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In the prelude to the Italian elections this month, the far-right League party did not distinguish itself for rhetorical subtlety. In the prelude to the Italian elections this month, the far-right League party did not distinguish itself for rhetorical subtlety.
Italy’s borrowing costs continue to slide even though many big investors are singling it out as the euro zone member most vulnerable to a withdrawal of European Central Bank stimulus.
Imagine growing up the child of Pablo Picasso or Paul Gauguin. That alone might persuade you to read Tom Rachman’s third novel, The Italian Teacher(Viking, 352 pp., ★★★★ out of four), a poignant, touching tale about living in the shadow of brazen artistic genius.
As a teenager, Luciano Giubbilei worked after school as a delivery boy for a florist in his native city of Siena, Italy.
Vessel refused to hand refugees to Libyan coastguard and docked in Italy, where officials opened probe against crew.
President Sergio Mattarella is ready to allow time for passions to cool after Italy’s acrimonious election campaign and will give political leaders until July to break their deadlock, according to a senior state official.
Italy’s inconclusive election has darkened what was an already unfavorable backdrop for the nation’s bonds, according to BlackRock Inc.
Davide Casaleggio is one of the top leaders of the Five Star Movement. He is president of the Rousseau Association, which created the movement’s digital platform.
The europhile leaders of Germany and France said the Italian election 2018 "deeply shook" the European Union after the success of the eurosceptic the Lega and Five Star Movement (M5S) parties.
THE U.S. government spent over $30,000 on personal security for Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt during his trip last year to Italy, according to documents obtained by a watchdog group that said the spending was irresponsible at a time of budget cuts.
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Join I AM Books for its Italian reading group for little ones! Children (0-4) and their parents will engage in multiple readings and games for a fun morning of Italian language and learning.
Gianluca Franzese is an Italian-born American artist who currently lives and works in San Francisco. The son of a jewelry maker and a pupil of the old masters of Italian art, he started painting early on, moving through realist, expressive, and narrative styles. With a background in decorative painting, his style has evolved to blend continuous patterns of color with dynamic metal reflections, with meticulous attention to detail and dedication to flawlessness. Each painting plays with the viewer’s perspective, illuminating the spaces in which they reside. In his own words, Franzese’s art “reflects my belief that beauty is a process that happens over time, with a focus on underlying patterns and geometries found in nature. The metallic elements in the pieces are sensitive to the temperature of the environment, expressing a particular temperament based on context. This responsive variable means that the work is always unique to the time and place in which it is viewed.” His works have been exhibited in San Francisco, Miami, New York and Florence, and are in many private collections, notably Tiffany & Co. in Milan, Italy.
Marietta Patricia Leis is an Italian-American visual artist from Albuquerque, New Mexico. She works in several media including painting, photography, sculpture and video. Leis received a BA and MA in psychology from Antioch College, Los Angeles and her MA/MFA in studio art from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque.
[Insights 2, by Marietta Patrica Leis, 2014]
Insights 2, Marietta Patrica Leis, 2014
Leis’ art is concerned with the preservation of our planet. Her art, regardless of medium, resonates with the beauty of our natural environment. ‘Color of place’ is an element that she enlists to create a visceral recording of her travels. Her work can be found in many public collections among them: The Albuquerque Art Museum, NM; Harwood Museum, Taos, NM; University Art Gallery, NM State University, Las Cruces; New Mexico State Library, Santa Fe, the Holtze Hotel, Denver; the University of New Mexico Division of Continuing Education; Ross Laboratories, Columbus, Ohio and the State Capitol Building, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Her work in the public sector includes commissioned work and 1% for the Arts competitions. Leis’ extensive exhibition record as well as collections that she is in, awards that she has received and lectures that she has given is documented in Who’s Who In American Art (31st Edition). The late New York Times contributing art critic, William Zimmer, called Leis’ reductive paintings “sublime”. In regard to her own philosophy regarding her work Leis states, “The aim of my art is to represent not the outward appearance of things but their inward significance.”
First generation Italian-American sculptor Giuseppe Palumbo is the son of a professional artist from Italy. He has studied at the Art Students League in Denver, The Loveland Academy of Fine Art and the Scottsdale Artists School, as well as in San Miguel Allende, Mexico and Pietrasanta, Italy. Palumbo has spent a lifetime creating, designing and building, from architecture to furniture and jewelry. He has been sculpting since 1992.
[Hog Heaven, by Giuseppe Palumbo, 2014]
Hog Heaven, Giuseppe Palumbo, 2014
Palumbo’s textural, figurative bronze sculptures somehow contemporaneously communicate fantasy, humor, depth and meaning. In the form of dancing sheep, meditating bulls, flying pigs, walking seashells and little men balancing on a ledge, Palumbo gives shape to human emotions as well as to social and political perspectives. Palumbo states that his objective is “not to create a replica of the living, but to capture the essence of a being, not a frozen pose, but a sculpture alive in texture, spirit and warmth. My objective is to communicate in a language that words don’t convey. If my work moves the viewer, stirs their soul, is a reflection of our times, or pleases the aesthetic, then I have achieved my goal. My chapter in the story of the sculpture is short; once I’m finished with the piece it then becomes an endless tale as each viewer relives and creates their own story.” He maintains studios in Berkeley, CA and Eldorado Springs, CO and his work has been exhibited in many important shows throughout the US. Palumbo’s whimsical sculptures can be found in many public and private collections throughout the US and the world, including Queen Rania of Jordan’s private collection.
One of the things that make pasta so perfect is how simple it is. Quality ingredients for a refined pasta dough to be paired with a matching sauce is the formula to experience a pasta in its truest form. However, practice does make perfect in the art of pasta making, especially to enjoy in any variation from an egg stuffed pasta to a dried shape pasta. Accompany La Scuola Chef in this interactive hands-on workshop and observe him demonstrate fresh pasta dough and shaping techniques. In this class guests will:
Learn about the history and origin of dried and egg pasta.
Enjoy two pasta course prepared by La Scuola Chef paired with two wines.
Participate in enhancing your pasta making technique to create a fresh egg and dried pasta in various shapes to take home.
Take home the menu, adapted recipes, wine tasting notes and a gift box with pro pasta tools and a 10% off gift card to use in your next visit at Eataly.
There are many recipes for Easter bread in Italy and just as many names depending on the region you are from. Scarcella is sweet bread dough that is crumbly, buttery, and delightful, with a hint of lemon. Make it into your own Easter shape, such as a dove, nest, wreath or basket! Presented by Cathy Blanco.
Children’s Fee: Members $30, Non-Members $40; Parent & Child Fee: Members $55, Non-Members $65; Each additional person: Members $30, Non-Members $40.
With winter waning we are officially ready for some warmer weather and a menu that welcomes the spring! Chef Liam has answered the call with the perfect menu that includes an antipasto of marinated sardines and a secondo featuring the official symbol of spring in Italy, lamb. Chef Liam will join you at the table at every course to describe what has been prepared and to answer any questions you may have. This will surely be an experience that you are not soon to forget, so buy your tickets today and don’t miss out!