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November 21, 2002

Sculptor’s Exhibit is next to Da Vinci
Isaiah
"Isaiah," Bronze, 36" x 26" x 12"
New Leisure World resident and long-time sculptor Essie Pinsker this week will reach what she considers her zenith. Her bronze "Isaiah" sculpture, in the permanent collection of Rondine, City of Peace in Arezzo, Italy, will be shown in the same room with the drawings of Leonardo da Vinci beginning November 23.

In 2001 Pinsker, whose works in marble, bronze, and steel have been acquired by 20 museums worldwide, was invited to be part of the soon to be completed La Sala della Gioconda Gallery de Leonardo da Vinci in Arezzo.

The small community is home to the International College of Rondine, whose students of all religions are chosen from war-ravaged nations and brought together to learn tolerance, fraternity and peace.

“The Rondine invitation mean more to me than one can possibly imagine,” Pinsker says.

Pinsker, who studied in Italy, will not be going to see her work next to Da Vinci. But she says, “I don’t remember anything in my life of art that excited me so much as when I realized I was going to be part of an International City of Peace.”


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