REMINDER: Tampa Travelogue Series Goes to Italy Tomorrow!

Two Sides of Italy: He Says the Riviera, She Says Tuscany

Join Frank Trensch and Roxie Clements as they share their photographic expedition and opposing views of two regions of Italy, Liguria (the Italian

Riviera) and Tuscany on Tuesday, June 14 at 7 pm. This couple will compare and contrast the beauty of the western coast of Italy, to the rolling hills and rural areas of Tuscany. THIS IS A FREE EVENT!

Live Music: Featuring music by world renowned jazz guitarist Les Sabler before and after the slide show.

Jackson’s Harbour Island, www.jacksonsbistro.com (813 277-0112) provides complimentary 2 hour lower level parking for your car (with validation stamp so bring along your parking ticket) or community dock for your boat. Food, including sushi and beverages will be available although no purchase required.

 

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Two Sides of Italy Travelogue, Tuesday, June 14, Jackson’s @ 7 pm

The USF ITALIAN PROGRAM cordially invites you to the following event arranged by the Tampa Travelogue Series. One of the guest speakers will be USF’s own esteemed professor – Dr. Patrizia La Trecchia.

Two Sides of Italy: He Says the Riviera, She Says Tuscany. Join Frank Trensch and Roxie Clements as they share their photographic expedition and opposing views of two regions of Italy, Liguria (the Italian Riviera) and Tuscany on Tuesday, June 14 at 7 pm. This couple will compare and contrast the beauty of the western coast of Italy, to the rolling hills and rural areas of Tuscany. THIS IS A FREE EVENT!

Live Music: Featuring music by world renowned jazz guitarist Les Sabler before and after the slide show.

Jackson’s Harbour Island, www.jacksonsbistro.com (813 277-0112) provides complimentary 2 hour lower level parking for your car (with validation stamp so bring along your parking ticket) or community dock for your boat. Food, including sushi and beverages will be available although no purchase required.

For more information, please visit the Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tampa-Travelogue-Series/142738099122684

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CELEBRATE THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE UNITY OF ITALY

The USF ITALIAN PROGRAM cordially invites you to the following event arranged by the Alliance of Italian American Associations in Tampa Bay & the Consular Correspondent of Italy in Tampa Bay Cavaliere Ufficiale Vincent Genovese:

A Reception/Concert celebrating the 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE UNITY OF ITALY

FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2011

6:30pm: cocktail-dinner/ 7:30pm: celebrations-concert at  THE ITALIAN CLUB of Tampa

Celebrations:

U.S. Air Force Color Guards – Joint Service Color Guards of Italy Knights of Columbus – Extreme Trumpeters-Tenor: Dino Diliberti

Prof. Patrizia LaTrecchia, Conference Director & MC Prof. Fraser Ottanelli – Italy’s Risorgimento & Unification Prof. Gary Mormino – Il Nuovo Risorgimento: Florida’s One Million Italian Americans

Concert Director & MC: Maria Zouves OPERA TAMPA CHORUS Gregory Buffer, Chorus master Courtney McKeown, Mezzo Soprano

******* Buffet dinner – Cash bar Advance ticket : $ 15-(day of the event $ 25) Mail check payable to “Italian Club” with guest names by Monday 5/9 Limited seating. May reserve table of 10. Phone 813-248-3316

For further information about this event please contact:

Cav. Uff. Vincent Genovese, Consular Correspondent of Italy

Tampa Bay

P.O. Box 76274, 1731 E. 7th Avenue, Tampa, Fl. 33675

Phone: (813) 817 5923      /      Fax: (813) 260 3878

Email: vgenovese@italconsularct-tampabay.com

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WINES OF ITALY, CINEMA ITALIANO & FESTA ITALIANA April 14-17, 2011

Don’t miss the great event!

The USF ITALIAN PROGRAM is pleased to remind you and your friends of the 14th ANNUAL FESTA ITALIANA 2011 events April 14-17, 2011. Festa Italiana is the primary fund-raiser for the Italian Club of Tampa. It is a weekend filled with great food, film and fun. For more information please visit: www.FestaItalianaTampa.com or call Kris at 813-342-3630.

