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February 26, 2020 Italian Language Meetiing

February 26, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

When: February 26, 2020
Speaker: Annalisa Bellerio
Topic: Leonardo Da Vinci: Cinque secoli di un mito

About the Speaker:

Annalisa Bellerio is an Italian journalist, editor and writer. After graduating in History of Art from the University of Pavia, she worked in publishing as editor-in-chief, copywriter, published author and consultant for Italian publishers, magazines and literary agencies. In Milan, the city where she comes from and returns every year on vacation, Annalisa has also worked as a teacher of Italian language, Literature and History, as a guide for art exhibitions and as a volunteer in a middle school specialized for disabled children.

In the United States, where she has lived for six years, she is an Italian language teacher at South Seattle College and Bellevue College. She has been certified “Competent Communicator” by Toastmasters International and “Docent” by Bellevue Arts Museum, where she works as a volunteer.

His paintings have been exhibited in private and collective exhibitions.

About the Presentation:

Leonardo da Vinci
Cinque secoli di un mito

Cinquecento anni dopo la sua morte, Leonardo continua ad attirare folle di visitatori, a sfidare studiosi e biografi, e a ispirare scrittori, artisti e visionari di tutto il mondo. Milioni di pagine sono state scritte su di lui nel corso dei secoli, ma la sua persona rimane ancora in gran parte avvolta nel mistero. In questo incontro esploreremo la vita e le opere, il contributo innovativo e l’eredità culturale di questa icona del Rinascimento italiano, che ha posto domande cruciali e trovato risposte spesso centinaia di anni in anticipo sui tempi.

Leonardo da Vinci
A Five-Century Lasting Myth

Five hundred years after his death, Leonardo continues to attract crowds of visitors, to challenge scholars and biographers, and to inspire novelists, artists, and visionary innovators around the world. Despite the millions of pages written about him over the centuries, his person still remains mostly shrouded in mystery. In this meeting we will explore the life and works, the innovative contribution and cultural heritage of this Renaissance man icon, who asked crucial questions and found answers often hundreds of years ahead of his time.


February 26, 2020
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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St. James Cathedral Pastoral Outreach Center
907 Columbia St
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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2021-2022 Season

Live Meeting COVID Guidelines

Even as COVID variants continue to plague the population, we are trying to return to offering live meetings for Dante this season. We’ve all been longing for a return to shared meals, and since this is foundational to Dante activities, we want to make it possible. Following the guidelines and regulations now in place by many workplaces, public venues and community groups, the Dante Board of Directors has agreed to the guidelines listed below as an acceptable plan to keep us as safe as possible when meeting in person. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused by these regulations and will continue to stay current as the season evolves. If things get better, we may be able to loosen up the current plans. But meanwhile, we ask that Dante members and those from our wider mailing list cooperate with the plans as outlined below. These are also in keeping with the rules provided by St. Clements, our new residence.

1) Mandatory proof of full vaccination is required for anyone attending any live Dante Meeting. This applies to members, presenters, cooks and guests. Please bring a photo or photocopy of your COVID card with you when you come to any meeting. Dante is not set up to offer secure web-site proof, where you can upload a photo, as some workplaces are able to do. Please just bring the photo on your phone or a photocopy of the card with you. We will make the check-in process as streamlined as possible, hopefully needing to screen your proof only once.

2) Obviously – please do not attend if you have been exposed to COVID, or are experiencing any symptoms of illness. We will make best efforts to record the presentations so that those who cannot attend in person can enjoy them afterwards. There will also be a few meetings presented on ZOOM instead of live this season, for all to enjoy like last year.

3) Masks should be worn at all times at meetings except when seated for dining. This roughly follows the current Washington State rules for indoor restaurant dining and is in line with St. Clements current practice. We will have the windows and doors open as possible in our downstairs dining area. Presentations will take place in the upstairs sanctuary where there is more room for seating at distanced intervals. Presenters can unmask for their talks, as they will be distanced from those seated.

4) Those preparing and/or bringing food to meetings: please mask and wash hands in the preparation of food to be shared. Pre-Dante-Pasta chefs will stay masked in the kitchen. For anyone bringing antipasti or desserts: please portion for individual servings; avoid serving common dips, spreads etc. Food (including bread, cookies, etc) will be served with utensils. Hand sanitizer will be provided and we ask that we all use it each time we return to the table.

Thank you again for your understanding and observance of these guidelines. Let’s eliminate COVID contagion together!!!