Archive for January, 2011

Presentation in Phoenix, AZ

January 30th, 2011
Edmund

Hello! I will be making a presentation in the Phoenix area on February 3rd, 6:30 PM at the Shemer Art Center and Museum, 5005 E. Camelback Road. Artist Julie Pollard, who will be teaching at La Romita from June 6th to June 20th, will be our host. http://www.shemerartcenterandmuseum.org/visit My presentation will include slides and videos and a talk about full immersion in Italian culture; where art meets serendipity. If you think you might be able to make it, please call me (1-800-519-2297) or call Julie

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La Romita visits Littleton, Colorado

January 22nd, 2011
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La Romita is having the first 2011 information session in Littleton, Colorado on January 30th from 14:00 to 16:00. All are welcome to attend to learn more about La Romita and instructor Arlene Krogstad. The event will be graciously hosted by former LR participant Marcy Crowl, Ben and Enza will be in Colorado to speak to people interested in attending La Romita and especially Arlene Krogstad’s “Excursions in art: Umbrian Hilltowns” art workshop that will run from August 17 to August 31, 2011. It will

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Sugo al Pomodoro

January 18th, 2011
Pasta Al Pomodoro

Sugo Al Pomodoro is the quintessential Italian tomato sauce. With a list of only 3 ingredients, its flavor is largely dependent on their quality. Fortunately, it has become easier and easier to find good quality ingredients in American super markets! Obviously, tomatoes are the focal ingredient, so the most care should be made in selecting them. Sometimes supermarkets will stock different brands of tomatoes in their ethnic foods aisle. Often, the better tasting tomatoes are cheaper than the core American brands! Sugo al Pomodoro This

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The New Website!

January 6th, 2011
Edmund

Welcome back, friends of La Romita! As you see here, the website has been renovated and updated and made thoroughly more useful by the work of two of our family members. Alessandro Quargnali Linsley and Amina Quargnali Diehl are the son and daughter of Enza’s sister Paola Quargnali, who passed away in 2003. Enza and Paola made La Romita what it is today by their hard work and total dedication to the idea of real cross-cultural exchange between Italy and the US.  Sandro is a

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Perguia In Winter

January 6th, 2011
Amina in Perugia

Ciao tutti! By way of introduction, I’m Amina Quargnali-Diehl. My relationship to La Romita School of Art is as follows: I’m a member of LRSA’s Board of Directors, and the daughter of Paola Quargnali, Enza’s sister. Paola died in 2003, but for many years was an equal partner with Enza in running LRSA. My brother Alessandro, also an integral  part of La Romita School and a Board member, is the School’s web-guru and the architect of all things Internet and social-media related. Yeah Sandro for

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