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!