Originally from the US, Pamela Morton has lived in France (Aix-en-Provence and Marseille) for 25 years. Pamela teaches studio art and art history for American university programs in Aix. She trained in art restoration in Italy and has a background in museum work as a curatorial assistant and program director. She is also an artist working in mixed media -- drawing and painting. She attended Bennington College and California College of the Arts. She's worked as the on-site director for a study abroad program and for educational programs including the Smithsonian, Alumni International and Cultural Experiences Abroad. She's taught for Northwestern University, Oberlin College, and the Marchutz School of Art (Aix). As an art historian, Pamela is endlessly fascinated by the local culture, the archaeology, history, and architecture of the region as well as its monuments and museums. As a painter, she is intrigued by the light and colors of this southern realm, the Midi, where so many artists lived and worked. Her two favorite artists from Provence are Cézanne and van Gogh.
Laura has been working in the field of arts and culture at an international level. Her Master's degree in hand, she implemented projects and managed artists for more than six years and has worked as a cultural mediator for museums in France and contemporary art events. Since her childhood, she has also been fascinated by literature and has written novels and poetry along with a practise of signing Soul and Jazz Music. She is also especially interested in languages, and was lucky enough to master eight of them to get closer to the different cultures she met.Currently, she is working on an touring circus on a sailboat in SouthWest Asia, a graffiti festival in Togo, as well as an artist residency open to Deaf artists and public. Laura looks forward to sharing her passion by interacting with the visitors and the populations, and to develop a common knowledge.
Faustine was born in Nice in 1980 and fell under the spell of Marseille a decade ago . Passionate about arts, history and humanity, she graduated with a bachelor degree in English language, literature and civilization, that she completed working for the British Council at Pimlico School in 2004. She worked many years in the fields of education and artistic activities, gaining experience as a cultural mediator. Her strong interest to transmission, sharing and learning from each other led her to obtain her French National guiding license in 2017. Turned towards communication she studies French Sign Language, and attends theatre courses. She likes to bring visitors to sharpen their curiosity and develop a bright new gaze on treasures surrounding everyday life, especially in the South of France.
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Noailles and La Vieille Charité
Aix Cathedral and Cours Mirabeau
Vieux Lyon, Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière, Roman Theater, Presqu'île, and Lyon Cathedral