Friday, March 23, 2007

An Afternoon with Italian Authors

An Afternoon with Italian Authors begins at 1 p.m. Sunday (25 March). James Divita and Carol Faenzi will combine stunning photography and inspirational storytelling from their respective books, the recently released Indianapolis Italians and the popular historical novel, The Stonecutter’s Aria.

This program, in Room 141 of Jordan Hall at Butler University in Indianapolis, is designed for all those who love Italian culture and especially art, architecture and the contributions Italians of all walks of life have made to the City of Indianapolis.

Ms. Faenzi’s program is entitled “The White Gold of Carrara” and she will share her own ancestral beginnings, that of her great grandfather who mastered gothic tracery in Carrara, Italy before moving the family to Indiana to carve in Indiana limestone.

Professor Divita, will present “Indianapolis Italians” featuring people and places that demonstrate cultural influences on the City’s art, architecture and music.

This two hour program will include refreshments and a book signing. The event is free and open to the public.

It is sponsored by the Italian Heritage Society of Indiana, is a non-profit organization consisting of persons of Italian descent dedicated to promoting the values and traditions of their Italian heritage.

For information, call Dr. Mary Grace Pennella, 317:508-3956.

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