תערוכה באוסנגו איטליה לכבוד יום השלום העולמי שהכריז האפיפיור 12.5.2023
Osnago (Lc), 14 febbraio 2023
Dear Dr Iris,
the G. Lazzati Cultural Center, non-profit association, of Osnago in the province of Lecco (Italy), every year produces and sets up an exhibition on specific themes, sometimes also suggested by our illustrious fellow citizen Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, and by our parish priest don Alessandro.
In recent years we have set up the exhibitions: “Ancient Lombard works”, “The Holy Family in art”, “The path of Peter”, in 2014 from an article by Cardinal Ravasi “The Bible and the science of numbers, salvation in a figure”, in the year of Expo 2015: “Not of bread alone”, from Pope Francis’ Encyclical Laudato Sì: “…and behold, it was a very good thing…”, from Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia: ” Amoris Laetitia”, from the Apostolic Letter Mulieris Dignitatem of Saint John Paul II: “Feminine genius, women of the people of God in the Gospel”, and last year “Fathers and Sons, a real vocation”. Unfortunately due to Covid, we were unable to organize the exhibition in 2020. In 2021, again due to the continuation of the pandemic, we proposed the “Masters and Witnesses” exhibition in online virtual mode. In 2022, from a reflection by Pope Francis, the exhibition “Cultivating and Preserving, Preserving Creation, Cultivating Humanity”.
These exhibitions have the particularity of presenting high definition reproductions on panels, works by various artists, accompanied by reflections on the theme.
This year the exhibition we are going to present will have the title: “Under the same sky”, from a video message from Pope Francis for the second World Day of Human Fraternity celebrated at the Dubai Expo. This exhibition includes the reproduction of 9 paintings, and among these we would like to include the reproduction of his work: “The Daughters of Zelofcad”, which we have seen on his website.
Our Cultural Center receives no funding and has no sponsors, and to produce the initiatives everything is self-financed. Currently for our project, “Under the same sky” we have received from his Eminence Cardinal Ravasi the patronage of the Pontifical Council for Culture, the patronage of the Lombardy Region and the Province of Lecco, for this we are asking you for the possibility of have the file in high definition, and the rights to be able to reproduce your work “The daughters of Zelofcad” on the panel.
The exhibition, which is regional in nature, will be open from 13 to 21 May 2023, will last ten days and will have free admission.
We are sure that our request will find your support and we remain at your disposal for any clarifications.
Sincerely for the G. Lazzati Cultural Center of Osnago (Lc)