The idea behind the ArteProArte Committee came from Fabio Pucciarelli and Carla Paciaroni, two native Marchigiani, who have chosen to live and work in their territory, particularly after the seismic events that hit the region.
The Committee is involved exclusively in charitable projects and has in particular the goal of distributing funds derived from the organization of cultural and artistic events (such as concerts, photographic exhibitions, entertainment) for the repair, restoration, and restitution of works that are part of the artistic and / or cultural heritage and were damaged by the earthquake and are located in the areas of the Marche Region affected by the seismic events of 24 August, 2016.
Committee members are:
Born Tel Aviv
1994-96 BTEC in Design/Craft at Oxford CFE
1996-99 BA in Sculpture at Cheltenham College
2001-02 MA at Ruskin School of Drawing and Art, Oxford
Currently working as an artist/photographer and living in both Oxford and Le Marche
Carla Paciaroni was born in Macerata in 1960. She studied law at the University of Macerata where she graduated with full marks in 1983. She started her career as a lawyer immediately after graduation, and is still practising today.
Fabio Pucciarelli was born in 1968 in Amandola. He moved to Rome in 1987 to begin his university studies at the Luiss Guido Carli University – Law School – where he graduated with full marks in 1994.
He returned to Le Marche in 1995 and began his university career as a lecturer at the University of Macerata, and as a lawyer and English interpreter in Amandola, where he still works. Read more about Fabio on his website here: Domuslex.
Photo: Dirk Vogel
Carlo Maria Binni was born in Macerata in 1960. He studied law at the University of Macerata, where he graduated in 1983. He started working as a lawyer immediately after graduation, a career he resumed in 2004 after working for several years in an important industrial sector of the Marche region.
Giorgio Piergiacomi was born in Macerata in 1959. He studied Economics and Commerce at the University of Ancona, where he graduated in 1983. He started his accountancy career straight after graduation, and is still practising today.
Katie Norgrove has worked in the cultural heritage sector since she graduated in 1992 believing that creativity and a connection with the past is essential to our understanding of ourselves and being happy.
She lived in Marche permanently between 2005 and 2018 during which time she developed a deep affection for rich tapestry of living landspace, agriculture, architecture and art that make up this special corner of Italy. She is still a member of the Pro Loco of Monsampietro Morico.
Before the devastating earthquakes of 2016, she already had a real admiration for the spirit of close community which still thrives in the rural villages of Marche. That admiration has only grown as she has witnessed the determination and resilience of the Marchigiani to recover.
She hopes that by taking part in the Comitato she can give a small something back to Marche, which has given her so much.
Italy’s art and culture have long played an important part for Catherine Sofio in both her personal and professional life. Having studied Italian literature and art history at university, she has spent many years living and working in Italy. From her first job at the Vatican Library to teaching at the University of Macerata, she has had many experiences steeping in its rich cultural heritage.
Le Marche has been home for Catherine and her family since 2003. In discovering this region, she has learned about the important stuff of life. Pleasure– in beauty and celebration, and diligence – in collaboration and community. She sees the role of ArteProArte as blending these vital elements, and in doing so, helping to restore the gifts of this remarkable place.