The City of Jesolo
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Presents
The Nativity - A Story In Sand Sculpture
 (Sixth edition, November 26, 2007 - January 13, 2008)

by the Sultans Of Sand Worldwide

Piazza Marconi, Lido di Jesolo, Venice, Italy
 November 16, 2007 - January 13, 2008

Directed by Rich Varano
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The Sand Nativity
  For the sixth year in a row, the Sultans Of Sand Worldwide will field an international team of ten of the best sand sculptors in the world to create a sand nativity display for the City of Jesolo, in Venice county, Italy.
  This year it will be a 6 meter tall, octagonal shaped sand sculpture of about 900 tons. The large mass is divided into eight vignettes of the traditional nativity story. It will be situated on the city square at Piazza Marconi, on the  Jesolo lido, inside a transparent, gas heated tent  measuring 19 x 20 meters. This tent will have a raised and carpeted floor, a sound system for music and announcements, a dynamic colored light show, and plants & other decor, as well as a photo gallery with images of how the show was put together; the sculptures in progress, and a selection of images from past editions of this fine show. There will also be a merchandising area where postcards, calendars and other sand sculpture related items will be on sale. The show is open free to the public from 10 AM to 10 PM daily, December 08, 2007 through January 13, 2008
  There is a national registry of nativity displays in Italy, and we made it into the the top ten, the second year we installed a nativity sand sculpture here. Another highlight was in 2005 when we also received special recognition for our work, from the Pope.
 There are also two other smaller
sculptures
(3.5 meters tall each) featured in the tent: The Peace keepers series part II "Mahatma Gandhi " (Last year it was a portrait of the late Pope John Paul II)
Additionally, there will be a Fantasy Sand Castle as a teaser promo for the 2008 Jesolo international sand festival to be held next summer.

 The engineering and prep work runs November 16 - 25. And the carving is November 26- December 04. The decor, flooring, lighting and sound system will be put in December 05 - 08. With the grand opening at 6:00PM on December 08.

The scenes and the artists creating them, in order of appearance in this show are:
The Nativity
Scene one: (Luke 1:30-31)
The Annunciation
by Damon Farmer
Scene two:  (Luke 2: 10 -11)
The Angel & the Shepherds
by Karen Fralich

Scene three: (Matthew 1:20-21)
Joseph's Dream

by Mark Anderson

Scene four: (Luke 2:4)
Journey To Bethlehem

by Alexey Dyakov
Scene five: (Luke 1:41-42)
The Visitation

by Dan Belcher
Scene six: (Luke 2:7)
No Room At The Inn
by Vladimir Kuraev
Scene seven: (Matthew 2:10)
The Magi
by Radek Zivney

Scene eight: (Luke 2:7)
The Birth Of Jesus
by Lars Borst


Other sculptures
"The Peace Keepers Series" part II
 Mahatma Gandhi
 by Pavel Zadanyuk
Promo for Jesolo International Sand Festival 2008
 China & Olympics
 by Rich Varano


Latest update: November 28, 2007. This event web page will be updated as the project develops.
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