LA GALERIE MUNICIPALE DE PAXOS À LOGGOS (GRÈCE) PRÉSENTE UNE EXPOSITION INTERNATIONALE AVEC 18 ARTISTES SUR LE THÈME DE L'OLIVIER:
INAUGURATION LE 8 AOÛT 2015 DE 19H30 À 23H30
EXPOSITION DU 8 AU 30 AOÛT 2015
We would be delighted to see you at the private view of the new summer art exhibition Ελιά ! at the Municipal Art Gallery of Paxos in Loggos on Saturday 8 Αugust from 7.30 to 11.30 pm.
18 Greek and international artists are featured in Ελιά ! , among those Angelos Pannayiotidis ( Άγγελος Παναγιωτίδης ), creator of the official olive branch for the Athens Olympic Games of 2004 will be exhibiting and attending the opening.
The exhibition has been curated by Chris Boicos Fine Arts and Corfu Gallery with the kind support of the municipality of Paxos.
Ελιά ! Art Exhibition from 8 to 30 August, open daily 8 to 11 pm.
The young musician John Sebastian Motorinos from Corfu, graduate of the musical department of the Ionian University will be playing for us for the duration of the private view.
A summer show in at the Paxos Municipal Gallery of Loggos from 8 to 30 August 2015.
Curated by Chris Boïcos of Chris Boïcos Fine Arts, Paris – Paxos, and Leonidas Yiohalas of Corfu Gallery,
. Corfu, Greece
There are an estimated 300,000 olives trees on Paxos today, many of which were first introduced by the Venetians in the sixteenth century, when Corfu and Paxos became the main olive oil producers for the
. republic of Venice
The history and tradition of olive cultivation in Paxos and
Corfu has inspired the forthcoming
summer exhibition. Eighteen contemporary Greek and international artists
celebrate the olive and the olive tree, as one of the oldest icons of the
Ionian islands, Greece and the Mediterranean world in general.
All artists have been asked to handle the subject of the olive, each in their own style and specific technique (painting, printmaking, photography, ceramic, bronze). The result is a rich, multifaceted show showcasing the olive from every angle in a manner that is serious or light, witty or irreverent.
DANIEL OGIER PRÉSENTE
DEUX ACRYLIQUES SUR TOILES:
Acrylique sur toile 50 x 61 cm.
Acrylique sur toile 50 x 61 cm.
The Venue: Paxos Municipal Gallery at the Old Schoolhouse in Loggos
The Loggos schoolhouse, like the other five original schoolhouses of Paxos, was built in 1904-
08 in the neoclassical style typical of most
early 20th century Greek buildings, both private and institutional. The great
number of school houses for such a small island is due to the fact that the
then minister of education of
was the Paxiot Theodoros Vellianitis, from one of the oldest families of the
The building of a modern central school in Paxos in the 1980’s rendered the old schoolhouses redundant. The Loggos and the Lakka schoolhouses have since been used for cultural events, serving as art exhibition spaces and also as venues for the Paxos classical music festival inaugurated in 1985. The first art exhibition held at Loggos, “Landscapes & Myths II” was organized by Chris Boïcos Fine Arts in the summer of 2014. The second exhibition, “Printmaking: Techniques & Styles” was held along with a printmaking workshop by
artist Emmanuelle Mellot in July 2015. Paris
The schoolhouse faces the
and is the most prominent building on the seafront along with the ruined old
soap factory next door. A spacious yard occupies the rear of the building. The
lofty and harmonious proportions of the interior, beautifully illuminated by
ten tall, narrow windows, make it an ideal venue for the presentation of
pictures and sculpture. port of Loggos
Jean-Christophe Ballot (France)
Ronald Bowen (USA)
Susan Creig (England)
David Loeb (USA)
Stathis Koukopoulus (Grèce)
Emmanuelle Mellot (France)
Dimitris Miliotis (Grèce)
Daniel Ogier (France)
Angelos Panayiotidis (Grèce)
Georges Pennas (Grèce)
Jorge Rodríguez de Rivera (Spain)
Gabriel Stauffer (France)
Petros Stravoravdis (Grèce)
Vivian Van Blerk (South Africa)
Natalia Aikaterini Kerkyra
Pavlos Habidis ( Grèce)
Chris Boicos is the founder and director of Chris Boïcos Fine Arts, an art gallery based in Paxos, Greece and in Paris, France. He is the former director of the Paris art gallery, Galerie Beckel Odille Boïcos (1999‐2013). He is of French and Greek origin. He has curated numerous contemporary art exhibitions since 1994 in art galleries, art fairs and also public venues in France, Great Britain, Greece and the USA. He frequently collaborates with Jennifer Norback. He is also a professor of the History of Art in the Paris departments of the universities of California, the University of Southern California, the University of Wisconsin and the University of Delaware. Chris is also the principal lecturer at Paris Art Studies in Paris.
Leonidas Yiohalas is the founder and director of Corfu Gallery.
Corfu Gallery was inaugurated in 2011. It is located under the arcades of
Nikiforou Theotoki street,
one of the most picturesque streets of the old town of . Corfu Gallery shows works by established
Greek artists, while also providing a platform for young talents. It is by far
the most innovative private fine art gallery in Corfu Corfu.