Art+Culture Road Trips

face2face in the Alpilles

©Ric Kokotovich
©Ric Kokotovich

Summer is here and my brain cells and I are on vacation. I’m heading to Provence to experience the face2face exhibition at the 6th Annual Festival a-part, a contemporary art festival founded in 2010 by curator and collector Leila Voight. Forty-three renowned international artists, including work by artist Ric Kokotovich will come together from July 17th to August 29th, in towns and villages in the magical Alpilles including Les Baux de Provence, Le Paradou, Saint Etienne du Grès and Saint Rémy de Provence.
Each summer, the festival is attended by more than 120 000 people, and I’m
 looking forward to catching up to the inimitable Ms. Voight for my own face2face exchange with this passionate impressario. Vive la festival a-part!


In October 2012, I drove 6,800 kms with my artist husband, Ric Kokotovich (, and my dog Iggy, to spend 6 months in our adopted city of Merida. Leaving the fast paced world of Calgary behind, I packed my books, art and entrepreneurial spirit, and set off to explore what lay beyond the borders that had become my life. In October 2013 we hit the road south again, hoping to find out what ‘living the dream’ really means. This is my adventure.

2 comments on “face2face in the Alpilles

  1. Cherie Pittillo

    What a thought-provoking, inspiring, getaway for you and Ric! Congratulations to him and then to you to dive in with gusto!

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