Traditional nativity art from Italy passed down to new generation

Posted December 27, 2017 1:57 am by Editor

Traditional nativity art from Italy passed down to new generation

Francesco Ferrigno sums up his first winter in Canada in two words: Cold and lonely. Living alone in a basement apartment four years ago, he missed his family and the warm Italian sun in Naples.Two things got him through that first year: his faith and creating presepio, an Italian art form that depicts the Nativity scene. Every time he worked on a piece, he was transported back to his childhood and a family tradition dating back to 1836.Ferrigno, 37, is no longer cold or lonely. Now, he loves the snow, is happily married to an Italian-Canadian woman and has a

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