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World Artists Experiences is pleased to present
Experience Italy: SEPTEMBER 25, 2017, 6:00-9:00pm
Location: Blue Heron Room, Quite Waters Park, Annapolis, Maryland
World Artists Experiences invites you to support peace and understanding of others through cultural exchange with an evening of Italian culture.
Please join us for this exciting first major fund-raising event to
support World Artists Experiences’ Mission of bridging the world’s
people and cultures across continents using the arts!
Experience Italy is organized to continue providing communities with
free concerts, educational programs, film festivals and many other
events which focus on citizen and cultural diplomacy.
Bring a friend and enjoy an evening of all things Italian – music, food,
entertainment including live auctions of an Italian vacation and a
dinner in your home by an Italian chef. Also bid on the many silent
auctions displayed at the event.
This event will assist in funding World Artists Experiences’ many
cultural events and performances in the community, schools and colleges.
It will, as well, broaden the mission of citizen and cultural diplomacy
to bridge people and cultures across the continents using the
international language of the arts.
TO REGISTER AND PURCHASE TICKETS AT $125 PER PERSON:
CALL 410 224 4429 BETWEEN HOURS OF 3 PM AND 9 PM.
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The Library of Congress’s African & Middle Eastern Division, Asian Division, and European Division cordially invite you to:
Presentation & Short Video: “Marco Polo and the Global Silk Roads,” followed by a Collections Display.
Thursday, September 28, 2017, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Dining Room A, LM-620, 6th floor, James Madison Building, located at 101 Independence Ave., SE, Washington, DC 20540. Metro stop: Capitol South.
The Library of Congress’ African and Middle Eastern Division, Asian Division, and European Division, in partnership with the Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute in Washington DC, present a talk and video presentation, “Marco Polo and the Global Silk Roads,” by artist and book author Lilya Pavlovic-Dear. A collections display will follow at 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. to showcase unique books and maps from the African and Middle Eastern Division, the Asian Division, the European Division, the Geography and Map Division, and the Rare Book & Special Collections Division.
This event is free and open to the public.
Our event will consist of a presentation and short video by the internationally renowned artist
and book author Lilya Pavlovic –Dear, followed by a display of books, documents, and maps
from the Library of Congress’s collections. In her video, artist Lilya Pavlovic – Dear
retraces the memory of Marco Polo’s travels to the east, connecting this history with the current
phenomenon of globalization through the idea of the Silk Roads. Her video is a collage of landscape paintings,
photographs, and historical documents associated with the countries along the Silk Roads; her book
Marco Polo on the Silk Road received the Grand Prix Botticelli from the Society of French Poets in 2008.
“In 1992, when it was celebrated 500 years of Columbus’s discovery of America, I searched for a
manuscript which inspired him to find a faster sea route to the East. I came upon the 13th century manuscript,
The Book of Wonders or Le Livres des Merveilles (original title). I have always admired Persian miniatures,
Buddha sculptures, delicate Chinese ink drawings, and Celadon porcelain. All those elements like pieces of a
puzzle fell into place and made a base for the inspiration to create 50 of my art works, which trace chronologically
through paintings, drawings and prints the Voyage of Marco Polo on the Silk Road.” (Lilya Pavlovic – Dear)