin Wall Project

October 24–25, 10AM–4PM. The “Wall As Canvas II” painting event to be held on the grounds of the Page Museum, 5801 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Join iLia Anossov (fresco) of The Fresco School as he paints frescoes on sections of The Wall Across Wilshire as part of the 20th Anniversary celebration of The Fall of the Berlin Wall Project. After a fresco demonstration by iLia, viewers themselves are encouraged to participate in painting frescoes on actual section of The Wall Across Wilshire. On November 8, wall segments will be joined to form “The Wall Across Wilshire.” That evening, during a midnight ceremony, artists will topple the Wall as it is broadcast live on German television.

“Fresco is a dynamic art form that belongs everywhere, not just on church walls,” says Mr. Anossov (fresco). During the “Wall as Canvas II” event, he will re-create works in fresco on sections of the Wall Across Wilshire that he originally painted in oil while he lived in Moscow behind the Iron Curtain in the 1980’s. By painting his former works in oil as fresco, iLia will demonstrate how Fresco painting can be utilized in contemporary forms. His chosen subject matter and style of works made during his years behind the Iron Curtain symbolically expresses a reunion of past and present in the new freedom from “Walls” of any kind whether it would be the wall of Cold War or the wall between classic and contemporary arts.

Because of his passion for the use of environmentally sustainable products, iLia will apply the fresco plaster for this event onto a Stauss brick/clay lath ( ) – a durable and earth-friendly backing for plaster applications. This chemical-free, non-combustible lath is the greenest and most environmentally conscious way to build a wall. The Stauss lath does not rot and creates breathable, earthquake safe walls for the same price of dry construction. By using this clay lath, iLia’s goal is to further educate the public on green building solutions.

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Apprentice to fresco master and master plasterer
on the actual buon fresco project

iLia Anossov (fresco) and the Fresco School are starting the painting part of 3000 sq. ft. buon fresco in Malibu, California. There are apprentice opportunities in the month of November 2009. Our existing Students and really really dedicated are encouraged to contact Fresco School for the instructions on how to apply. Qualified individuals will join our international team for an experience of a lifelime. Build a wall fresco from clay-lath to the final touches.

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