Join us at Casa Italia Florentine Room on Friday evening – May 30 for a joyous tribute to the life and work of John Bucci. Expected speakers include Fr. August Feccia, Leonora LiPuma and a surprise list of Bucci’s Friends and Collaborators.
To register online and for directions visit www.casaitaliachicago.org or call (708) 345-5933. 7:00p.m. for refreshments, birthday cake at 8:30 p.m.
John Bucci was one of earliest supporters of the Italian Cultural Center. He and Fr. Feccia designed and did most of the physical labor to create the Cadel Art Gallery. Bucci is also the designer and fabricator of the Italians un Chicago Exhibit as well as the Sicilian Museum in the Italian Cultural Center Building.
After emigrating from Gorizia as a refugee in the 1950’s, Bucci carved out a unique career as an automobile designer, trade show exhibit creator, and a promotor of Itaian American artists in Chicago. He is best know for is working replicas of the Trevi Fountain, the “on The Road to Greatness”, Lincoln statuary in Chicago Heights, Quincentennial Columbus Globe at Governors State University, concept cars at the 1964 World’s Fair, and many spectacular McCormick Place exhibits for the Italian Tourism Board.