We look forward to welcoming the talented artist Bruna D’Alessandro to Wetherby-Pembridge next month. Bruna will spend the day with our Nursery to Grade 4 classes to create a whole school artistic and metal masterpiece. This fun day of activities is themed around, ‘Magnetic Paintings: paint, punch and texture metal workshops’. Everyone from 3 to 10 years old will take part for the final piece of school artwork.
Bruna D’Alessandro is an artist from Rome, Italy, based in Brooklyn, NY. Her work focuses on creating metal sculptures with a variety of techniques, such as welding, fabrication, hammer work, metal forming, forging, and brazing. Steel, stainless, aluminum, and brass are her mediums, and metalworking is her creative process. Bruna D’Alessandro’s crafted sculptures draw inspiration from childhood memories and toys, from her current surroundings, and, often, from the enchanting qualities of the metals themselves. In her pieces, D’Alessandro explores the themes of searching for identity, and human relationships. Bruna holds an MFA (Laurea Specialistica) from Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma. She was an artist in residence at Salem Art Works, NY in 2019. Her works have been shown internationally in venues such as, most recently, the Museum of the Central Institute of Graphic in Rome and, in New York City, the Brooklyn Gallery in Brooklyn, the 132nd Street Block Association Garden in Harlem. She is the Co-Founder in 2021 of The Artist Gardener NYC.