Marcello Giorgi is a Master Sculptor in the classical figurative style. Marcello Giorgi was born in 1962 in Pietrasanta, Italy, a city steeped in art, traditionally recognized for the quality of the work of its master artisans and famous for the creation of marble and bronze sculptures. Pietrasanta’s enduring artistic heritage continues to this day due to the flourishing of significant works by many of today’s most influential artists. Marcello's love of the classical tradition defines him as a pre-eminent portrait sculptor. Marcello attended the Pietrasanta Art Institute 'Stagio Stagi’. At the age of sixteen entered into a ten year apprenticeship at the Claudio Mariani Foundry, learning from master artisans the techniques of mold making and bronze casting. He was selected in 1988 to assist the acclaimed Polish sculptor Jgor Mitoraj which gained him an in-depth understanding of figurative art and form along with the further mastery of clay modelling methods.In 1991 he founded his own sculpture studio in Pietrasanta, assisting many of today's major contemporary artists, and with his extensive knowledge and experience worked on a wide range of successful collaborations. Marcello has now relocated to Montreal, Canada with his Montreal partner and fiancee thus allowing him to work in close association with the OWHR Institute-Quebec. His works can currently be found in museums, public spaces and in private collections around the world.
Award winning filmmaker Steven Fischler will prepare the “Immigration and Immigrant Rights” multi-media video installation to accompany “The Welcoming” Immigrant Rights Peace Sculpture placement in Laredo, Texas, working in collaboration with the City of Laredo.
Steven Fischler is a recipient of numerous awards including a Guggenheim Fellowship in Film, Emmy Award, Cine Golden Eagles and the John Grierson Award for Social Documentaries. He and Joel Sucher founded Pacific Street Films in 1971, and they have produced and directed documentary films for venues as diverse as the United Nations, the BBC and commercial and public television in the United States. These include portraits of Hollywood artists like Martin Scorsese, Oliver Stone and Jessica Lange, as well as investigations of police surveillance and misconduct. Pacific Street Films produced many social and historical documentaries, such as “From Swastika To Jim Crow,” which tells the story of Jewish Refugee scholars driven from Germany by the Nazis who found teaching positions in the Jim Crow South. Both the Museum of Modern Art and the Harvard Film Archives have honored Pacific Street Films with career retrospective programs.
Pacific Street Films has produced major museum exhibitions. They partnered with the Museum of Jewish Heritage in NYC on an exhibit -- based on their documentary -- entitled, “Beyond Swastika and Jim Crow: Jewish Refugee Scholars at Black Colleges," which toured African American and Jewish venues nationwide for several years. They have also produced exhibits for the Museum of Natural History and other institutions. Steven Fischler was the director of the PBS documentary, “Beyond Wiseguys: Italian Americans & The Movies” and the producer of “Dressing America: Tales From The Garment Center,” broadcast in
2014. Fischler wrote and directed the documentary, “Five Finger Discount: A Crooked Family History,” based on the best selling memoir by Helene Stapinski, which had its broadcast premiere on Thirteen/WNET in March of 2017.
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