Demosthenes Colocassides continues at Kypriaki Gonia, Larnaca until tomorrow, Saturday.
at Gloria’s of paintings by Dr Nicos Angelides opened on Wednesday and continues until the 14th of the month. Net income
will be donated to the Red Cross Home for Sick Children.
Thalassa, a huge exhibition at Gallery K based on the sea, has
already opened and will continue until July 31. At least 30 entries for this water marathon. Oil too. Cool off
at Gallery k.
PS. It is Sue Adlington (not Kate), who is the excellent teacher of Art at the Falcon School.
HELIOS School has done it again.
Rhea Afantitou’s Art School for children has
upstaged Argo Gallery’s adult artists, and Rhea is actually one of those, as well.
Cypriot child art is globally
praised and it is the teacher/artists such as Rhea and her group of exceptionally-gifted assistants who are keeping the flag
flying in these not-so-innocent times when youngsters are saturated, bombarded even, with TV drivel.
Even at breakfast
time, telly visuals for pop-songs are chock-full with transvestites, heavy panto wigs and mechanical gyriatics.
students are still young and their art is as vibrant as ever, and truly personal, too.
These young individuals obviously
love what they are doing and are ‘guided’ by their teachers with great sensitivity.
This year the gallery was
ablaze with huge banners made by the children as well as highly imaginative sculptures and many self portraits, and, never
to be ignored: traditional still-lifes.
Imagination was everywhere.
Colour was outstanding.
All the youngsters
were happy, confident and sure of themselves.
Supernova-Constellations at The
BRINGING together 27 artists from Britain, Greece and Cyprus Supernova-Constellations
comprises painting, sculpture, video and installation, confirming that geometric abstraction is far from over, but has, rather,
been absorbed and transformed by a new generation of artists.
While abstraction lies very much at the core of this exhibition,
the works themselves are wide-ranging and diverse.
Supernova, featuring British artists, was curated by Caroline Douglas
at the British Council, and was followed in response by the creation of Constellations featuring Cypriot and Greek artists,
curated by Yiannis Toumazis.
There will be a guided tour by Andrea Constantinou on July 11 and 18 at 6.30pm.
and reservations tel. 22787400
The Children’s Educational Programme is on July 12 and 19, 5pm-7pm. Tel 22 797400,
between 8am and 2pm.
Cyprus College of Art now
THE new campus at Larnaca (Lemba still exists, by the way) is a beautiful Neo-classical
building in Mehmet Ali Street.
To get there, find St Lazarus Church then go down Memet Ali and you will easily find the
College on the right hand side.
The Summer School students arrived from the beach just on time to hear Stass Paraskos open
this excellent new venture.
Members of the Municipality of Larnaca were there and British artist Dennis Crefield, long
associated with Lemba, reminded us of the great value Stass’ schools have achieved for the art of this country over
Phil Bird, the Course Leader, arrived with the new students and Stelios Votsis (whose paintings can be seen
at Constellations) was among the Cypriot artists giving talented encouragement. It really is a remarkable building.
Spacious and elegant. Later, Stass took everyone around. Everybody was most excited.
Larnaca is the new Chelsea.
ANITA Nouri is at Ianos Gallery, Stadiou 24, Athens, until August 31.
Dr Dora Iliopoulou-Rogan
comments on the works.
“Inventively poetic and genuinely creative, Annita Nouri’s painting initiates us into
worlds apparently undeclared, but which are, in essence, deeply metaphysical.
Thanks to the abstract but exceptionally
pulsatory, brushwork and use of colour,
Anita sensitises us emotionally, to a point where our imagination creates not
only schematic patterns but also, at the same time, "states" and visions in continuous flux.
Phenomenal, absolutely personal
schematic complexes, in perpetual orbit beyond the particular atmosphere they radiate, the works are also imbued with an extremely
allusionary sensuality. A sensuality that the artist imparts to us totally, thanks to the orchestration of the forms, the
individual proportions, but above all through the texture and moulding of the colour that submits the sense of touch to a