THE SEA CALLS THOSE WHO LOVE THE SEA
The beauty of nature and respect for the ecosystem at the center of the exhibition "The sea calls those who love the sea" set up at Villa Fiorentino.
The defense of the ecosystem as a starting point for greener and environmentally friendly tourism. A crucial step for the recovery of the sector still marked by the deep wounds left by Covid. So why not combine the protection of nature with art to bring together as many people as possible and these themes? The answer to the question is in the exhibition “The sea calls those who love the sea set up at Villa Fiorentino in Sorrento.
A sea, the one that bathes the coast, is increasingly crystalline as evidenced by the four Blue Fee Flags assigned this year to as many municipalities of the Sorrento peninsula (Sorrento, Massa Lubrense, Piano di Sorrento and Vico Equense) and the confirmation of the marine area protected area of Punta Campanella as a Specially Protected Area of Mediterranean Interest.
The sea, therefore, as the leitmotif of the contemporary art exhibition sponsored by the Municipality and the Sorrento Foundation, now in its second edition, which was presented last night during a press conference. The inauguration, on the other hand, is scheduled for the evening of 4 June. The exhibition can then be visited until next July 9th. "This is - highlights the CEO of the Sorrento Foundation, Gaetano Milano - the first post-Covid event held in Sorrento. For the occasion, we chose a very topical theme because we need to understand that for us the defense of nature and the territory represents a resource. The environment that surrounds us is an added value for the future of the Coast and we must do everything to preserve and enhance it ".
At the presentation with the media present, representatives of the marine protected area of Punta Campanella and other associations participating in the initiative, with the aim of promoting and supporting the recovery of the tourism sector, are the driving force of the local economy. Among these Marevivo, WWF, La Grande Onda and the About Sorrento project.
The sea has horizons, not borders - the message sent by the regional councilor for tourism, Felice Casucci -. Knowing the sea is knowing yourself, that dark and spacious part in which we find ourselves. After a year and a half of pandemic, the promises of the sea return to people's lives as an opportunity for meeting and entertainment that is not an end in itself. Promises and hopes are inextricably linked. The restart of the tourism sector necessarily passes through the sea as a place of beauty. Let's take care of the sea, let's respect it, let's translate it into the art of everyday life ".
The absolute protagonist of the exhibition, therefore, is the sea, seen through the eyes of fifteen artists from all over Italy, who tell visitors about the greatest resource of the Sorrento Coast reinterpreted with the different creative languages of each work. Photographs, handicrafts, mosaics, raku ceramics, terracotta, lava stone from Vesuvius, enamels, recycled iron: these are just some of the elements that are revealed through the works of their authors.
The appointments of the Sorrento Foundation will also continue throughout the autumn season and then close in December with the program of the consolidated manifestation of Christmas events in Villa Fiorentino.