th October. The theme for the show is "Trees",
using oils, acrylics, conte and aquarel.
You will be familiar with Johanna’s lovely work . Brigida is a professional illustrator, having graduated
from the University of Art in Hertenbosch, Holland. She has illustrated several children’s books and her Kaas &
Koos characters are well known, having been shown on the Dutch Television series of Sesame Street for over a decade. Most
recently, her stories of The Beach-Comber have been added to this programme.
I think it was Andy W who photographed something for 12 hours. Or was it 24? Anyway Pantheon director Petros
Lapithi has organized "Urban Sprawl" and from 12 noon tomorrow (Saturday) until midnight our top drawer contemporary artists
will create and create in the moat next to Eleftheria Square, Nicosia.
A Happening? An Architectural Moment? A Twilight Transition?
Whatever! It should be the liveliest art event since Vicky Pericleous invaded a shoe shop on the Green Line
earlier in the summer. Vicky will be there too plus nothing but the best of our contemporaries.
Cyprus represented in Art Symposium in Latvia
Fine artist and teacher Nicholas Panayi was invited to participate in the annual international "Valmiera Art
Symposium 2006" that took place this summer in the Latvian city of culture, Valmiera.
Some of the objectives of this symposium were to encourage the interaction of different art forms and of different
artists with their varied backgrounds and experiences so as to create a multicultural language that in turn would be understood
not only by the artists themselves but also by the public.
In order to achieve that, the city counsel offered venues for the different events where people would come
in contact with the artists and their art. These would include an old people’s home, a conference hall, and presentation
of works in public squares, projections on walls easily seen by passers by and the ancient city wall ruins that are frequently
visited by locals and tourists alike.
Art forms would include performances, photography, painting, installations, theatre, dance and film.
Adding to the social character of the symposium, Nicholas Panayi was asked to offer other than his drawings
and paintings, his teaching skills to a group of talented youngsters.
A figure life class was arranged at the local public school of art with the objective of helping the students
express not only what they saw but their inner emotional world. Nicholas arranged a series of workshops that gave the opportunity
to the participants to experiment in different mediums and techniques. Teacher and students had the privilege of having their
works exhibited first at the historical city walls and then in a private gallery and will remain there until October.
The focus of this exhibition at the Evagoras Lanitis Centre, Limassol, is ‘displacement’, whether
it is caused by political, economic, environmental or social reasons. The exhibition will present the work of 67 artists from
31 countries including Cyprus, most of which has been created specifically for "In Transition".
Through connecting different sites and different people, the exhibition will be searching for a contemporary
perception of the realities and dilemmas which confront displaced people.
"In Transition" will be accompanied by three talks scheduled for 4th October 7 -8.30 pm, by US artist and
international editor of Leonardo magazine Sheila Pinkel, motion designer from UK. Rob Chiu and video artist from Lebanon Nestrrine
NeMe is a Limassol based interdisciplinary collective (www.neme.org)
The Evagoras Lanitis Centre is open daily (except Mondays), between 16:00-20:00
From October 6-20 an exhibition by Demetris Menikou titled "Invisible Dialogues" will take place at Kypriaki
The artist quotes Freidrich Neitzsche:
"The body is a big sagacity,
A plurality with one sense
A war and a peace, a flock and a shepherd"
"Menikou portrays the interior world of the human body, beauty and complexity.
The blend of movement, rhythm relevance and colour, entices the beholder into a sensation of continuous, infinite
inner searching. The artist silently raises timeless questions of the human race, such as ‘Where are the boundaries
of human perception? ‘When and how does creation begin? ‘Can it be explained by science alone?
Can perfection be depicted?
Demetris Menikou was born in Larnaca in 1979. His interest in art arose at an early age. He holds a Higher
Diploma in Graphic & Advertising Design, and a BA Degree in Art&Design. He has participated in several group exhibitions
Today, Demetris has set up his own workshop in Nicosia, devoted himself to painting, and is constantly on
the quest for new creative paths.
Animal lovers, bird watchers and nature enthusiasts will enjoy an exhibition at the Academic and General Booksop
in Larnaca from the 7th October by Irene Ioannou the Australian artist which will be opened Achilleas Achilleaou, President
of the Larnaca-Famagusta Association for the Protection of Animals and Birds at 10 a.m.
Irene is a self-taught artist and works mainly in pastels as she feels that nature is served better with the
use of this medium.
Growing up on a pineapple farm in Queensland and later living in the beautiful Blue Mountains of New South
Wales, Australia has undoubtedly played a role in the development of Irene’s intense love and respect for nature. Fifteen
years ago, with her Cypriot husband Savvas, she moved to Cyprus, where they now live in an old village house, filled with
animals in the shadow of the Oroklini Hills. From her surroundings she has drawn inspiration for paintings with Australian
and Cypriot theme which will be exhibited along with those of animals and birds. A percentage of the sale of Irene’s
art will go to the Larnaca – Famagusta Association for the protection of animals and birds.
The Academica and General bookshop is at 41 Hermes St, Larnaca – tel 24 628401 with the exhibition continuing
from 7th October until Saturday 21st October. During normal shop hours.
Maria Kassianidou at Gloria’s
This beautiful exhibition has opened and will continue through today.The show is really excellent. Buoyant,
textural and with brilliant surfaces behind which her art rests secure. Marina’s exhibition is a superb debut. The lightness
is its strength. The rooms float with energy
New show at Glorias is by Melina Shukuroglou. From Tuesday October 3 - 17. The title is "The Long View".
Have seen …
Lazaros Kaloyirou at Gallery k
Beautifully painted abstracts using many colours which magically harmonise. Continuing until October 20
Kollakou Ekaterini at Opus 39
The smaller works in this fully figurative exhibition are quite charming. The several larger fully textured
figures are excellent, as if Dubuffet had passed this way..
Until 30th September
" Das… PARTY" at Argo
New work by couple Two/ Four/Two. Bold attempt to allign total non-figuration with the occasional figurative
gesture. This works best in "Maybe", "Not Quite" and "OOPS Turn Around". The large "das….Party" has sound as well. Bold,
adventurous. And exceptionally well turned out.
Until 7 October.
Open College of the Arts
Britain’s Open College of the Arts is launching a new photography course for beginners in Paphos. The
course is taught in English and is aimed at adults who want to learn how to take better photographs without overdosing on
a lot of technical jargon
Photography for beginners has been running successfully in Britain for over twenty years, but this is the
first time the OCA has offered it in Cyprus. According to George Apostoli, the Development Manager of the OCA, ‘you
don’t need a fancy camera, you don’t need a dark room and you don’t need to be a genius. All you need is
a bit of enthusiasm and a willingness to try something new’.
Most people taking the course do so for the fun and to meet new people, but it also carries credit points
that can be used to help get a degree from the Open University or any British university.
For more information telephone Mary-Lynne Stadler on 26642690
Stella Angelidou is exhibiting at House of Arts and Letters. This time they are photographs which Georges
der Partogh will cover this week.
Lines is an avante-garde jewellery exhibition by
Monica Demetriou Gabriel at Opus 39. This exhibition will on October 2 -14.