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From the Resurrection of the Statue of Cittello Voltolini, Daily Begins the collection on sculptures by Pato Branco

A room on the second ground of the then Federal Center for Technological Education of Parana (SAFET-PR), right this moment UTFPR’s Block B, has a considerably folkloric air. It was there that Professor Citillo Voltolini lived, normally surrounded by books.

Folklore as a result of it appeared that he was there at one’s disposal, as a reference, prepared to inform tales, whether or not from the recollections of his a few years dedicated to educating, or from his analysis on Pato Branco.

In January 2008, Voltolini died at the age of 72. Your reminiscence is immortal in numerous methods. In the Retorno collection, a group of 4 books on native historical past that examines the origins of the municipality, together with Revolta dos Poceiros, the financial cycle of wooden, and a biography of the first mayor Placido Machado; in a room bearing his title in the Helena Braun Municipal Library, which survived a fireplace in the 2018 Noura Rigon Municipal Theatre; And in a sculpture, in the central sq. of the metropolis.

Her picture has been there since September 2021, sitting on a bench doing one of her favourite issues: studying.

A couple of months in the past, Professor Citillo Voltolini’s sculpture needed to be restored after graffiti. The police recognized the culprits. The restoration course of, which included the work of writer, Kalu Chuiri, was the begin of a undertaking by the Department of Culture aimed toward giving visibility to the numerous sculptures scattered all through Pato Branco.

The artist helps restore the statue
(Photo: Lyne Carniel)

O Southwest Diary The undertaking rides to inform the tales behind these works of artwork, beginning with the statue of the professor, one of the most up-to-date works in the catalog that features the Metal Horse of the Centro Regional de Eventos, a monument to rural pioneers from the quarry park to employees in the area, a collection of sculptures in honor of the Esperanto language, At the entrance to the Nova Espera/São Roque do Chopim neighborhood, and so on.

Jean Venencio, director of the division, explains that the intention is to incorporate the works in the program making a vacationer circuit for Pato Branco. A survey of the metropolis’s sculptures is being carried out, along with one other skilled from the division, Guilherme Andreata, and different collaborators.

Based on this, a number of initiatives shall be undertaken involving universities, faculties and different establishments, in order that these works come beneath the radar of the neighborhood, are visited, their historical past is understood and preserved. Those broken by the motion of time or by acts of vandalism ought to be restored or revived.


“For me, he was the best mental of Pato Branco”. This is how Calu Chuiri, the sculptor of the “Citello Voltolini Work”, describes his mannequin.

He determined to signify Professor Reading as a result of he determined that this was “his raison d’être”. The statue was ready in clay, then plaster and resin and marble mud. “It is a superb pleasure for me, as a result of I used to be his good friend, we labored collectively. So the feeling of paying tribute goes by means of the admiration I had for him”, stated the artist at the launch of the work.

This work was made potential by a public name by the Academia de Letras e Arts de Pato Branco (Alap). “He will now be remembered extra for his works, for his writings and for the love he devoted to Pato Branco”, stated Jurema Eddy Pereira, president of Alap, on the opening date.

Inauguration of work, in September 2021
(Photo: Nelson da Luz Jr./Diario do Sudoste)

Voltolini was a founding member of the Alap and likewise of the Accademia Palmens de Letras. I record his course under, because it seems on the again of his e-book, Retorno 2 – Pato Branco na Revolta dos Poceiros, 1957.

In addition to the Return collection, the professor additionally wrote the e-book “Historia e Astorias do Collegio Nossa Senhora das Grasas” and a booklet on the “controversial” use of craze with the title: Craze – What is Doubt?

He was born in Timbo, Santa Catarina, however in 2000 he acquired the title of Honorary Citizen of Pato Branco, from the City Council of Aldermen. Here, Voltolini arrived in 1960, the place he was a professor of Portuguese language in the state training community at the Federal Technological University of Paraná (UTFPR) and twice head of the municipal training division throughout the time period of Mayor Esterio. Rigon and Clovis Santo Padoan.

He taught until the age of 70.

The bench the place Cittello Voltolini’s sculpture is situated has two seats, in case a professor needs to maintain a determine of firm. In a means, it stays obtainable, remembering that there are numerous tales to be instructed.

Professor Citillo Voltolini (web site/PMPB)

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