Edmund Zimmerman Talks Artistic Treasures at March Meeting – March 9

Edmund Zimmerman Talks About Artistic Treasures of Umbria at the El Cerrito Art Association March Meeting Edmund Zimmerman will show slides and talk about the artistic treasures of Umbria at the monthly El Cerrito Art Association meeting at 7:00 pm on March 9 at the El Cerrito Community Center.

Edmund Zimmerman is the Director and writer in residence at the La Romita School of Art in Terni, Italy.  He majored in Creative Writing at San Francisco State University, studying with Michael Palmer and Mark Linenthal.  He worked as a lyricist, vocalist, and musician in San Francisco before moving to Rome Italy, where he spent a year touring as an actor with the Opera Theater of Rome in Verdi’s La Traviata.  His interests have always revolved around the creative arts…in ten years in Rome he worked as a performer, producer, musician, curator, and promoter and founded the ongoing multi-ethnic concert series “Roma Encontra il Mundo” for the city of Rome.  A book of his poetry was published in 2009 featuring illustrations by Enza Quargnali, (the founder of the La Romita School).

The title of his talk is “Central Italian Campanilisti: Culture Between the Bell Towers.” Campanilisti are people whose world view is centered on the ancient cities and villages in which they live – as far as they can see from their local bell towers.  Edmund will show slides and talk about the artistic treasures found in some better known, but mostly lesser known, locations in Umbria, focusing on artists who visited Umbria and left their marks – and innovations – and on the home-grown artists of the Umbrian school.

The March 9 meeting will be held in the Garden Room of the El Cerrito Community Center, 7007 Moeser Lane, El Cerrito. The evening begins at 7:00 pm with social time and a “mini art show” of members’ work. A brief business meeting is held at 7:30, followed by the speaker.

El Cerrito Art Association meetings are open to the public, and visitors and new members are always welcome. For further information about this program, contact Barbara Daniell at 510-277-6996 or bdaniell1943@gmail.com. For more information about the Association, see www.elcerritoart.org. The Community Center is handicapped-accessible