The Indy/Venice Biennale Connection

Hello Everyone!

The upcoming trip  students are making to Italy is going to give me a chance to exercise my imagination BIG time! In some ways serving as the “Indy Connection” in partnership with Alberto is the best way for an artist/educator to experience the Biennale because the young people visiting Rome and Venice will view the places and spaces from a very different perspective than I might. That’s what learning is all about, right? I am most excited about the unlimited opportunities for students to visually explore the amazing history associated with this ancient land.

I can’t wait to see pics and videos and hear student voices as they make new discoveries during their journey. Unfortunately, I won’t get to taste or smell the amazing Italian food in Rome or Venice – but, hope to get at least one really good description of their favorite food or meal on the trip. And………I plan to go to some local Italian ristorante to live vicariously through the Ponce and Indy team. (As my profile says, Italian food is one of my favorites).  I hope readers will join me in igniting their imaginations, revving up those taste buds, polishing the eye glasses (if you wear them) and getting ready for a true international adventure in Rome, Venice and of course the Biennale -  IMA (Hoosier), Ponce (Puerto Rican)and Italian (Venetian) style!

Ciao for now!


About Carol

Location: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Works In: Audience Engagement at the Indianapolis Museum of Art
Interests: Painting, reading and jewelry making
My favorite kind of movies: Comedy, documentary films, "sappy" love stories and romantic films and some action films. Really good horror films tend to make my heart race so I often avoid them.
Favorite Movies: "The Art of the Steal," "You've Got Mail," "Poltergeist" (This movie really was scary when it first came out - yes, really!)
Favorite Music: Definitely eclectic taste in music - "old school" music (please don't ask how old), Jazz, R & B, some Hip Hop and I also like Classical music (as in Bach and Mozart).
Favorite Food: My taste in food varies, I love both boiled and fried plantain because they provide the body with a lot of iron, curried chicken, hand-made pizza (and many other Italian dishes). Eat fruit and veggies whenever I feel the need and enjoy Indian and Ethiopian food from time to time.
What I hope to learn from this project: I hope to experience Italy and the Biennale remotely! It will be great fun to work with our Indy student host Alberto as we try to envision the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of this historical place. Can't wait to get the first message from our teams from Ponce and Indy – Ready, set, ... Wait for it…..!
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