Each of the 59 artists in this book--painters, sculptors, printers, photographers--is represented by four pages of full-color images and a personal narrative. The artists are grouped into two sections. In the first section, we see an identifiable aesthetic connection to the Italy of their ancestors. In the second, while the art may not necessarily evoke an ethnic connection, the artists' narratives tell us that their immigrant Italian culture informed them both personally and creatively.
A foreword to the book was written by Dr. Joseph Sciorra, Director of Academic and Cultural Programs at Queens College's John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, City University of New York. His remarks make clear that the artists in this volume are part of an ongoing cultural history.
The 59 artists featured are Brian Alterio, B. Amore, John Avelluto, Nancy Azara, Len Bellinger, Angelica Bergamini, Gianluca Bianchino, Serena Bocchino, Jeanne Brasile, Luci Callipari-Marcuzzo, Jennifer Cecere, Debra Claffey, Chris Costan, Joe Cultrera, Elisa D'Arrigo, Grace DeGennaro, Claudia DeMonte, Paul Fabozzi, Cianne Fragione, Milisa Galazzi, Diana González Gandolfi, Michelangelo Giaquinto, Antonietta Grassi, Margaret Lanzetta, D. Dominick Lombardi, Aldo Longo, Robert Maloney, Lloyd Martin, Joanne Mattera, Timothy McDowell, Thomas Micchelli, Sandi Miot, Patricia Miranda, Dario Mohr, Wayne Montecalvo, John Monti, Laura Moriarty, Pasquale Natale, Carolanna Parlato, Anna Patalano, Sheila Pepe, Victor Pesce, Don Porcaro, Lucio Pozzi, Paula Maenza Roland, Hugo Rizzoli, Patti Russotti, Lorenza Sannai, Karen Schifano, Mary Schiliro, Assunta Sera, Denise Sfraga, Tracy Spadafora, Roberta Tucci, Josette Urso, Charyl Weissbach, Mark Wethli, Carleen Zimbalatti, and Lisa Zukowski.