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Page'6 'IJc)sT-G,z:I"i:E, NbVIBEI3'I 0i'2 Stamp of Jesus Carving by Antonio Caruso. Recently ,3, my wife, and I attended a dinner dance sponsored by Sicilia Mondo del Massachusetts. Seated at our table, along with my good friends Ed and his wife Lena, were four other gentlemen. It was a very nice dinner and later we conversed with one of the gentleman by the name of Antonio Caruso. Well it turns out that Mr. Caruso is from Toronto, Canada and is a painter and a sculptor. His work is well-known in Canada and, in fact, Canada Post has issued commemorative stamps bearing the face of the Madonna and Christ child, one of his carvings. In total Mr. Caruso has had Christ- ANTONIO CARUSO --Italian Painter-Sculptor Our Canadian Neighbor to the North by James DiPrima mas stamps published in Canada in 2008, 2009 and 2010. Antonio was born in Italy on March 28, 1951 and started carving when he was seven years old. He was inspired by the many churches in his town that contained many statues in marble and wood. Because his mother would not allow him to have a knife, he looked for metal pieces around factories that he would hammer with a stone to make himself a sharp chisel which he could use to carve. He later studied at the Brera Arts Academy of Milan and at the Car- rara Fine Arts Academy of Bergamo. He settled in Maple, Ontario, near Toronto, in 1994. His choice of wood used in his carvings is lime wood Antonio Caruso, fourth from the left, being congratulated by Mayor Linda Jackson, which, he says, "is soft and center, of the City of Vaughan, Canada. does not have knots like other types of wood. It is easy Cinzia hold a magnifying tense detail in the tradi- well worth a look at this to carve and I like the fin- glass, tional Italian style," Gault extraordinary Italian. ish. It gives an effect as if it Joseph Gault, of Canada says. Although Antonio Caruso were ivory; it's a luminous Post, selected Caruso's Na- Antonio Caruso's works will not reveal what Canada shine." tivity after searching hun- now are visible in many Post paid him for his de- His miniature carving of dreds of gallery archives churches around Toronto. signs, he says, "My compen- the infant Jesus in his carv- he discovered Caruso's na- His painting he has classi- sation is when collectors ings of the nativity is only tivity at Toronto's Cathedral fled as "Frescografia", a appreciate my work." about five centimeters long Church of St. James, which very innovative technique. After looking at the sculp- or about two inches in has Canada's largest col- His sculptures, paintings tures and his paintings, length. In order to be able to lection of nativities. Why and frescos can be seen I think we all can appreci- use two hands while work- did he choose this piece of by logging onto his website, ate Mr. Caruso's excellent ing, he had his daughter work? "Because of the in- www.antoniocaruso.corTL It is work. -- FOR YOU WHO APPRECIATE THE FINEST-- THE MUSIC FOR ALL OCCASIONS 781-648-5678 Boston Redevelopment Authority I Hail 9th Flr I City Hall re Bosion, MA 02201 blT.7A3 The Boston Redevelopment Authority will host a public meeting regarding Loveioy Wharf Wednesday, November 28 th 6:30 PM Boston Redevelopment Authority Board Room, 9th floor of Boston City Hall Project Proponent: The Related Companies and the Beal Companies Project Description: The Proponent filed a Notice of Project Change proposing the rehabilitation of the existing 160 North Washington Street building into office space and the existing 131 Beverly Street Building into residential uses. The ground floors of the two buildings will continue to be primarily devoted to a mix of Facilities of Public Accommodation ("FPAs"), including retail, special public destination facility space and restaurant uses and will include rehabilitation of the wharf adjacent to the building. No changes to the previously approved height and massing are proposed. CLOSE OF COMMENT PERIOD: DECEMBER 7, 2012 FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT: GEOFF LEWIS BOSTON REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY ONE CITY HALL SQUARE, 9TH FLOOR BOSTON, MA 02201 FAX: 617-742-7783 PHONE: 617-918-4297 EMAIL.* geoffrey.lewis.bra @cityofboston.gov Brian P. Golden Executive DirectorSecretory CROSSWORD PUZZLE ACROSS 1. Necklace feature 6. *He moved Thanksgiving Day to extend holiday shopping season 9. Hurries or moves fast 13. Swahili, Zulu and other languages 14. Bard's "before" 15. X-ray generator 16. The dish ran away with this 17. Swedish shag rug 18. Second most-populous country 19. *Presidential offering to a turkey 21. *He designated last Thursday of November as Thanksgiving Day 23. Creme de cassis plus wine 24. Every which way 25. Water tester 28. Relative of a gull 30. Sans clothes, as a social practice 35. Humming noises 37. Gives a helping hand 39. Lecterns 40. Left behind by a mosquito 41. 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