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Citta’ Aperta – Our Panelists

The Salone di Cultura is so pleased and thrilled to announce the following panelists for our June 23rd event happening at the Bata Shoe Museum as part of Italian Heritage Month

Esteemed professor and architect – Pina Petriconewww.gpaia.com 

Assistant Professor in Department of Communication Studies, York University and pop culture expert – Mark Hayward – www.conjunctur.es/hayward/ 

Moderated by Award-winning journalist and producer – Mary Wiens – http://www.cbc.ca/mediacentre/mary-wiens

Artistic Director and Co-Founder of the Italian Contemporary Film Festival – Cristiano DeFlorentiiswww.icff.ca

Executive Producer for Globe and Mail  – Angela Pacienzawww.twitter.com/angelapacienza

This is an RSVP event only. Please do so by purchasing tickets at: http://bit.ly/1Ian2vT

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Salone di Cultura – Citta’ Aperta – Join Us!

DANIELA NARDI’S ESPRESSO MANIFESTO PROUDLY PRESENTS…

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CITTA’ APERTA (OPEN CITY)
Music | Art | Letters | Talk | Cuisine – As Part of Italian Heritage Month

WHO: Daniela Nardi’s Espresso Manifesto
WHAT: Salone di Cultura: Citta’ Aperta (Open City) feat. Daniela Nardi, Mary Wiens, Lina Allemano, Massimo Bruno and more!
WHERE: Bata Shoe Museum, 327 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON
WHEN: Tuesday, June 23rd @ 7:00 pm
TICKETS: $75 RSVP in advance at bookings@espressomanifesto.com
WEBSITES: http://www.espressomanifesto.wordpress.com

TORONTO – DANIELA NARDI’S ESPRESSO MANIFESTO series returns with the announcement of Salone di Cultura: Citta’ Aperta (Open City), the fifth edition of a bold initiative by the musician/producer and artistic director, to raise the profile of contemporary Italian-Canadian culture in the 21st Century. Emulating the Italian Salon, the event – taking place on Tuesday, June 23rd at the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto, and officially part of Italian Heritage Month – celebrates contemporary Italian culture with an evening of culinary, artistic and cultural exploration with Italian-Canadian artists, creators and leading creative thinkers.

The fifth installment, Salone di Cultura: Citta’ Aperta (which means “open city”), will shine a light on the integration of the Italian diaspora into contemporary the Canadian cultural landscape, through the theme of “openness.” There have been many waves of Italians immigrating to Canada, one of them in the 1960s which introduced various aspects of the homeland. But now we’re experiencing a new wave of young professionals who are bringing their passion, expression, craft and identity to the table, all of which are contributing to a new creative class. The event is meant to explore the question, “Has the openness of a country like Canada helped to nurture a new Renaissance?”

The one-of-a-kind Salone di Cultura will open with a classic Italian aperitivo (a light, informal serving of food and drink) prepared by Pugliese chef Massimo Bruno, inspired by the foods of Rome. This will be followed by a musical performance of Daniela Nardi’s Espresso Manifesto, with special guest, jazz trumpeter, composer and improviser Lina Allemano. The artistic part of the evening will also include the shockingly beautiful, bronze creations of sculptor Julie Campagna. The second half of the night offers an interactive, moderated panel, including a cross-section of artistic and cultural

directors, broadcasters, politicians and artists to discuss the new emerging Renaissance. This panel will be moderated by the CBC’s Mary Wiens.

The Espresso Manifesto series has become a popular meet-and-greet event for all things Italian and for those interested in promoting the diversity of Canada and our great city of Toronto. To date there have been four editions of the Salone, each more successful than the last.

Daniela Nardi’s Espresso Manifesto gratefully acknowledges the generous support of Tibollo and Associates, National Congress of Italian Canadians and the Italian Cultural Institute.

ARTISTS & PANELISTS WEBSITES:

Daniela Nardi + Espresso Manifesto – Artistic Director of Salone di Cultura Lina Allemano – www.linaallemano.com
Massimo Bruno – www.massimobruno.com
Julia Campagna – www.campagnabronze.com

Mary Wiens – www.cbc.ca
Valentino Assenza (Poet) – valentinoassenza.wordpress.com
Cristiano DiFlorentiis – Artistic Director Italian Contemporary Film Festival — www.icff.ca

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Salone di Cultura – Citta’ Aperta – Join Us!

Join us on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 for a spectacular cultural event celebrating Italian Heritage Month in the heart of Toronto.

