Dante's Inferno Sand Sculpture Show: Poster
Dante's Inferno
An international Sand Sculpture Festival at Jesolo (Venice) Italy
Summer 2009


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   From the end of May through July, 2009  you can see another edition of this famous sand sculpture show. This year the theme is "Dante's Inferno." It is located on the golden sands of the Casa Bianca / Piazza Brecia beach area, on the Jesolo lido. It is produced as ever, by the City of Jesolo, in Venice, Italy.  The show is designed and directed by Varano Sand Sculpture Co. LLC aka "the  Sultans Of Sand Worldwide. "

  The "Sultans Of Sand Worldwide" is a consortium of over three dozen award winning international master sand sculptors who are living and working all around the globe. They come together occasionally, working in cooperation with the American director, and owner of the company, Rich Varano, to create magnificent displays in the captivating medium of professional (world class) sand sculpture.
  All team members are accomplished artists in their own right, representing the very best of the best working in the world of modern commercial (professional) sand sculpting. Each person also possesses other varied and sundry talents and skill sets ranging from teaching, architecture, medicine and earth sciences, to painting, music and other arts as well.

   The eighteen hand picked feature artists for this years' edition of the Jesolo Sand Sculpture Festival represent nine different countries and collectively hold over six dozen international titles and awards.
 The artists are assisted on the project by numerous students from the Academy of Art in Venice, volunteering as laboring assistants to the masters in exchange for learning rudimentary knowledge of the sand sculpture craft, and school credit. Together the entire group will create over two dozen individual sculptures up to four meters tall.
 Utilizing up to two thousand tons of sand at the work site, the pre compacted carving blocks known as "pound-ups" are prepared over a ten day period prior to the arrival of the sculpting team. This prep work is done by a local contractor, Rodighero & Company, under the direction of three field superintendents from the Sultans Of Sand Worldwide organization, and the indispensable local Italian superman "Cappo di Sabbia" Gianni Buttan, (Grazie raggazi tutti!) 
 From that point, and after the carving crew has flown in, from points near and far (some of whom are fresh off of other sand sculpting gigs) all the sculptures are carved to completion in only ten days, from June 07, through June 16. After that, some of the artists will remain in Jesolo to enjoy a couple of days of complimentary down time for some "R & R" or to visit the great Biannale art show in Venice. But most of the artists disperse to the four cardinal points of the compass around the world, to work on yet other sand sculpture projects.
 Some of the team will reunite here in Italy again in November for the eighth edition of the Jesolo Christmas sand show, "The Sand Nativity"
 The completed summer exhibition here, is on public display at the Jesolo lido from June 20 through July 31.

   We wish to express thanks to the city of Jesolo et al, the sponsors, producers and coordinators, the MANY laborers, helpers and decorators etc. as well as the extended Maglione family at the Hotel Corallo, -our "home away from home" here in the wonderful Adriatic coastal community of Jesolo, for all their respective generosity, kindness and considerations that contribute to making this wonderful event possible.

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