Friday, May 22, 2009

Artist Aldo Marsili's Custom Made Chess Sets on Exhibit

From Market Watch press release May 5, 2009, 8:00 a.m. EST Galleria Florentia to Exhibit World-Renowned Artist Aldo Marsili's Custom Made Chess Sets in Boston Exhibit Will Launch with Chess Tournament May 22 BOSTON, May 05, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Galleria Florentia, 79 Newbury Street, will exhibit the world-renowned artist Aldo Marsili's custom made chess collection from May 22 to June 27 and launches with Galleria Florentia Chess Tournament, sponsored in conjunction with the Boylston Chess Foundation and the International Chess Institute. The exhibit will feature more than 50 hand-crafted chess sets made of gold, silver, bronze, wood, metal and plastic materials with marble, onyx, wood and leather chess boards and table tops. The 2009 Galleria Florentia Chess Tournament will be held May 22 at 10 a.m. Prize and contributions to the Warren-Prescott Foundation will total $5,000. "We are thrilled to present Aldo Marsili's breathtaking and unique work of art at our gallery," said Pamela Yassini, president of Galleria Florentia. "These magnificent and unique chess sets are true museum quality and we are confident that art collectors and especially chess enthusiasts will be captivated by this one of a kind exhibit in the area." The chess collection, which will be utilized for the final tournament, features various designs including table tops chess sets and chess tables with stools. The assortment of styles consists of Roman, Medieval, Louis XIV, Napoleno and Robinhood. The sets to be used for the chess tournament are furnished by Galleria Florentia's exclusive artist Aldo Marsili. Marsili's love of chess, the world's most popular game, and his desire for beautiful art led him to create exquisite hand-crafted chess sets where he quickly generated eager consumers. Marsili continues to create and specialize in the production of handmade chess pieces consisting of gold, silver and bronze hand painted, sculptured or handcarved collectibles and his company, Italfama Snc, is considered one of the most prestigious and appreciated chess manufacturers in the world. The Boylston Chess Foundation, The International Chess Institute and Galleria Florentia attracted 64 national participants over a four week tournament held between March 28, and April 25, 2009. The following four qualifiers are the finalists for the 2009 Galleria Florentia Chess Tournament. -- David Vigorito, Grand Master received international Master title in 2004. He has won NH, NV, MA State championships. BCC Champ 2007, co-champ 2008. He is a well known chess coach and author. David writes a regular column for New England's award winning Chess Horizons as well as several Internet publications and has authored three books. -- Paul MacIntyre is a Fide Master (FM) and a former Boylston Chess Club President. He was Captain of the World Amateur Team and has won Boylston Chess Club championships on more than one occasion. -- Charles Reardon has been playing chess for 20 years. He is a three-time Boylston Chess Club Champion achieved FIDE Master Title in 2008 and USCF Senior Master Title in 2009. -- Denys Shmelov is a member of the Boston Blitz team for the U.S. League. He is a Senior Master and New England's rising star, defeating Marc Esserman to qualify for the Spot. "The Boylston Chess Foundation is both thrilled and appreciative to have this opportunity to work with Galleria Florentia to bring this premier event to the local chess community. We look forward to a most successful tournament and hope this is the first of many endeavors together," said David Vigorito, president of The Boylston Chess Foundation. "In these tough economical times it is inspiring to see the type of commitment to the community and charity that the Galleria Florentia exemplifies through their generous $2,500 donation to the Warren-Prescott Foundation and $2,500 sponsorship of the Chess Madness Tournament. On behalf of the International Chess Institute I extend my sincerest thanks and appreciation to the Galleria Florentia," said Kent Leung, president of International Chess Institute. ABOUT GALLERIA FLORENTIA Galleria Florentia is the premier source of original, museum quality art, handcrafted by respected European artisans, working with centuries-old traditions. Galleria Florentia offers this elegant collection of fine art to exclusive clientele, both individual and corporate, with personalized service, bringing a classical European ambiance to any space. The two-story gallery at 79 Newbury Street in Boston's Back Bay features Murano Glass, Furnishings, Paintings, exquisite Stone and Bronze sculptures, Tuscan Leather, and Capodimonte porcelain and is open from 11 a.m.- 6 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday or by appointment. For more information, visit or call 617-585-9200. ABOUT BOYLSTON CHESS FOUNDATION Boylston Chess Foundation is the largest chess club in Boston and the third oldest chess organization in the United States. For more information, visit or call 617-629-3933. ABOUT INTERNATIONAL CHESS INSTITUTE The International Chess Institute was founded to promulgate the pleasure and developmental benefits of chess to children throughout the World. The Institute promotes structured chess classes in curricular and after-school programs in elementary, middle, and high schools in public and private sectors. For more information, visit EDITOR'S NOTE: Images of some of the works are available for publication. Please contact Pamela Yassini, or 617-585-9222 for more information. SOURCE: Galleria Florentia For Galleria Florentia Lisza Gulyas, 303-888-8516 Copyright Business Wire 2009

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