ESPRESSO MANIFESTO PRESENTS: SALONE DI CULTURE – CITTA’ APERTA (OPEN CITY) 

WHO: Daniela Nardi’s Espresso Manifesto
WHAT: Salone di Cultura: Citta’ Aperta (Open City) feat. Daniela Nardi, Mary Wiens, Lina Allemano, Massimo Bruno and more!
WHERE: Bata Shoe Museum, 327 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON
WHEN: Tuesday, June 23rd @ 7:00 pm
TICKETS: $75 RSVP in advance at bookings@espressomanifesto.com
WEBSITES: http://www.espressomanifesto.wordpress.com

TORONTO – DANIELA NARDI’S ESPRESSO MANIFESTO series returns with the announcement of Salone di Cultura: Citta’ Aperta (Open City), the fifth edition of a bold initiative by the musician/producer and artistic director, to raise the profile of contemporary Italian-Canadian culture in the 21st Century. Emulating the Italian Salon, the event – taking place on Tuesday, June 23rd at the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto, and officially part of Italian Heritage Month – celebrates contemporary Italian culture with an evening of culinary, artistic and cultural exploration with Italian-Canadian artists, creators and leading creative thinkers.

The fifth installment, Salone di Cultura: Citta’ Aperta (which means “open city”), will shine a light on the integration of the Italian diaspora into contemporary the Canadian cultural landscape, through the theme of “openness.” There have been many waves of Italians immigrating to Canada, one of them in the 1960s which introduced various aspects of the homeland. But now we’re experiencing a new wave of young professionals who are bringing their passion, expression, craft and identity to the table, all of which are contributing to a new creative class. The event is meant to explore the question, “Has the openness of a country like Canada helped to nurture a new Renaissance?”

The one-of-a-kind Salone di Cultura will open with a classic Italian aperitivo (a light, informal serving of food and drink) prepared by Pugliese chef Massimo Bruno, inspired by the foods of Rome. This will be followed by a musical performance of Daniela Nardi’s Espresso Manifesto, with special guest, jazz trumpeter, composer and improviser Lina Allemano. The artistic part of the evening will also include the shockingly beautiful, bronze creations of sculptor Julie Campagna. The second half of the night offers an interactive, moderated panel, including a cross-section of artistic and cultural

directors, broadcasters, politicians and artists to discuss the new emerging Renaissance. This panel will be moderated by the CBC’s Mary Wiens.

The Espresso Manifesto series has become a popular meet-and-greet event for all things Italian and for those interested in promoting the diversity of Canada and our great city of Toronto. To date there have been four editions of the Salone, each more successful than the last.

Daniela Nardi’s Espresso Manifesto gratefully acknowledges the generous support of Tibollo and Associates, National Congress of Italian Canadians and the Italian Cultural Institute.

ARTISTS & PANELISTS WEBSITES:

Daniela Nardi + Espresso Manifesto – Artistic Director of Salone di Cultura Lina Allemano – http://www.linaallemano.com
Massimo Bruno – http://www.massimobruno.com
Julia Campagna – www.campagnabronze.com

Mary Wiens – http://www.cbc.ca
Valentino Assenza (Poet) – valentinoassenza.wordpress.com
Cristiano DiFlorentiis – Artistic Director Italian Contemporary Film Festival — http://www.icff.ca

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For more information, photos, mp3s, advanced CD copies, interviews, please contact:

Contact Info:

Daniela Nardi, Artistic Director

Media Contact:
Beverly Kreller – SPEAK Music bev@speak-music.com
416.922.3620
Twitter: @SPEAKMusicPR
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/beverly.kreller

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PAST EVENTS

SALONE DI CULTURA: LETTURA – THURSDAY OCTOBER 16th

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ESPRESSO MANIFESTO PRESENTS

Salone di Cultura: Lettura

at Massimo Bruno’s Kitchen Studio – 501 King Street East, Toronto ON 

Thursday October 16th, 2014 – 6:30 Doors Open | 7pm Event Begins

Tickets: $75 (includes cocktail style dinner + wine) –

RSVP event only!  Click on THIS to Purchase TIX & RSVP 

This October sees the kick off to a new Salone di Cultura series, with the launch of a fascinating exploration of the influence of a traditional skill. We are proud to present to you, “Embroidered Stories: Interpreting Women’s Domestic Needlework from the Italian Diaspora”

“Embroidered Stories” (University Press of Mississippi) is an interdisciplinary collection of creative work by authors of Italian origin and academic essays. The creative works from thirty-seven contributors include memoir, poetry and visual arts while the collection as a whole explores a multitude of experiences about and approaches to needlework and immigration from a transnational perspective, spanning the late nineteenth century to late twentieth century. This is the first book and anthology on needlework in the Italian diaspora and features a unique combination of creative works inspired by the material culture and the critical readings of the material culture.

