Carnevale Celebration

Jan 20, 2013 2410

The Italian Cultural Institute of Louisville, Inc. (ICI) is presenting the seventh annual Carnevale Celebration on Tuesday, February 12, 6:30-9 p.m., at the Louisville Boat Club, 4200 River Road, Louisville. Guests are encouraged to wear masks or costumes to experience the magic of Italy's famous celebrations. Carnevaleis open to the public for $20 per person, OR $15 for ICI members.
Advance registration and payment required. Apply at www.icilouisville.org or call (502) 938-8830.
This colorful event includes musical entertainment by the Louisville Mandolin Orchestra. A wine bar and antipasti will prepare the palate for the dessert tables filled with a wondrous array of treats straight from "nonna's" secret recipes.
A special guest will be Paola DeMarco, the Fashion Institute of Technology (NYC) student who won ICI's new $1,000 Carnevale Costume Design competition. Ms. DeMarco's design is being used to advertise Carnevale and as the centerpiece of a limited edition of mini posters and other products that will help support ICI projects.
Ms. DeMarco has a Minor in Art History and Italian and intends to obtain a Bachelor's degree in International Trade and Marketing. She plans to intern abroad next summer and ultimately to start her own design company.
"The people and the vibrant cultures around the world are what most inspire me," she said. "By studying International Trade, a designer is exposed to a fascinating new aspect of the industry and the apparel manufacturing world!"
The Italian Cultural Institute of Louisville (ICI) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit, community-based organization committed to the mission of celebrating and sharing Italy's unique history and culture through events and educational programs; such as, the annual spring film series, the monthly Biblioteca and Salotto di Clara, popular Cucina cooking demonstrations and a new seminar series on the vastly varied regions of Italy.
ICI is now proudly supporting regional artists, undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate scholars in their continuing study in fields of Italian culture through the annual scholarship/grant initiative. See www.icilouisville.org for details on this year's search for grant applications.

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