Voice from the Mountains, a memoir by Anthony Caponi, founder and Artistic Director of Caponi Art Park in Eagan, is now available in paperback.
Voice from the Mountains combines history, family values and philosophy into a message that is important for our time. The book begins by transporting readers back 90 years to a boyhood in Pretare, Italy, a small, remote village in the Apennine Mountains. “A place lost in time,” life in Pretare was bound by medieval traditions, the power of religion and Mussolini’s emerging fascist ideals. Caponi recounts how, at the age of 15, he emigrated to the United States and began a new life in the vastly different world of Akron, Ohio. With the outbreak of World War II, he found his new American identity at odds with his devotion to his homeland—a condition that intensified when he returned to Italy as an American soldier and an enemy of relatives and friends.
Caponi, 91, is a sculptor, environmentalist, community leader, teacher, philosopher and poet. He is Professor Emeritus of Macalester College where he taught art and chaired the art department for more than 40 years.
These skills coalesced when he founded
Caponi Art Park and Learning Center in 1992,
a non-profit labor of love that now includes a 60-acre outdoor sculpture garden and performance venue in Eagan open to the
public May through October.
Voice from the Mountains is published locally by Nodin Press www.nodinpress.com.
Book Details: 192 pages | 9-1/2" x 8-1/2" | softcover
Learn more about Anthony Caponi and his labor of love Caponi Art Park and Learning Center.
Though I count my years from 1921,
I was born in the Middle Ages, in a village lost in time
and nearly forgotten in a narrow pass of the Apennines.
There, life was simple and sure.
The future was eternity.
The past was inscribed on tombstones.
excerpt from "Voice from the Mountains"
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