Friday, October 29, 2010

Gelato salutes Art

When one is in the presence of greatness, one is inspired. I was allowed a sneak peak into the Michelangelo Pistoletto: From One to Many, 1956–1974exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. As I slowly walked through viewing the Quadri Specchianti (you cannot imagine the impact when viewing these works in a room full of people. Trust me, it will make sense when you see it), I felt inspired. The Venus surrounded by 1000 pounds of rags provokes thought.

I received the call, prior to the viewing, with a request to create a gelato that salutes the Love Difference Gelato that Senior Pistoletto created at Cittadellarte. Cittadellarte is his creative laboratory which engages in art and issues of social responsibility. I jumped at the opportunity and I left inspired.

Sesamo Gelato – Inspired by Michelangelo’s Love Difference Ice Cream. We believe and follow Cittadellarte’s commitment to the notion of creativity, sustainability and locality. Capogiro Gelato Artisans creates artisan gelato and sorbetto made with milk from a local closed herd of grass-fed Scottish Ayrshire cows, fruit from Amish and PA farmers and is hand crafted in small batches.

Capogiro Gelato Artisans will be serving Sesamo Gelato in all of our our retail cafes for the entire Cittadellarte Exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. To be inspired as we were, please visit the exhibit. It is magnificent.

Join the procession this Saturday (10/30) @ 1pm as Senior Pistoletto rolls a giant ball of newspapers, made with the help of Spiral Q Puppet Theater through Philadelphia, beginning at the Museum’s West Entrance—rain or shine! The artist will recreate his
Walking Sculpture, a seminal 'action' first performed in 1967 on the streets of Turin.

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