The 14th edition of a wonderful sand opera celebrating the birth of Jesus.
The show is produced by the coastal community
of Jesolo, Venice Italy. The city has become known for providing some of the finest sand sculpture shows ever.
11 international sand carvers and 1 scenic painter, assisted by 6 students from the Guggenheim Academy of Art in Venice
have created an elegant display depicting the iconic Nativity scene as well as a series of sculptures depicting
"The 14 Corporal and Spiritual Acts of Mercy" Based on the Jubilee of Pope Francis,
"The Year of Mercy" which opens at the Vatican on December 08, 2015.
show was begun on November 11, 2015 at Piazza Marconi on the Jesolo Lido.
It will be open to the public daily from December 08, through January 31, 2016
As always, admission is free.
For more information, please visit the event web site of the city of Jesolo.
|The portrait sculpture
of a bringer of peace this year is of Pope Francis.
On Christmas Day, two carvers will create a special sculpture of Jesus, Joseph & Mary,
live, outside the entrance to the show, for Italian national TV.
| Prior to this
year, both of the annual Jesolo sand events; a summer show
of various themes for the past 18 years,
& the winter show always of the Nativity for the past 14 years) have raised over a half a million dollars for a variety of charities.
A recipient this year will be the Nepal Disaster Relief Fund.