ARPICO is a not-for-profit volunteer-based society operating in Western Canada, a real hub for italian researchers & professionals interested to interact with the strong italian community of this area of the world.
Some of the Connekt 2014 Artists could only confirm their participation at the very last minute and so the interview with them had to be postponed to after the Connekt 2014 expo.
One of these artists is the talented Portuguese artist Elena Fernández who has been nominated by Connekt judging team, Maestro Ennio Calabria and Anny Baldissera of Cassiopea Gallery as the top 5 most talented Connekt artist of 2014 in terms of creativity.
The bellow interview is conducted by Marianka Solórzano.
Elena Fernández is a magical rescuer who gives forgotten objects and opportunity to be reborn into a beautiful treasure through her touch of love and her use of colors and her spice of creativity. Elena creates beauty through the reconstruction of raw materials, wood, metal, plastics and anything she finds lost and abandoned by someone.
How can we put an end to the ‘starving artist’ catastrophe?
By bringing artists and chefs together! or maybe by introducing ways that Artists can eat their art ,)
Jokes aside, through a game invention of Chiara Ricci, during Connekt Expo 2014, we are helping visitors experience the artist and chef within with a game called ‘Eat you Art’ project.
When at Connekt we introduced the challenge of Artist Confronting Chefs for 2014 Rome Expo, we never thought the one who would respond to it would be a young Milan based award winning product designer from Caserta who has dedicated her talent into making eating more joyful and pleasing.
Creativity is the seed of a greener future but this seed will never grow into a tree and come to fruition if it is not planted by productive minds and then watered by business minds.
Chiara is an example of a creative talent who has taken it to the next level of production so that we can all live in her ideal world and enjoy a better life in near future with her creations. While introducing a very new interactive game for the Connekt Expo 2014 visitors to enjoy, Chiara will also be exhibiting her project: ‘Food Design for Happy Living’ and ‘Estro’.