Arte al Sole Director Gianny Trutmann is a multicultural documentary filmmaker and passionate advocate for the arts as a channel for social change. His work has encompassed travel and social impact documentaries shedding light on local life and culture. Gianny loves the enduring moments Arte al Sole experiences create for families as they make international friends and discover new cultures. Gianny manages business operations for Arte al Sole, Italiakids, and Elaia Travel.
Our Program Coordinator Bess loves showing off the Eternal City in all its magnificence. After receiving her B.S. in Sociology from Loyola University of Chicago’s Campus in Rome, she never left! She taught English at Rome’s public elementary schools, still working with kids 20 years on. As a mother raising bilinqual children, she makes learning fun thru hands-on activities. Bess supports Arte al Sole families from our Rome office, organizing private tours and summer camps for families coming in from round the world.
Arts Curriculum Coordinator Bella studied Illustration at University of the Arts London, and has since pursued a career in arts education. Bella is the daughter of Arte al Sole founder Shannon Kenny. She spent the summers of her childhood as a student in the camps. She now brings her knowledge of this unique curriculum to her work managing the Italy private work shops and summer camp programs. In her own arts practice she enjoys printmaking and comic making. She is interested in surreal imagery as well as exploring the relationship between humans and animals. Have a look at Bella’s art portfolio here!