TERRAZZO - THE EVOLUTION OF AN ITALIAN CRAFT
Wednesday, Jan 18 at 8 pm • At the KCIC Hall & Via Zoom
watch The full recorded presentation
This is the full presentation. We did lose the first few minutes due to technical difficulties. We have also edited in higher resolution versions of the feature videos we showed that evening. The full presentation is 1:40:25. We also surprise guest Gerry Ghini with a little bit of forgotten history of his dad's days in L.A. prior to his work here in Kelowna (at 1:16:00). You can watch the individual feature videos below.
HISTORIC TERRAZZO INSTALLATION
Archival footage of terrazzo installation in Winnipeg in the 1920's by John Fabris and Son - courtesy of Mary Fabris
PETER'S - YOUR INDEPENDENT GROCER
We visit Peter's - Your Independent Grocer in the Capri Mall and talk to owner Peter Boyd about his floors and his friend, Victor Ghini
IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH
We visit Immaculate Conception Church and talk to caretaker Douglas Rasmussen about the durability of the floors and their contribution to the overall design.
JAVIER P. GROSSUTTI, Ph.D
Although it can be traced back to ancient mosaics in Egypt, Terrazzo became forever linked to Italian craftsmanship, especially the renowned terrazzo artists coming from the Friuli and Veneto regions.
Javier Grossutti from Università di Padova (via Zoom) gives us the historic background of Terrazzo craftsmanship, a subject he has been researching for years.
Mary Fabris will share some memories of her grandfather's terrazzo business in Winnipeg, as well as some extremely rare historical family movies of terrazzo being installed.
Then, Gerry Ghini (again via Zoom) will tell the story of his father - a dear friend of KCIC - Victor Ghini. Victor was Kelowna's "Terrazzo Guy" - working on many of Kelowna's best known landmarks, including the Capri Centre Mall. But before Victor came to Kelowna, he perfected his craft up and down the Pacific Coast in Western Canada and the US, including work on LAX airport and Disneyland.
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