”WINTER LIGHT” Chris Ebejer – Art Exhibition at the Banca Giuratale Gozo – Malta 13th December 2013 – 7th January 2014.

Forget Him (Instrumental), a song originally released by the great Taiwanese singer Teresa Teng Showing artwork by Sicilian Artist Corrado Iozia Photos by Choy Hong (Jasmine) Grech

Forget Him, an orchestral version of Teresa Teng’s song and we’re featuring photos from the Exhibition held at the Cittadella, Gozo inaugurated by Frederick Azzopardi, Parliamentary Assistant within the Ministry for Gozo in the presence of Anthony Borg, Head of Secretariat within the Ministry for Gozo.

The artist is our dear friend, the Sicilian painter, Corrado Iozia, who specializes in traditional antique style etching and hammering on brass sheets, some of which he leaves raw and some which he colours.

Mr Iozia lives near Messina, but his works take him to various parts of Sicily as well as to other countries. His brass hammering is considered to be quite a unique artistry.

The Exhibition held between August 7 to August 24, 2011.

Photos were taken by Choy Hong (Jasmine) Grech

Music is copyrighted by its corresponding owners. No infringement of copyright is meant and if it does infringe, please message me and I’ll remove it.

Nativity scene handcrafted by two parishioners(Alex and Larry who are originally from Ghajnsielem, Gozo, Malta)complete with running water.It took over two months to complete. The eighty year old figurines were restored by another parishioner(Joan). On view in the church hall of the Our Lady Of Peace Church NYC. Enjoy

LORENZO FARRUGIA from Rabat is another Gozitan who made models dressed in Gozitan costume. Wenzu is well worth mentionin as he produced some fine work, Farrugia will be remembered for the creation of group settings. For example, he would use a thin piece of wood as a base for a shepherd and some sheep, a women filling a bucket of water at the well and on the side there would be a ‘kenur’ (stone stove) with a pot on it. Three of his children inherited this gift from Wenzu: they are Salvu, Karmenu and Rev. Dr. Guzeppi Farrugia. Through the Association Friends of the Crib Gozo-Malta, Wenzu donated seven beautiful figurines to the Museum of the italian Association Friends of the Crib in Rome…….Let us hope that we may cultivate and foster our heritage among our children and among foreingners who are bewitched and fascinated by the simplle beauty embodied in the figurines mad of clay from our small land of Gozo, the Island of sun, dreams and silence. (from GOZITAN MAKERS OF CRIB FIGURINES in the book The story of Cribs & Pasturi in the Maltese Islands by Can. Fr. Nikola Vella Apap

You can visit this Nativity Crib IL-PRESEPJU by appointment any day of the year, Mr. Frank Mizzi will be very happy to demonstrate his work. With Sound Music and effects, and a documentary in three languages, Italian , English and Maltese. This is Part one of Three, produced by Joe Zammit for Gozo Freeze Frame

Gozo Selenite is very beautiful usually very clear or with a tinge of red and some material trapped inside. For the Mystics Selenite is one of the most powerful and magical crystals.

The Associazione Culturale di Giuseppe Sciuti, il Comune Di Zafferana Etnea, Sicily together with The Cittadella Centre for Culture & Arts, Gozo present “Colori di Sicilia” – “The Colours of Sicily”. A collective art exhibition by 8 renowned Sicilian Artists hosted at the Citadel, Victoria, Gozo beginning from December 8, 2009 to January 4th, 2010. The artists are: Francesca Basile, Enzo Chiavetta, Giovanni Di Mauro, Vincenzo Ferrara, Corrado Iozia, Maria Motta, Mario Scalia and Benedetto Strano all of whom have won national and/or international recognitions for their very creative artworks. Corrado Iozia is the co-ordinator for the group of artists for this exhibition who is also collaborating with Mr. Carmel Zammit of the Cittadella Centre for Culture & Arts. The event was inaugurated on the 7th of December by Mr Anthony A Borg, Head of Minister’s Secretariat for Ministry of Gozo together with the Mayor of Zafferana, Dr Alfio Russo. Mr. Enzo Leonardi, Ministry of Tourism Sicily was present amongst other honourable guests. Photos & Movies by Choy Hong (Jasmine) Grech Video by Alfred & Choy Hong (Jasmine) Grech, Mosta, Malta.

George Scicluna was born on the 16th of July 1966 in Victoria, Gozo. He studied art at the Salvatore Dimech School of Arts in Mosta where he obtained a diploma in Graphic Design. He continued his studies at the School of Arts, Malta, and, eventually, at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Perugia, Italy. In the late 1980s he worked as a scenographer with the Impresa Fasano, Rome, painting perspectives for several opera theaters in Italy. George won the first prize in several art competitions. He took part in numerous collective exhibitions and presented four solo exhibitions to date. In 2006, he was invited by Peter Howson, an internationally renowned Scottish artist, to make a joint exhibition in Glasgow, Scotland. Georges work is to be found on display alongside Peter Howsons in the Third Step Gallery in Glasgow and also in many private collections locally and internationally. During his long career, George has created some outstanding scenes that are so striking, that once seen they are never forgotten.