by Italian Culture Center of New Mexico   When Pia Lima came to New Mexico from California in 2012 she thought she would be vacationing for 3 months in Taos before proceeding to the East Coast - little did she know that 4 years later, two cultural associations and a score of International exchange agreements would translate into a...

In Italia la sua vicenda è poco conosciuta. Ma nel Far West la sua storia ha il sapore del mito. E adesso l'arcidiocesi di Santa Fe, riferisce l'agenzia Ansa, vorrebbe che Blandina Segale, la «suora più veloce del West» che nell'Ottocento confrontava banditi come Billy The Kid e aprì nella nuova frontiera americana ospedali e scuole, salisse al più...

by Michael Abatemarco  The realist paintings of Vincent Figliola, an award-winning former art director and creative advertising director, are tinged with a touch of the surreal. His Tchaikovsky's Sky, for instance, depicts a godlike conductor held aloft by clouds, and in one of his self-portraits, a ballerina in miniature dances gracefully on...

Los Angeles Consul General Giuseppe Perrone has appointed Cavaliere Lino Pertusini of Santa Fe as New Mexico's second Honorary Consul, working with Rosalba Maniaci to represent the Italian Consulate in our state.   The duties of the office of Honorary Consul range from the promotion of Italian language and culture to the promotion of trade b...

Santa Fe is jam-packed with entertaining activities all summer long. This year, a touch of Italy is being added to the menu, with this week's CineFesta Italia, a celebration of the film (and food) of Italy, as well as a monthlong cultural celebration. Santa Fean Lisa Contarino, executive director of the festival, explains that there's a connection...

CineFesta Italia is pleased to announce the 1st Annual Italian Film and Cultural Festival to take place during the month of June in charming Santa Fe, New Mexico. The event of films, artisanship, food and culture benefits local charities.   The opening weekend Film Fest, running Wednesday, June 1st, through Sunday, June 4th, is a celebration...

Consul General Perrone is going to pay his first official visit to New Mexico on April 14-16, during which he will be received by the Governor of the State, Susana Martinez.   The Consul General will meet with Italian individuals and associations in Santa Fe, Albuquerque and Taos in order to reinforce the Italian presence in the State and to...

by Russell Contreras   An Italian-born nun who confronted Billy the Kid, calmed angry mobs and helped open New Mexico territory hospitals and schools faced her first test for the long road to sainthood on Tuesday.   Supporters and researchers presented their case before the Archdiocese of Santa Fe at a ceremonial "first inquiry" in Al...