WINES OF ITALY

Thursday, April 14, 2011 from 6pm to 9pm

The Italian Club of Tampa located at 1731 E 7th Avenue (in the historic Ybor City district of Tampa) Festa Italiana kicks off with Wines of Italy, a unique tasting experience where guests will sample over 70 wines from Italy while enjoying Italian antipasti and desserts. The silent auction offers an opportunity to win fabulous prizes and gift packages.

CINEMA ITALIANO

Friday, April 15, 2011 at 7pm

Screening of “Focaccia Blues” (2009) directed by Nico Cirasola. It is the story of two bakers from Altamura (Apulia region) who put the local McDonald’s out of business by stealing away their customers, enticing them with the local version of fast food: delicious focaccia topped with goodies like fresh tomatoes, meats, and cheeses. Altamura is well known for its doughy delicacies. Road signs welcome visitors to ”The City of Bread” upon entering the city limits. The film was awarded the distinction as Best Picture from the Association of Italian Film Critics. Based on a true story chronicled in a 2006 New York Times article “The Bread Is Famously Good, but It Killed McDonald’s,” the tale of two bakers able to defeat a McDonald’s has become the stuff of legends. Introduction and Q&A with Dr. Patrizia La Trecchia (USF Italian Program). Admission is free. Espresso, dolci, and popcorn will be available for purchase.

FESTA SATURDAY

Saturday, April 16, 2011 from 10am to 6pm

In Centennial Park located between 18th and 19th Street along 8th Avenue (in the historic Ybor City district of Tampa, Florida). Spend a day with your entire family and enjoy such entertaining activities as the annual Bocce Ball Invitational Tournament, the Homemade Vino Competition, the Italian Idol singing competition and shopping the Ybor Saturday Fresh Market.

FESTA SUNDAY

Sunday, April 17, 2011 from 11:30am to 6:30pm (Sunday Mass: 10:15am at The Italian Club) Centennial Park located between 18th and 19th Street along 8th Avenue (in the historic Ybor City district of Tampa, Florida) Festa Italiana on Sunday is the pinnacle of the annual Festa Italiana celebration that is a gathering of authentic tastes, sights and sounds straight from Italy. Attendees will enjoy the finest cuisines from over thirty of the Tampa Bay area’s top restaurants and caterers. The Main Stage will offer some of the world’s greatest entertainers, singers and dancers. Festa Italiana kicks off with Sunday Mass Procession followed by food, entertainment, cooking competitions and classes, grape stomping along with a children’s area and a cultural and genealogy area.

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Screening of FOCACCIA BLUES at Cinema Italiano!

Screening of FOCACCIA BLUES at Cinema italiano!

Friday, April 15 · 7:00pm

Italian Club of Tampa, Ybor City, 1731 E 7th Avenue, Tampa, FL

The film “Focaccia Blues” (2009) directed by Nico Cirasola is the story of two bakers from Altamura (Apulia region) who put the local McDonald’s out of business by stealing away their customers, enticing them with the local version of fast food: delicious focaccia topped with goodies like fresh tomatoes, meats, and cheeses.

Altamura is well known for its doughy delicacies. Road signs welcome visitors to ‘‘The City of Bread’’ upon entering the city limits. The film was awarded the distinction as Best Picture from the Association of Italian Film Critics. Based on a true story chronicled in a 2006 New York Times article “The Bread Is Famously Good, but It Killed McDonald’s,” the tale of two bakers able to defeat a McDonald’s has become the stuff of legends.

Introduction and Q&A with USF Professor Patrizia La Trecchia.

Admission is free.

Espresso, dolci and popcorn will be available for purchase.

For more questions, you may also contact the Italian Club of Tampa at (813) 248-3316 or alice@italian-club.org.

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Piero Rivolta Lecture 3/29 at 6pm

The USF ITALIAN PROGRAM has the pleasure of inviting you to the following lecture:

Italian poet, real-estate developer, and yacht builder Mr. PIERO RIVOLTA will be speaking Tuesday March 29th at the USF Marshall Center 4103 at 6PM!

