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North Beach Millefiori
Watercolor on paper
© Ron Orpitelli 201
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© Ron Orpitelli 2019
Collage
North Beach Millefiori
Realistic paintings of Venetian glass beads in millefiori patterns cover this heart
as a tribute to this South Bay Italian American’s memory of frequent family visits
to San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood over the past six decades to
revel in the flavors of our grandparents’ birthplaces in Italy. A subtle reference to
“il Tricolor” also adds to memories of living our heritage through family-style
dining with visiting relatives (and scaring them to death driving the hills to North
Beach)!   
In support of the efforts of the
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation
to raise critically important funding through their "Hearts in San Francisco"
campaign for their mission to promote research, education, and care for all at
San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.  Visit the foundation at
www.sfghf.org.
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Created in a guided instructional group session facilitated by artist Christine M. Oliver  
at DetatiArt (
www.DetatiArt.com) in Sunnyvale, California.
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© Ron Orpitelli 2019
© Ron Orpitelli 2019