A Letter from the Director

Executive Director, Dana Prescott, with Chloé at the Civitella Ranieri Center.

Photo by Chris Warde-Jones

 

Dear Civitellians,

 

As recently as two years ago I would be writing to you today to talk about the closing of the castle, the end-of-year cleaning, repairs, plastic sheets draped over furniture, inventory taking, and other chores of the season's end. 

 

Instead, with our ever growing winter session, Romana is still crafting delicious evening meals, the gardens are still producing vegetables, and the Civitella season is growing ever longer.  From a group studying Umbrian Food to our Boston Watercolorists to a tour of Literary Umbria, the apartments are still full and Castle life continues.  Many alumni have booked return trips to concentrate on solitary work, and, as always, we have a few groups planning a rendezvous reunion with their fellow Fellows. Diego Mencaroni, newly named Residency Director, supervises all the comings and goings with great efficiency and warmth.

 

Here in New York we are concentrating on the upcoming Visual Arts jury, our plans for 2019, the 25th anniversary of Civitella, our Board meeting, and the day to day of fundraising, publications, alumni events, and the spring Audit.

 

At the center of all our work, East or West, are the many memories of the four wonderful groups we had the pleasure of getting to know this past year as well as a heart warming satisfaction and anticipation for the next season ahead.  Stay in touch!  Visit!

 

With all best wishes as we approach the holiday season,

 

Dana

Executive Director, Dana Prescott, with Chloé at the Civitella Ranieri Center.

Photo by Chris Warde-Jones