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August 2014

Comment on Massimo Righini

Harold Bright wrote: ” I saw your Massimo video and his WW2 experience reminded me of my WW2 experience with Italian stone masons. Italian POWs with stone skills were used to build or repair water projects. My grandmother lived near one of these and we fraternized with these exotic people when I was ~ 8 years old. Many Italian POWs with masonry etc skills settled in the UK after WW2. In fact, in 1972, while on sabbatical from U. Penn, we rented an idyllic gameskeepers cottage (Hollowmarsh Cottage) from Lord and Lady Waldegrave in the Mendips in Somerset. That cottage was extensively refurbished by expat Italian stonemasons and was stunning.”

Watch Massimo’s video – http://youtu.be/C8GvNpN-mDs

ArtVoiceWV: Massimo Righini

Massimo Righini is an Italian-American sculptor. He was born in Italy and grew up during WWII. As a teenager Righini taught himself to sculpt stones picked out of the river beds in Italy, using simple, old techniques with mallet, chisels, rasps and elbow grease. But his career as a surgeon in the US put that “hobby” on hold until he retired. Looking for something to occupy his time he took up his “old flame” and launched a second career. As a young man whose worldview was shaped by war and its aftermath, Massimo questioned authority, both civil and religious. And that influenced his perspective as an artist. Learn more about Massimo here: http://www.sculpture.org/portfolio/sculptorPage.php?sculptor_id=1000867.

Music was kindly provided by Blake Wynia, a very talented musician who enjoys playing with a Halo. You can hear more of his music and download it at http://blakewynia.bandcamp.com.

This program is presented with financial assistance from the WV Division of Culture and History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the WV Commission on the Arts.

ArtVoiceWV Coming Up

Coming shortly is a profile of sculptor Massimo Righini. He was born in Italy and grew up during WWII. As a teenager he dabbled in sculpting river rock. But his career as a surgeon in the US put that “hobby” on hold until he retired. Looking for something to occupy his time he took up his “old flame” and launched a second career. As a young man whose worldview was shaped by war and its aftermath, Massimo questioned authority, both civil and religious. And that influenced his perspective as an artist. Massimo Righini, coming soon to ArtVoiceWV.

ArtVoiceWV Comments

We have received more comments about our profile,of Jeanne Mozier. Why don’t you join the conversations?

Just watched your very beautiful arts video and so agree that the discipline to write captions is far more than that needed for a book. You and Jack have well used your lives to uplift many and the video is a sort of Wonderful Life, except you didn’t need a Christmas Angel to awaken you to the vast societal good you have so tenderly and faithfully devoted your wise actions to. May you live to 120!
Rebecca Hoffberger

Thank you for forwarding this interlude . . . but more importantly, thank
you for the years of work, dedication, leadership, organizational skills,
and creativity you have given the arts field in general. Bravo!
Susan Landis

hey jeanne this is great. so nice to feel your energy again.
love to you & jack.
Stone Jack Jones

Comments Jeanne Mozier

Jeanne has shared the comments she received on her Facebook site. I wanted to pass them on.

Kathy Robinson Wow! Great video! Great vision!

Lynne Ferrarie-Fiser Jeanne, I was in awe of you when I was a little girl; I am in awe of you as an adult. This was wonderful, cuz.

• Maggie Duval Not an artist?! Guffaw!

• Barb Wolfe Absolutely fantastic!

• Kim Blankenship Sometimes the really good artists are among the last to recognize that what he or she is – among many other life roles – is an artist. I definitely think of you as an artist. Certainly sharing. Thanks for doing it and posting.

• Debra Camp Welch Wonderful Jeanne!!! I loved watching it but was surprised that you do not think yourself an artist….others do as writing is an art as well as photography! Anyway it was so nice to have you in my home.

• Peter Corum Every time I talk with you, listen to something you say, read what you have written, I learn something new – “Holding the Vision” resonates so much with me, I’d be happy to be an Apprentice on your ride.

• Stacy Dugan Very nice.

• Marion Kuulei Lewis GREAT…Great…Holder of the Vision…you are so Amazing…

• Johnny Robinson Everyone should want to be a part of this vision! George Washington could not have said it better.

• Kristina French Carpenter That was wonderful. She is Berkeley Springs.

• Bill Dunn Great video! The Star, Jeanne, and Jack are such great assets our community.

• West Virginia Book Company Jeanne, I loved this! What a great champion you are for Berkeley Springs and the arts.

• Sally Brinkmann Love the video.

• Elise Woods Very good, well done.

• Patti Miller — Love this video with Jeanne Mozier

• Linda Kharrat — Just watched a video clip of you. I believe I love you more! I love your vision and I appreciate you even more.YOU ARE TOTALLY A GODDESS!

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