Friday, December 4, 2015 - Saturday, January 16, 2016
Nativity scenes are very popular in Italy and are generally found in every household during the holiday season. The nativity originated in Italy in the 13th century when St. Francis of Assisi asked Giovanni Vellita of the village of Greccio to create a manger scene. During the 17th and 18th centuries, the nativity was turned into an art form in Naples and included representation of daily life in the city at that time. Today, many artisans are dedicated to the craft of creating handmade figures for presepi. Presepio Napoletano represents our rich cultural and spiritual traditions. It portrays a bustling village located at the base of Mount Vesuvius. The landscape is handcrafted in wood, cork and papier-mâché, while the figures, many standing over a foot tall, are made of terra cotta, hemp and wire.
Event Location and Ticket Information
Westchester Italian Cultural Center
24 Depot Square
Handicap Accessible? Yes
Date: Friday, December 4, 2015 - Saturday, January 16, 2016
Times: 12:00 am