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The Art and Passion of Guido Nincheri: An Illustrated Presentation

June 7, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Author Mélanie Grondin, and grandson of the late Artist, Roger Nincheri, present the book “The Art and Passion of Guido Nincheri” and an illustrated presentation of the artist and a few of his works in Ottawa and elsewhere.

The presentation will be followed by Q&A session and a book signing. Books will be available for sale at the event.

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Guido Nincheri was one of the most prolific religious artists of the 20th century in Canada and the New England States. Connoisseurs of stained-glass windows and frescoes in church interiors and non-religious buildings have appreciated and admired his large body of work, which includes the decoration of St. Anthony of Padua, in Ottawa. Yet, this Italian-Canadian artist and his art are not well known.

Roger Boccini Nincheri (B.Sc., B.A., B.Ed) is the grandson of Guido Nincheri. Since his retirement in 2002 from teaching Geology, Geography, and History at Selwyn House School in Montreal he has taken over the legacy of his grandfather by becoming the curator of the Guido Nincheri Studio in Montreal. He has photographed 128 churches, and has specialized in interpreting the iconography of his grandfather’s art. He has written extensively on the subject and has published, in Stained Glass Quarterly, the interpretation of the life and times of St. Peter as seen in the stained-glass windows of Saint-Pierre de Shawinigan, in the Province of Quebec, Canada. In Windows to Heaven: The Art and Life of Guido Nincheri, a Paul Carvalho production, he narrates, along with his uncle George Nincheri, the life and art of his grandfather.

Mélanie Grondin is a writer, translator, and editor living in Quebec who holds an M.A. in Medieval Studies from the University of Leeds (UK). She is the editor of the Montreal Review of Books, and some of her creative writing has appeared in carte blanche, Room, Headlight Anthology, Soliloquies, and The Nashwaak Review. She has translated from English to French Louise Abbott’s Eeyou Istchee: Land of the Cree / Terre des Cris and Memphrémagog: An Illustrated Story / Une histoire illustrée, volumes I and II. She has also published a chapter on the letters Nincheri and his son Gabriel wrote during the artist’s internment in Petawawa in Behind Barbed Wire: Creative Works on the Internment of Italian Canadians (Guernica Editions, 2012).

She is the author of The Art and Passion of Guido Nincheri (Véhicule Press, 2018)


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