from the ancient to the modern visions

22 E. 38TH STREET NEW YORK, MAY 28 thru JUNE 2, 2008
Opening reception, by invitation only, will be held in the
“Cinque Terre” Room,
on the 28th of May at 6:30 - 9 pm. The exhibition will
remain open until June 2nd


Rosa Maria Ponte, graduated in Foreign Literatures from the University of Palermo, and has translated the literature of French and
Russian authors.She has travelled throughout Europe and the East and her many paintings are inspired by these travels. She began her
painting career in the 1970's with exhibitions in Palermo followed by other Italian cities, including: Rome, Milan, Turin, Florence, Trieste,
Prizzi, and Castronovo. Her works can be found in private and public collections in Italy, Greece and the USA. For the opening of the
modern amphitheater of Prizzi opened in 2002 Rosa Maria Ponte painted the scenery and designed the costumes for the Greek
tragedy "Medea". Rosa and her husband, Carmelo Fucarino, live in Palermo, Italy.


I have seen Rosa Ponte's outstanding works of art. She is truly artistic, creative and colorful. Her paintings reflect a deep and rich
thought into all that she had evidences. The colors are vibrant, alive and festive. Truly a grand artist! And, she is ever so proud
and reflective of her rich and colorful work.
Joseph Sciame

Experiencing Rosa Maria Ponte's work is to share in her tremendous zest for life. The world she creates is that of which dreams are
made of. Her use of color brings vibrancy and life to each of her creations, as they illustrate her deep appreciation and respect of
diverse cultures. Rosa's joyful spirit and her magnificent images will forevermore be with me. Brava e grazie, Rosa!
Elizabeth Clemmons

Recently, Joseph Sciame the National Past President of the Order of Sons of Italy in America invited my father and me to a reunion of
all former Prizzi citizens in the New York area. We met the Mayor of Prizzi, the honourable Luigi Vallone. The Mayor was in New York
City with the author Prof. Carmelo Fucarino who was speaking about a reference book he wrote on the history of Prizzi. Mayor Vallone
is the cousin of former New York City Council President Peter Vallone, who also attended this happy event. At that time, I noticed the
outstanding work of artist Rosa Maria Ponte, a most talented and creative artist of our current times, both in Italy and now in America.
Joseph Canzoneri, Jr., Canzoneri & Sons, Inc.