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Press Release | Il Cittadino DI Monza e Brianza| 30/11/2019

Cotton paintings on display in the little church

Those patchworks by Orna Barness

With needle and thread, she makes real works of art, so much so that she is now a regular guest at the ancient church of Cascina del Bruno. She is Orna Bamess, patchwork expert. Her works, or we may want to call them paintings of cotton and other materials, were exhibited on Saturday and Sunday in the former sacred place of the hamlet.

The event was organized by the Bruno district committee and the "Amici Del Bruno" cultural association, which has been collecting funds for years to renovate and maintain the old church. The initiative was sponsored by the Department of Culture and on Saturday and Sunday, several people wanted to see Barness's work up close. This was one of the many exhibitions that "Amici Del Bruno" association hosts in the church. During the year, there were also exhibitions of paintings and modeling often involving other associations in the area. All these events, besides wanting to raise funds to redevelop the historic building, aim to keep alive the arcorese neighborhood that borders with Villasanta. M.Bon. 

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Year 5 - Number 28 - December 2011

The unique style of Orna Barness returns to Cascina del Bruno
Eighty works for what has become, since three years, a tradition, the exhibition of the arcorese patchwork artist Orna Barness, has graced the ancient church of Cascina del Bruno on 19th, 20th and 21st November. And from the bustle of enthusiastic people of his masterpieces that visited the exhibition during the dedicated week-end, we can clearly deduce the real talent of this lady that twenty years ago decided to move to Italy, with the aim to perfect herself in her life-long passion: playing with fabrics. The results are each time amazing, thanks to the well-aimed choice in terms of colors and themes that characterize the style of the artist: just take a look at her web site (, if you haven’t been lucky enough to see it from real, to realize that. And there are no limits to her creativity, ranging from bed covers to wall hangings, from puppets to pillows, from bags to table covers, from runners to paintings, each a unique and high quality masterpiece resulting from the mix of skill and warmth that it expresses.

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