From 18 to 24 of July, the Apothiki Art Center in the Kastro of Parikia welcomes 10 young jewellers as artists in residence, organising a workshop and developing contemporary Greek jewellery inspired by the artistic history and the beauty of our island.
The participating artists will be contemplating on three landmarks of Paros island:
The Ekantotapyliani Church which has been a spiritual location for centuries. As a church built on an ancient temple it also hosts symbols representing universal ideas.
The Kastro which dates from the Venetian occupation of the island as is orgginally built to serve as ‘walls’ and is constructed from marble that were parts of different contructions.
Kolimbritis as a striking natural landscape with rocks malted by wind and water for uncountable years.
The artists will work on these sites and show the results at the Apothiki between July 22 and 24. Between July 18 and 22, visitors will be able to view more recent work from the artists in an exhibition ‘Sea, Sun, Sky’. The show will be combined with a jewellery workshop and will be open from 12.00 till midnight. Participating artists: Kelly Arnaoutaki, Anna Konstanti, Erato, Eleni Ioannidi, Eleni Maria Kyriazi, Margarita Meitani, Nenetta Spanou, Artemis Valsamaki, Stavros Vlachos and Marina Zachou.
From 5 September (till 30), the New Zealand Artist Paul Radford will be working in the Apothiki and on Paros island. Paul’s work has been inspired for many years by Cycladic art. He has been creating sculptures and paintings symbolising the beauty of this creativity that is so exceptional and symbolises the dynamics of our islands more than 4000 years ago.
Paul will be working on site and with ‘open doors’. You will be able to see the artist at work in the Apothiki and an artist talk will be held. Dates to be announced later.