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Amore-photo 20070810_6661B. Amore is an artist, educator and writer who has spent her life between Italy and America. She studied at Boston University, University of Rome, Accademia di Belle Arti di Carrara and is the recipient of Massachusetts Cultural grants, a Fulbright Grant, Mellon Fellowship as well as a Citation of Merit Award presented by the Vermont Arts Council. She is founder of the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center in Vermont, an international program for sculptors and co-founder of Kokoro Studio Retreat Center.

Amore taught for many years at the Boston Museum School and as an Artist Teacher and Visiting Critic with the Vermont College MFA and ADP programs. She has won numerous public art commissions in both the USA and Japan and is represented by Boston Sculptors Gallery. Life line – filo della vita, her multimedia, six room exhibit, premiered at Ellis Island and has traveled in the US and Italy. It is published as An Italian American Odyssey, Life line-filo della vita: Through Ellis Island and Beyond, by Fordham Press and the Center for Migration studies. Recent commissions include the Centennial Collage for Dorothea’s House in Princeton, New Jersey and Gateways for the Neighborhood of Affordable Housing in East Boston. Her exhibit, Rondini di Passaggio – Birds of Passage, is on view at the Museo di Emigrazione in Sant’Angelo dei Lombardi, Avellino, Italy.

She has been a Featured Writer at the Italian American Writers Association, Bluestockings, Phoenix, and the Yale Club New Poetry series. Other publications include Art by Mexican Farmworkers in Vermont, Carving Out a Dream, and her art and poetry reviews in Sculpture magazine, Art New England, the Rutland Herald, and VIA.  Her creative writing is found in Brownstone Poets Anthology, Italian Americana, Shabdaguchha, Bridging the Waters I and II, VIA, Biancheria, Speaking Memory: Oral Culture and Italians in America, Daughters and Dads and the Path through Grief; Tales from Italian America, The Italian Americans: A History (PBS), and Delirious Naples: A Cultural History of the City of the Sun, among others.  She is currently editing Living the Dream, a collected history of the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center, which she founded thirty years ago, as well as completing her first book of poetry.


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