practice of Walking is much more than exercise. Since the physical
component is more or less pronounced, the activity of walking
must involve the whole learning component, knowledge of the territories
covered, contacts with local populations and other walkers, regional
development and personal spirituality.
a Walking Festival to a unique artistic treasure as it exists
in Alto Alentejo is a unique experience.
Necessary elements are the Conferences of the Festival, where
one can learn and know more about Art as an indispensable element
of cultural affirmation in the privileged territory of Aleto Alentejo.
These conferences do not have prior registration. Just show up
at the places indicated at the scheduled time.
Activities start 15 minutes after the time announced.
"Tertulia Conversa Solta"
Biennial of the Art of Stone in Alpalhão in the years of
2001, 2003 and 2005.
Saturday, November 17 - 8:30 p.m. - Hotel Monte Filipe (Alpalhão)
- Conference Room
Municipality of Nisa, under the Presidency of Gabriela Tsukamoto,
had the initiative in the years 2001, 2003 and 2005 to hold
an Artistic Day called "Bienal da Pedra", which
had António Redondo as Curator and António Pedroso
as Pedreira Technician.
In Alpalhão there is a fantastic
quarry from which a famous Gray Granite of Alpalhão
is extracted, of fine grain, homogeneous texture, strong
consistency and of a discreet and sublime beauty. This endogenous
resource, which produces plaques for decorative works under
construction, as well as cubes of different dimensions for
tiling, is highly suitable for sculptural carving, so it
was possible to produce a few dozen works of art during
these three editions of the Bienal da Pedra .
These fantastic pieces are now distributed
through the streets of Alpalhão and other localities,
being a valuable cultural and tourist resource very little
known of the Alentejo visitors.
It is on this idea concretized that we will
talk in a meeting with its protagonists.
Conference - The Art of Roman Sculpture in the City of Ammaia
By Joaquim Carvalho, Director of the City Museum
Tuesday 20 November 2018 - 15: 00h - City Museum of Ammaia,
Est Calçadinha, São Salvador de Aramenha, Marvão
Telf (+351) 245 919 089/960 325 331 - GPS N39º22'14 '' W07º23'10
City of Ammaia is undoubtedly the most important vestige of
the Roman Period in the northern Alentejo region. Located
in the Natural Park of Serra de São Mamede, in São
Salvador de Aramenha, in the municipality of Marvão,
its central area consists of Quinta do Deão and Tapada
da Aramenha, with an area of ??approximately 25 ha. Although
its ruins were classified as National Monument in 1949, they
were dug up until the end of 1994. From this date and with
the appearance of the Ammaia City Foundation, every effort
has been made to study and preserve what remains of this important
city. Ammaia was elevated to Civitas around the year 44/45
d.C. having obtained the status of Mvnicipivm still during
the century. I d.C., however we only have data about the same
in the reign of Lúcio Vero, in the year 166 AD.
of Ammaia was a place of intense life, with all the spaces
and times of a city of its time. Discovering this past has
been a meticulous task of building the puzzle of history.
Traces of two millennia ago were stolen, destroyed and reused
by generations following the time of greatness of the city.
take a look at what the Art of Roman Sculpture in the City
of Ammaia was, because they carved such pieces, what symbols
they had, where they went, what new uses they had and, above
all, how it has been the adventure of discovering them and
Artistic Conference - The Contemporary Art
of Maria Leal da Costa in Marvão and in the World
By Maria Leal da Costa, Sculptor
Wednesday 21 November 2018 - 15: 00h - Quinta do Barrieiro,
Revealed, Marvão Telf (+351) 936 721 199 www.marialealdacosta.com
- GPS N39º20'00 '' 'W07º22'52' '
Beauty is the most
subjective of the arts. It is intrinsic in the work, whether
of nature or molded by human hands, but it is also necessary
that the art receiver feels motivated by appreciation. There
is a perfect, and sometimes imperfect, balance between the
work, the artist and who appreciates it. This is called Art.
This can be called Life.
Maria Leal da Costa, Portuguese artist, born
in Évora, studied at the Superior School of Fine Arts
in Lisbon, lives and works in Alentejo, in Marvão.
Its sculptures in stone, iron and bronze are characterized
by a contemporary and multifaceted approach, of great tranquility
and beauty. Exhibits since 1994, is represented in several
public and private collections, both in Portugal and abroad.
Visiting the Sculpture Park of Maria Leal
da Costa, in the middle of the Serra de São Mamede,
in Alto Alentejo, is to know the best food for soul and mind.
Being with the artist in a conversation full of knowledge,
smiles and laughter, questions and answers is almost like
challenging the hermetic designation of "Artistic Conference".
Dare you !