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 Jesolo International Sand Sculpture Festival 2012 "Venice"
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Crew of Carvers
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Sikke-bart Frieling   Sikke-Bart Frieling -Holland
St Mary's  
St Mary's Cathedral

    The plague out broke in Venice in June 1630, it was the most virulent and deadliest man could remember. On 26 October 1630 the Doge Nicolò Contarini, invoking the help of the Virgin Mary for the city’s deliverance from the pestilence, solemnly vowed to build a church dedicated to St. Mary of Health and that he and all the other Doges after him would visit the new temple annually on the anniversary of the end of the plague.
    The first stone of the basilica was solemnly laid on 1 April 1631 and the work started before the winning design was chosen among the 11 presented; on 13 June 1631 the decision awarded the proposal by Baldassare Longhena. The great architect created the masterpiece of Venetian baroque: a church ‹‹shaped as a crown to be dedicated to the Virgin›› characterised by the large dome that redesigned the urban space “dialoguing” with the other domes that define the skyline of the Basin of St. Mark.
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    The basilica of St. Mary of Health was solemnly consecrated on 9 November 1687, its brilliant designer died five years earlier.
     The ancient votive is still respected today and every 21 November in Venice people go on a pilgrimage to the Basilica of St. Mary of Health crossing a bridge of boats: it is the Venetian’s most felt, authentic and intimate feast.

The Master Sand Sculptors
1.) Susanne Ruseler - Holland
the Doge & The Lion of Venice

2.)
Ilya Filamontsev - Russia
 Invasion of the Goths


3.)
Etual Ojeda -Spain
The relics of St Mark
4.)  Karen Fralich - Canada
The Pope, Barbarossa & the Doge

5.)
Brad Goll - USA
Arsenale & Buccintoro


6.) John Gowdy - Italy
Doctor
7.) John Gowdy - Italy
 Merchants


8.) John Gowdy - Italy
Pprinters

9.) Sikke-Bart Freiling - Netherlands
Santa Maria Salute church
10.) Bill Dow  - USA
Casanova at Piombi


11.)
Leonardo Ugolini - Italy
St Marks Basilica

 
12.)
Michela Ciapinni - Italy
Rialto Bridge

13.) David Ducharme - Canada
The plague


14.)
Andrius Petkus - Lithuania
Old Carnivale

Damon Farmer - USA
Scenic paintings
With:  
Arena Ojeda - Spain       Christine Nichol - Canada       Hazel Nichol Ducharme - Canada      Laura Gowdy Cimador - Italy
And the
 Art Student Helpers
Lisa Longo

Giorgia Lovato
Davide Ercocano

Silvia Trevisan
Giulia Girardi

Beatrice Mattiuzzo
Elisabetiva Botter

Alessio Moggian
Giada Frattina

Noemi Cini

Directed by:  Rich Varano - USA
  Assistant to the Director:  Elena Lana

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