“Colors of Greece” Exhibit at the Kimisis Church of the Hamptons

KIMISSIS TIS THEOTOKOU GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE HAMPTONS. THE ZOULLAS LECTURE AT THE HELLENIC CENTER BY ADMIRAL STAVRIDIS. A ART EXIBIT TITLED COLORS OF GREECE ARE ALSO IN EXIBIT WITH WORKS OF 20 KNOWN GREEK ARTISTS WITH 60 PIECES. THIS EXIBIT IS TO SUPPORT THE ARTISTS OF GREECE. PROCEEDS GO TO THE CHURCH AND TO THE ARTISTS THEMSELVES. ON DISPLAY TILL SEPTEMBER 8TH, 2015. FR. ALEX KARLOUTSOS AND FR. CONSTANTINE LAZARAKIS. PHOTO:© DIMITRIOS PANAGOS-GANP/ΔΗΜΗΤΡΗΣ ΠΑΝΑΓΟΣ

 

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.

KIMISSIS TIS THEOTOKOU GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE HAMPTONS. THE ZOULLAS LECTURE AT THE HELLENIC CENTER BY ADMIRAL STAVRIDIS. A ART EXIBIT TITLED COLORS OF GREECE ARE ALSO IN EXIBIT WITH WORKS OF 20 KNOWN GREEK ARTISTS WITH 60 PIECES. THIS EXIBIT IS TO SUPPORT THE ARTISTS OF GREECE. PROCEEDS GO TO THE CHURCH AND TO THE ARTISTS THEMSELVES. ON DISPLAY TILL SEPTEMBER 8TH, 2015. FR. ALEX KARLOUTSOS AND FR. CONSTANTINE LAZARAKIS. PHOTO:© DIMITRIOS PANAGOS-GANP/ΔΗΜΗΤΡΗΣ ΠΑΝΑΓΟΣ

The artists are inspired by Greece’s intense light, vivid colors, mythical landscapes, and the endless, magical seas of blue.

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.

KIMISSIS TIS THEOTOKOU GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE HAMPTONS. THE ZOULLAS LECTURE AT THE HELLENIC CENTER BY ADMIRAL STAVRIDIS. A ART EXIBIT TITLED COLORS OF GREECE ARE ALSO IN EXIBIT WITH WORKS OF 20 KNOWN GREEK ARTISTS WITH 60 PIECES. THIS EXIBIT IS TO SUPPORT THE ARTISTS OF GREECE. PROCEEDS GO TO THE CHURCH AND TO THE ARTISTS THEMSELVES. ON DISPLAY TILL SEPTEMBER 8TH, 2015. FR. ALEX KARLOUTSOS AND FR. CONSTANTINE LAZARAKIS. PHOTO:© DIMITRIOS PANAGOS-GANP/ΔΗΜΗΤΡΗΣ ΠΑΝΑΓΟΣ

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.

 

KIMISSIS TIS THEOTOKOU GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE HAMPTONS. THE ZOULLAS LECTURE AT THE HELLENIC CENTER BY ADMIRAL STAVRIDIS. A ART EXIBIT TITLED COLORS OF GREECE ARE ALSO IN EXIBIT WITH WORKS OF 20 KNOWN GREEK ARTISTS WITH 60 PIECES. THIS EXIBIT IS TO SUPPORT THE ARTISTS OF GREECE. PROCEEDS GO TO THE CHURCH AND TO THE ARTISTS THEMSELVES. ON DISPLAY TILL SEPTEMBER 8TH, 2015. FR. ALEX KARLOUTSOS AND FR. CONSTANTINE LAZARAKIS. PHOTO:© DIMITRIOS PANAGOS-GANP/ΔΗΜΗΤΡΗΣ ΠΑΝΑΓΟΣ

KIMISSIS TIS THEOTOKOU GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE HAMPTONS. THE ZOULLAS LECTURE AT THE HELLENIC CENTER BY ADMIRAL STAVRIDIS. A ART EXIBIT TITLED COLORS OF GREECE ARE ALSO IN EXIBIT WITH WORKS OF 20 KNOWN GREEK ARTISTS WITH 60 PIECES. THIS EXIBIT IS TO SUPPORT THE ARTISTS OF GREECE. PROCEEDS GO TO THE CHURCH AND TO THE ARTISTS THEMSELVES. ON DISPLAY TILL SEPTEMBER 8TH, 2015. FR. ALEX KARLOUTSOS AND FR. CONSTANTINE LAZARAKIS. PHOTO:© DIMITRIOS PANAGOS-GANP/ΔΗΜΗΤΡΗΣ ΠΑΝΑΓΟΣ

THE ARTISTS
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.

KIMISSIS TIS THEOTOKOU GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE HAMPTONS. THE ZOULLAS LECTURE AT THE HELLENIC CENTER BY ADMIRAL STAVRIDIS. A ART EXIBIT TITLED COLORS OF GREECE ARE ALSO IN EXIBIT WITH WORKS OF 20 KNOWN GREEK ARTISTS WITH 60 PIECES. THIS EXIBIT IS TO SUPPORT THE ARTISTS OF GREECE. PROCEEDS GO TO THE CHURCH AND TO THE ARTISTS THEMSELVES. ON DISPLAY TILL SEPTEMBER 8TH, 2015. FR. ALEX KARLOUTSOS AND FR. CONSTANTINE LAZARAKIS. PHOTO:© DIMITRIOS PANAGOS-GANP/ΔΗΜΗΤΡΗΣ ΠΑΝΑΓΟΣ

PHOTOS:© DIMITRIOS PANAGOS-GANP/ΔΗΜΗΤΡΗΣ ΠΑΝΑΓΟΣ