The Italian American Museum Presents a Book Party Thurs July 10th 2014 @ 6:30pm for
SO YOU WANNA BE ITALIAN?
An Artist’s Journey Exploring Her Roots
By Anna Filameno
Introduction by Gerald Meyer, Co-Chairman of the Vito Marcantonio Forum
Book Presentation by Anna Filameno
Reading by Roberto Ragone, Co-Chairman of the VMF
Reading by LuLu LoLo Pascale, East Harlem Performance Artist
So You Wanna Be Italian? – An Artist’s Journey Exploring Her Roots is a series of vignettes on various famous Italian ﬁgures who have had inﬂuence on the life of Anna Filameno. Anna gives us a unique experience as she explores her Italian roots. Each page has a beautiful background graphic art illustration that helps tell the story of each vignette.
Through a tour-de-force of powerful images and experiences, sometimes dreamlike and poetic, sometimes biographical, we learn the potent force Italian figures such as Valentino, Fellini, Sinatra, Anna Magnani, Aradia “la strega”… and many others had on her life… how in exploring her relation to them Anna more fully realized her relationship to herself… and how we can be inspired to do the same in our own lives.
The author will be giving a book presentation that includes readings by performance artists at the Italian American Museum… Don’t miss it!
Thursday, July 10th
Suggested donation of $10 per person
Italian American Museum
155 Mulberry Street
(Corner of Grand and Mulberry Streets)
New York, NY 10013
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