Celebrating the Neapolitan Presepio

Dec 02, 2018 750

Saturday December 8, 2:00 pm. Garibaldi Meucci Museum. 420 Tompkins Avenue, Staten Island, NY. Admission: $10; open to the public. Contact: Carol Berardi 718-442-1608. A lecture and DVD presentation by Anita Sanseverino and Lou Barrella featuring the unveiling of a newly created Presepe Napoletano by Brooklyn Artist John Miniero. A Neapoltan Presepio is more than a Nativity scene! It is a unique art form which combines the birth of Christ with the daily life of the people of Naples.

This art form places Naples at the center of the monumental event of the birth of Christ! Come and learn the history of this art form and appreciate the detailed re-creation of the traditional Presepe as crafted by local artist John Miniero. The Presepe he created will be displayed and you will be able to meet the artist as well.

SOURCE: John D. Calandra Italian American Institute

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