At the centre of this book are the representations of Italian immigrant women’s domestic needlework. The book explores the many processes by which a simple object, or even the memory of that object, becomes something else through literary, visual, performative, ethnographic, or critical reimagining. While primarily concerned with representations and interpretations of needlework rather than the needlework itself—its origins, design patterns, and techniques—the editors and the contributors to Embroidered Stories remain mindful of its history and its associated cultural values, which Italian immigrants brought with them to the United States, Canada, Australia, and Argentina, and passed on to their descendants.

The presentation on October 16th will feature 6 writers from the anthology. These authors include: Edivige Giunta (editor), Louise DeSalvo, Joanna Clapps Herman, Maria Mazziotti Gillan and from Toronto Gianna Patriarca. As well, audience involvement is integral to the Salone di Cultura so, this particular event will be interactively moderated in a Q&A format by CBC’s Senior Producer/Broadcaster for Metro Morning, Ms Mary Wiens.

The culinary brilliance of chef Massimo Bruno will include a cocktail style dinner prepared and inspired by the regions discussed in the anthology “Embroidered Stories”

This is an RSVP event only. Purchase of tickets ensures one’s reservation — Click on THIS to Purchase TIX & RSVP 

More about the particpants for Salone di Cultura: Lettura:

Embroidered Stories – http://bit.ly/1xz9aqn

CBC’s Ms. Mary Wiens — http://bit.ly/1xz9o0I

Massimo Bruno – http://www.massimobruno.com

Espresso Manifestohttp://www.espressomanifesto.com

INFO on EVENT:

WHAT: Salone di Cultura: Lettura presents “Embroidered Stories”

WHERE: Massimo Bruno’s Kitchen Studio – 507 King Street East, Toronto ON

WHEN: Thursday October 16th, 6:30pm Doors Open | 7:00pm Event Begins

TICKETS: $75.00 includes cocktail style dinner + dessert + wine and espresso

***BE SURE TO PURCHASE TICKETS TO RSVP FOR THIS EVENT*** 

Click on THIS to Purchase TIX & RSVP 

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Maria Piacente, Our Moderator for June 12th

Our style usually for the Salon, is to have a panel discussion on the subject which is being presented that evening. This time, we are doing things up a little differently. With the help of Ms. Maria Piacente of Lord Cultural Resources, each artist will present their work and then Maria will interview and then lead a little Q&A with the artist and audience.

Who is Maria Piacente? One smart cookie and we are very grateful and lucky to have her as part of our Salone on June 12th…..take a gander below to know more about her….

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As Vice President of Exhibitions, Maria specializes in interpretive planning, content development and project management for cultural projects of all sizes, ranging in scope from art to science to history. Maria has shared her expertise throughout North America, Western Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Her experience includes many different museum types such as archeology, history, culture, children’s museum, health, science, literature and corporate museums. Grounded in current museological theory, Maria’s global experience enables her to incorporate both conceptual and curatorial aspects with leading-edge technological applications, ensuring an exciting and enriching visitor experience within operational realities.

Maria holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Archaeology and Near Eastern History and a Master’s degree in Museum Studies, both from the University of Toronto. Prior to joining Lord Cultural Resources in 1997, Maria worked at the Royal Ontario Museum providing interpretive planning, research coordination, registration and script writing.

Maria’s interpretive plans and exhibit concepts are highly responsive to curatorial and collections concerns as well as the specific needs of diverse audiences. She works effectively with museum staff, architects, designers, engineers and multimedia experts to coordinate and plan all communicative elements of exhibitions. As an interpretive planner, Maria bridges the gap between ideas and the production of workable documents used for the fabrication and installation of exhibitions.

Maria is responsible for project management, overseeing fabrication and multimedia production as well as maintaining quality, schedule and budget. As an information manager, she organizes and manages curatorial information to ensure that the interpretive vision for the exhibition is accurately reflected. Her commitment to maintaining a high degree of authenticity and curatorial integrity provides the basis for excellence in exhibitions

Read more about Lord Cultural Resources at www.lord.ca 

Purchase tickets for the event at: http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/espresso-manifesto-presents-salone-di-cultura-tickets-11617256527

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