The husband-and-wife team of Joan and Ron Druett have devoted their careers to delving into maritime history through literature and art. Join us aboard The Gauguin as this award-winning author and internationally recognized artist each presents a series of lectures that entertainingly showcase their expertise in the field.
m/s Paul Gauguin
Caroline Boyle-Turner was born in Chicago and holds a BA in French Literature from Beloit College, a Masters Degree from Case Western Reserve University, and a PhD in Art History from Columbia University. She was also a Fulbright Fellow in France.
Caroline lived in Paris for eight years, working at the Centre Pompidou and teaching at the American University in Paris, and then in The Hague for five years, working as a guest curator at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. She also taught Art History at Rhode Island School of Design for 11 years.
Caroline has written eight books on Gauguin and his followers. Her latest book, Gauguin and the Marquesas: Paradise found?, was published in 2016, based on research carried out in the Marquesas, Tahiti, and Paris over 15 years. Her latest project was as the Curator for an exhibition on the art of Paul Sérusier, which was held at the National Museum of Kazakhstan, Astana, in the summer of 2018. She is also the president of the Paul Sérusier Committee, responsible for authenticating and writing the catalogue raisonné of his works.
Caroline wanted to bring Contemporary Art and artists to Pont-Aven, the village in Brittany (France) where Gauguin lived and developed so many of his avant garde ideas, and to bring art history alive for young art students. So she founded an art school in 1994 offering courses in Studio Art and Art History. She retired from running the school in 2008 in order to return to teaching, writing, and lecturing. She and her husband Hank live full-time in Pont-Aven and travel often to Polynesia to do research and to lecture aboard the m/s Paul Gauguin. They have two grown children, one a diplomat and the other an artist.
She will enrich your appreciation of our ship’s namesake when you join us aboard The Gauguin.
other guest hosts appearing on the m/s Paul Gauguin
A professional magician since 1998 and TV Star Magician in Brazil, Gustavo Vierini is skilled in illusion in all its forms. Be sure to be aboard as he brings his unique blend of magic and humor aboard select sailings of The Gauguin.
Accomplished Latin and ballroom dancers Ryno Van Den Berg and Elena Tokarenko have won high scores in prestigious competitions in Hong Kong, Russia, England, Taipei, South Africa, France, and beyond. Join us aboard The Gauguin for a performance by these highly accomplished and charismatic entertainers.
A professional astrologer with more than 30 years’ experience, Leslie McGuirk has appeared on radio and television and in magazines, and is a popular presenter and author. Join us aboard The Gauguin to discover the evolution of astrology, its place in history—and how it pertains to you.
Expect an extremely fun evening of dancing and singing when Marc and Abi come aboard! Don’t miss very special sailings of The Gauguin, as this talented duo performs an exciting musical explosion of upbeat classics through the decades.
A rising star among French magicians, Nicolas del Pozo perfected his skills in Las Vegas, where he met the greatest illusionists in the world. He since has dazzled audiences around the globe. See this mesmerizing show from this master of illusion aboard The Gauguin.
Jeff and Daleen Steichen are the creators and owners of Batch 206 Distillery located in downtown Seattle, Washington. Batch 206 Distillery is a true, small-batch artisan facility, handcrafting products in small batches on a 1,000 liter, handmade custom Kothe still. They will join The Gauguin on the June 17, 2020, Society Islands & Tuamotus voyage and present seminars and tastings of their Pacific Northwest handcrafted spirits.
Award-winning chef Jean-Robert de Cavel has maintained a Mobil 5-star restaurant, opened several restaurants in the Cincinnati area, served as Chef-in-Residence at the Midwest Culinary Institute at Cincinnati State, and been named a Master Chef by Maîtres Cuisiniers de France. Join us aboard The Gauguin for a lecture and culinary demonstration by this acclaimed chef and entrepreneur.
A dynamic speaker who specializes in Pacific Island cultural arts, Dr. Teri Sowell is a distinguished researcher, author, and teacher. She also has curated many art exhibitions nationwide. Join us aboard The Gauguin as Teri weaves together threads of past and present traditions in a series of lively lectures that will enrich your cultural experience.
One of the UK’s most in-demand singers, Jonny Ross performs a varied repertoire designed to delight audiences of all ages. Join us aboard The Gauguin for live performances by this talented singer.
A native of Montréal, Canada, Pascale Guertin is a well-rounded musician who was born to sing. Join us aboard The Gauguin, as this talented artist performs Remembering Edith Piaf and From Argentina with Love.
The Rolling Keys Duo (Sarah Watson and Will Stead) are two session musicians who have crafted a sound that has proven successful all over the world. Join us aboard select sailings of The Gauguin for a toe-tapping performance of popular classics from the Fifties to current chart hits.
Kim Stare Wallace has been passionate about the wine industry since her father founded Dry Creek Vineyard in 1972. Don quickly learned every aspect of the business upon marrying Kim. Join us aboard The Gauguin for the couple’s presentation on Dry Creek Vineyard and a tasting of their excellent wines.