Judging the works for the International Bookplate Competition "Biblioteca Bodio Lomnago" 2021
This year Italy celebrates the Year of Dante. 2021 marks the 700th anniversary of Dante Alighieri's death and Italy commemorates it with a large and rich cultural program dedicated to his work. Dante, known as the "father of the Italian language" and the author of the universal masterpiece "The Divine Comedy", is a symbol of Italian culture and an inexhaustible source of inspiration to this day.
This year's edition of the International ExLibris Competition "Biblioteca Bodio Lomnago" is no exception. The theme of the competition is "Divine comedy", and the artists are specially invited to participate with works created for this year's eleventh edition of the competition.
For the second time in a row, Mrs. Nelly Valcheva was invited as a member of the honorary Jury of the International Ex-libris competition "Biblioteca Bodio Lomnago". The members of the Jury this year are Eleonora Paolelik - Mayor of Bodio Lomnago, Christos Giannakos, who is one of the largest collectors of exlibris artworks in the world and owner of the Art Forum Xotaris, Marco Franzetti - Secretary of the Italian ExLibris Association, Nelly Valcheva - Director of Largo Art Gallery and organizer of the International Ex-libris Competition Varna and Gianfranco Scalvino - Associate Professor of "Graphics" and an artist. The judging took place on July 14, 2021 at the town hall of Bodio Lomnago. The exhibition will open in October 2021 during the sixth Italian exlibris meeting.
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