8 1/2 x 11 Newsletter, Vol. 21, No. 41, April 28, 2011
Rome, Italy's La Settimana della Cultura (Culture Week) featured a talk by Franco Sciannameo, director of the BXA Intercollege Degree programs, and Don Marinelli, ETC executive producer. The topic of discussion was the animated work BALLI PLASTICI, created by ETC students last year as a "re-imagining" of the 1918 marionette ballet by Italian Futurist artist Fortunato Depero.
Madeleine Barnes, a junior BHA student majoring in creative writing and fine arts, recently won the Women's Press Club of Pittsburgh's Gertrude Gordon Writing Contest, funded by the Pittsburgh Foundation. Barnes won the $2,000 prize for writing a deadline news feature story based on information gathered from a one-hour interview with the TypewriterGirls, a literary and performance art troupe in Pittsburgh. The contestants then had to write a news article within two hours. The entries were judged by three local journalists.