• Tour of San Sebastiano

    by  • October 12, 2010 • 0 Comments

    Our students may have the opportunity to visit the 16th-century church of San Sebastiano to view the art restoration project going on there, thanks to the generosity of Save Venice. San Sebastiano, one of five churches in Venice built to thank God after the plague passed through the city, is noted for its cycle...

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    New Work by Vivaldi

    by  • October 8, 2010 • 0 Comments

    Vivaldi is Venice’s pet composer — you can’t walk through the city without noticing numerous signs advertising Vivaldi concerts at various churches and music schools. Thus it seems appropriate to draw attention to the latest news about the discovery of one part of a flute concerto by Vivaldi thought to be lost. (Excerpt) According...

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    Alchemical Venice

    by  • September 29, 2010 • 0 Comments

    The photo to the left shows my makeshift workspace today as I abandon the overheated loft office of my apartment for the (relatively) cooler dining-room table. I’m taking this day off in my lecture schedule to work on my short story about an alternative, alchemical Venice. “Imagining Venice” isn’t just a task for our...

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    Beginner’s Italian at Open Studio

    by  • September 6, 2010 • 0 Comments

    In preparation for our course in the spring, Dr. Dru and I need to brush up on our Italian. She needs brushing up; I need to completely remodel my language skills. So to that end, I am going to try something different at Friday Open Studio. We will be painting and learning Italian at...

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    Neo-Venezia

    by  • September 6, 2010 • 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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