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The Blind Leading the Blind: A Work by Guido Nincheri for Our Time
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The Blind Leading the Blind: A Work by Guido Nincheri for Our Time

Guido Nincheri was one of the most prolific Canadian artists of his generation. Emigrating to Montreal with his wife in 1913 on the eve of World War I, he quickly established himself as a masterful painter and stained glass artist. His legacy of hundreds of commissioned works includes the decoration of dozens of churches throughout North America. Saint-Viateur d'Outremont Church on the island of Montreal, consecrated in the same year that Nincheri arrived in the city, is one such work. The symbolism of one of its most famous paintings, “The…

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IN MEMORIAM: The Legacy of Pier Giorgio Di Cicco

IN MEMORIAM: The Legacy of Pier Giorgio Di Cicco

Poet and priest Pier Giorgio Di Cicco passed away on December 22, 2019. As a poet and editor, his contributions…

Paola Breda on Land of Triumph and Tragedy

Paola Breda on Land of Triumph and Tragedy

Compiled after decades of research by Marino Toppan, Land of Triumph and Tragedy: Voices of the Italian Fallen Workers is…

The Legacy and Cultural Significance of Italian Grocers

The Legacy and Cultural Significance of Italian Grocers

Although it was a long time ago, the memories I have are still vivid – walking as a boy at…

Cruciverba

Cruciverba

On hot summer afternoons I love to wander the winding cobblestone streets and narrow alleys of the medieval hilltop village…

The Anthropology of Fire

The Anthropology of Fire

“Since the house is on fire, let us warm ourselves.” (Italian proverb)   Monday, 9 a.m. Not writing. Dim, dreary…

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