I was asked to speak at Belmont University March 21, 2015 on “La Bella Vita: How Italian Culture Has Influenced my Art” as part of the International Awareness Events sponsored by the Dept of Foreign Languages. I’m pleased to say that the room was packed with over 65 people. It was fun and hopefully the attendees enjoyed it. Thank you Dr. Francesca Maria Muccini, Associate Professor of Italian, who often donates her spare time to tutor people who want to continue speaking Italian like me. Grazie mille, Francesca!