SOUTHAMPTON, NY – A unique fine art contemporary art exhibition aiming to promote a vision of Modern Greek civilization to the American public opened last week under the auspices of the Muses of the Hamptons next to the Dormition of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church in Southampton. It opened on August 9 and will run through September 8.
At an extremely difficult political time in Greek history, and under adverse financial circumstances, “Greek Colors” is a reminder of the beauty, harmony, and perseverance of a great historical culture that helped shape the course of Western Civilization.
In honor of the Greek Contemporary Art, The Muses of the Hamptons displays a special selection of 60 artworks and 21 artists from Greece, and an additional private collection of important Greek artists of the 20th Century.
Each contemporary artist has lived the challenge to transform the daily crisis of present Greece into a personal and harmonious, visual statement from Greece to demonstrate the current face of Modern Greek painting to the residents and visitors of the East End.
The exhibition is organized under the title “Colors of Greece,” exploring contemporary artists and their painterly depictions of the illuminated, inexorable Greek Spirit along with the collaborative support of the Greek artists themselves. We encourage the community at large to visit this important, creative, art event.
The exhibition is located at The Muses, 111 Saint Andrews Road in Southampton. The Muses is an ideal venue for such an exhibit, as its own décor complements the arts, including a crystal chandelier commissioned by England’s King George V.
Admission is free.
The artists, alphabetically listed, are: Daphne Angelidou, Paschalis Angelidis, Angelos, Stefanos Daskalakis, Maria Filopoulou, Savas Georgiadis, Irene Iliopoulou, Sophia Kalogeropoulou, Theofilos Katsipanos, Yannis Kondaratos, Olga Maria, Tassos Missouras, Ignatios Mitrofanous, Nikos Moschos, Eva Nikolaki, Christos Pallantzas, George Tornaritis, Phillip Siaras, Betty Vakali, Vago, and Chryssa Vergi.
More information about the exhibit, including biographies of the artists, is available at vandiri.com.
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