On Friday, October 1 at 6:30 p.m., acclaimed artist and art historian, Frances D’atria-Romano will discuss the Egyptian Tomb of Perneb exhibit, part of the Egyptian collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art at 82nd Street and Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.

D’atria-Romano is a native Staten Island artist and educator whose artwork is based on Staten Island history and New York themes. Currently, she is teaching a painting class for the Retired Teachers Chapter of the Staten Island United Federation of Teachers (UFT), and planning trips for them to the many art clubs in Manhattan, such as the National Arts Club, Salmagundi Club, and The Pen and Brush Society. She works two evenings a week as a New Teacher Consultant and Salary Specialist with the UFT.

The 34-year veteran teacher/coordinator retired as Art Coordinator from New Dorp high school in June 2003, and finds that “retirement has been incredibly busy and fulfilling.” She also notes how important it is for retirees to learn while enjoying their retirements through the arts.

For more information on the artist, visit her Web site at: www.ferryart.com.

Ms. D’atria-Romano is a graduate of the former Richmond College, one of CSI’s predecessor colleges and currently serves as a board member of the CSI Alumni Association. Her event at the Metropolitan Museum is sponsored by the CSI Alumni Association and is open to the public; donations are requested at $12 per person. Please call Francine Raggi at (718) 982-2290 by September 22 to reserve your place in the Egyptian Tombs.