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    Class is Soon to Begin!

    by  • January 17, 2013 • Class Prep, For Parents, Travel

    We’re sending out the acceptance letters for Imagining Venice today! In the meantime, we have also secured our hotels in Verona and Florence.  In Verona, we will be staying in Hotel Verona, and in Florence, Hotel Pensione Ferretti.  As you already know, we’ll be living in the lovely Palazzo degli Angeli while we’re in...

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    Work in Progress

    by  • March 2, 2012 • Art, Class Prep, Info

    After three months of imagining how my series of paintings from Venice are meant to look, I finally have something that satisfies me. I don’t recommend trying to compete with all your art heroes on a deadline. In any case, “Imagining Venice” 2011 will culminate in a one-woman show in the Kwan Fong gallery...

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    by  • September 6, 2010 • Art, Cinema, Class Prep, Immortal, Other Venices • 0 Comments

    While talking to Terry about this class today, I suddenly remembered another manga/anime series besides Hetalia that refers to Venice — Aria, set in the early 24th century on the planet Aqua. In this highly praised series, 15-year-old Akari Mizunashi comes to the watery planet to learn how to become a gondolier in the...

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    Eye Candy for Imagining Venice

    by  • August 30, 2010 • Class Prep, Info • 0 Comments

    As you all happily return to classes this fall, you will be met with the visually-compelling, new poster for Imagining Venice. Let us know where the sightings are taking place. We hope to generate a lot of excitement for our course with our design. Christy Smolenski of the Study Abroad office helped put together...

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    Travel Seminar Poster

    by  • August 30, 2010 • Class Prep, For Parents • 0 Comments

    I walked into our brand-new Swenson Center for the Social & Behavioral Sciences here at California Lutheran and saw our travel seminar poster standing in the lobby!  Yay! It feels great to see this trip slowly coming to life. This fall we’ll be recruiting students for the course, and in spring we start the...

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    Fashion Exhibit Preview

    by  • July 25, 2010 • Class Prep, Travel • 0 Comments

    When Terry and I were working out the syllabus for spring’s class, we checked the local museums for their upcoming exhibit schedule. LACMA’s  Fashioning Fashion: European Dress in Detail, 1700-1915 was one of the exhibits that seemed relevant, since 18th and 19th century Venice are often popularly depicted in film and literature. The Los...

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