Q&A will follow with the author moderated by Dr. Patrizia La Trecchia (Assistant Professor, USF Italian Program)

Do not miss this unique opportunity to attend a fascinating lecture and to meet the son of Renzo Rivolta, the founder of the car manufacturer Iso Rivolta, known for the iconic egg-shaped Isetta ‘bubble car’ designed in the fifties and recognized and loved worldwide!

Do not miss this unique opportunity and amazing event brought to you by the USF ITALIAN PROGRAM.

We thank you for your interest and support!

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Distinguished Scholar W.J.T Mitchell at the University of South Florida, Thursday, March 24, FAH 101, 7:00PM

The USF ITALIAN PROGRAM receives and is pleased to announce the following USF lecture:

W.J.T Mitchell

2010-2011 Golding Lecture Series, School of Art and Art History, USF

Thursday, March 24, FAH 101, 7:00 pm

“Idolatry:  Nietzsche, Blake, Poussin”

This lecture aims at a diagnosis of the return of idolatry and its “evil twin,” iconoclasm, in contemporary global political culture, and especially in the contemporary tendency to conceive of war in religious, Manichean terms, as a struggle between Good and Evil. Working through the transvaluations of the idolatry/iconoclasm complex in the philosophy of Nietzsche (Twilight of the Idols and Thus Spake Zarathustra) and the paintings of William Blake, the lecture stages a re-reading of Nicholas Poussin’s classic “scenes of idolatry” in The Adoration of the Golden Calf (London: National Gallery) and The Plague at Ashdod (Paris, The Louvre).  This reading is designed to overturn the canonical view of Poussin as a conventional moralizer whose pictures endorse the brutal iconoclasm mandated by the Second Commandment, and reveal him (as in Blake’s description of John Milton) as “a true poet, and of the devil’s party.”   The lecture concludes with a return to contemporary scenarios of ethnic cleansing in the war for possession of the “holy land” of Israel-Palestine.

W. J. T. Mitchell is Professor of English and Art History at the University of Chicago. He is editor of the interdisciplinary journal, Critical Inquiry, a quarterly devoted to critical theory in the arts and human sciences. A scholar and theorist of media, visual art, and literature, Mitchell is associated with the emergent fields of visual culture and iconology (the study of images across the media). He is known especially for his work on the relations of visual and verbal representations in the context of social and political issues. Under his editorship, Critical Inquiry has published special issues on public art, psychoanalysis, pluralism, feminism, the sociology of literature, canons, race and identity, narrative, the politics of interpretation, postcolonial theory, and many other topics. He has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Guggenheim Fellowship, the Morey Prize in art history given by the College Art Association of America, and the James Russell Lowell Prize of the Modern Language Association. In 2003, he received the University of Chicago’s prestigious Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching. His publications include: “The Pictorial Turn,” Artforum, March 1992; “What Do Pictures Want?” October, Summer 1996; Cloning Terror: The War of Images, 9/11 to the Present (2011); Critical Terms for Media Studies (2011, edited with Mark Hansen); What Do Pictures Want? (2005); The Last Dinosaur Book: The Life and Times of a Cultural Icon (1998); Picture Theory (1994); Art and the Public Sphere (1993); Landscape and Power (1992); Iconology (1987); The Language of Images (1980); On Narrative (1981); and The Politics of Interpretation (1984).

PLEASE NOTE: On Friday March 25, from 10:00am to 11:30, Mitchell will also hold a workshop for faculty and graduate students. In the workshop, we will have the opportunity to follow up on the questions and thoughts provoked by the Thursday lecture, and to discuss a recent paper by Mitchell entitled “Migration, Law, and the Image.”  It is closely related to the themes Mitchell will address in his public lecture, and discusses some recent works of art at the end. If you are planning to attend, please notify the contact below.

For further questions, please contact:

Gloria Quigley, Academic Specialist

University of South Florida School of Art and Art History

4202 East Fowler Ave. FAH 110

Tampa, FL  33620

phone: 813-974-9249

fax: 813-974-9266

gquigley@arts.usf.edu

Thank you!

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