I offer my artistic cooperation to support none profit organizations on sensitive issues ( AIDS, malaria, social justice, human rights, education…)
I further current knowledge of and skills on the ‘engraving’ technique via my exhibitions, lectures, workshops, photographies, videos, blog [since 2009] and social medias [ Instagram, Twitter…] I have presented work and techniques internationally.
I volunteer in educational events. In 2011, I was invited by the Cultural Service of the French Embassy in New York to be the godfather and president of an art competition open to all the schools in the USA & France. A contest involving creating art with the use of recyclable materials [ 4000 entries from K G to high school ]. In 2019: presentation of my book cover at the Italian Cultural Institute of New York for ” The Bilingual Revolution” and its various translations of Fabrice Jaumont PhD, supporting bilingual programs in New York City, now extended worldwide – I lectured in Italy in: an hospital, “Conferenza all’ Azienda Ospedaliera Nazionale SS. Antonio e Biagio e Cesare Arrigo, Alessandria“ and in an institute, “Conferenza all’ Istituto Istruzione Superiore Saluzzo Plana, Alessandria” – I gave a drawing workshop, “Laboratorio di disegno alle ‘Giornate Musicale Verdi’, Italia“. Scheduled for 2020: a workshop presenting my own ‘engraving’ technic in a school of fine arts in Italy, “Accademia Ligustica di Belle Arti di Genova“.
I donate my art work to educational institutions – In 2013, I donate to the collection of “Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts, Paris“; [ Followed by exhibition and lecture ], and In 2017, to the”Bibliotheque Nationale de France, Paris” [art print collection].
I establish close contact with and relationship to the communities where I do my work. I seek to work in relation to the natural, built and human communities where I engage my art. I feel this is an ethical responsibility as an artist.
I give priority to presenting and exhibiting work that relates to and is produced in local community environments – 2017: “Museo Civico Alessandria, Sale d’Arte Citta’ di Alessandria, Italia.” – 2019: “Cantina del Castello di Tagliolo Monferrato, Italia.“
I collaborate and welcome support from local medias [ 2014 -19, national Italian newspaper “La Stampa“.
I am committed to using transportation practices that are less impactful on the environment by walking and biking to the sites where do my art work [engraving, watercolor and iPad.]