Greetings from Roberto Cerrato,
Director of UNESCO World Heritage Site of wine-growing Areas of Langhe, Roero and Monferrato .
With particular satisfaction I desire to convey my compliments for the organization of the exhibition Forme e Colori in Bossolasco, which rappresent an important cultural event dedicated to the the identity of the territory, to its enahncement, with respect of the well formed shape of the place.
Bossolasco can count on an historical centre absolutely well maintained thanks to the numerous and expert private restoration and maintenance initiatives, supported also by the longsighted communal administrations which supported this riappropation of locales of the Alta Langa, it has become, in the course of time, point of reference.
As for instance this exhibition which every year reaches new height for the qualified participation of artist of international fame, which renders a visit to this exhibition truly unique.
Even the catalogue is very nicely refined and it is a valuable “business card" for the guest visitor.
As director of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, we gladly granted the Official Patronage to the Exhibition, congratulating once again for the excellent work done.
With the commitment to promote the event and to visit it in person. Greetings to everyone !!!
FROM 2013 ....... WHY THIS EXHIBITION
The idea of the exhibition comes from the desire to give life to "dead houses": houses and shops of the historical center, for long time unused.
The exhibition offers visitors the opportunity to appreciate a rich exhibition in an original, widespread and itinerant, set that transforms the whole village into a whole and unique art gallery.
This initiative recalls the ancient artistic vocation of Bossolasco, which welcomes and loves people, a place of tranquility, inspiration and serenity, where artists can draw energy and sensitivity for their creations.
Bossolasco a small strip of land in the Langhe between the Alps and the sea, with its many traditions and legends creates a magical, truly fascinating atmosphere. And it's exactly the essence of such a magical place - where some important Piedmontese fine artists of the first and second IXX century stayed- that suggested to the communal administration of that time, to call Bossolasco "The Pearl" of the Langhe.
Here the "genius loci" favors the user in appreciating the works outside the usual circuits museum - straddling history and tradition - all in the wake of a positive and far-sighted momentum for the future of Bossolasco and its inestimable heritage.
The iridescence of this "Pearl" returns today to illuminate the mind of those who have always believed and wanted Bossolasco to shine again with this magical light.