“THE ARTIST’S MIND’’: An Evening with the Artists”
IONION CENTER FOR THE ARTS & CULTURE
October 19, 2013
“THE ARTIST’S MIND: An Evening with the Artists” will explore the creative processes and what goes on in the mind of the artists as they are conceiving, executing and eventually exhibiting their art.
Leis and Vogel, Artist Residents at The Ionion Center for the Arts Culture, will facilitate the evening by discussing their art careers and how their lives and travels influence their work.
Antarctica will be one of the featured topics in the artist talk by David Vogel and Marietta Patricia Leis. Their expedition in January-February was exhilarating, breathtaking and inspirational. A wonderful slide show of their adventures by Vogel will be part of their exhibition. They will also discuss how Kefalonia has inspired their current ideas and work including: the conceptualization, execution, and intended exhibition outcomes. The audience will be invited to look, listen and participate during the discussion and exhibit.
The evening will have the feel of entering the artist’s studios and having an insider view of The Artist’s Mind. The intention of their Artist Residency will be to create work that is “of & from” the local area. It is impossible to predict exactly what will ultimately be created and shown at the Ionian Center or whether it will be in process or in completed form. It is a “discovering adventure” for both the artists and audience.
Part of the exhibit may include cyanotypes, a type of photography that utilizes local material, perhaps octopus, to create images. Additional photography will also be utilized to interpret Kefalonia, Antarctica and other locations.
Leis and Vogel, a creative married couple from New Mexico, USA, of international renown will create an interesting, fun and interactive experience for the folks who attend this event.
Εxhibition of Photography Antonella Argiro, opening October 10th, 19.30 , Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture .
Love stories in the islands of Corfu and Kefalonia in memory of the massacre of ’43
During the World War II Mussolini decided to invade Greece . It was in 1940, Germans and Italians were allies . In April 1941 an Italian excerpt 12,000 soldiers came to Kefalonia. When on September 8, 1943 date signing of the armistice , the Acqui Division consisted by 525 officers and 11,700 soldiers was celebrating the end of the war. Under threat of the German army, whose leaders in the island forced Italians to deposit their weapons, the Italian army was humiliated in the eyes of the people of the Island. After a week of negotiations did not reach any agreement and began fighting.
Despite the without terms surrender of the Italians, the Wehrmacht committed a horrible war crime : violently murdered thousands of Italian prisoners , tossing them in mass graves or throwing their bodies into the sea.
The Exhibition entitled //Women of Kefalonia// is the photographic survey, which Antonella Argiro chose to revive the seventy years celebration of the massacre .
Portraits reflecting her own way to remember and assimilate history, presenting the friendship between the Greeks and Italians. As a woman and photographer had the thought to rely on the memory and emotion of this tragedy through the eyes and stories of women who lived in it . Stories pierced from love.
The project embraces several generations of women : on the one side Greek women , most ninety years old , which did hide and protected the Italian soldiers , helping them to survive , loving them . On the other hand, the daughters born of these mixed marriages , even grandaughters, living symbols of the friendship between Italians and Greeks , lives erasing the rules of the war . Women different in ages and experiences, but connected into the leading role that they played in a story that should not be forgotten.
Among these portraits the memory acquires poetic shadows and pain offers space for confidence , courage and life.
JAN VAN BERGEN
Javabe is short for Jan van Bergen, a multidisciplinary artist from Antwerp, Belgium.
Most of the work has a social, cultural or scientific relevance.
Today the world is one big village with many different neighborhoods. Never before we were with so many in this world and had so many possibilities to communicate. Still we are not living together but next to each other. All obsessed with “planet EGO”.
In an attempt to be and stay positive Javabe makes registrations and exports this world into future worlds.
“avant-garde / en-garde / qui vive”
Is proud to announce
BILL AND MARILYN FRAVEL WATER COLOR WORKSHOP
VENUE : Island Kefalonia Greece
TIME : 7-13th September 2013.
Renowned American watercolorist, Bill Fravel, (http://www.billfravel.com/ ) is inviting you to join him and his team in a week long painting workshop in the island Kefalonia on 7-13 September 2013.
He will offer painting lessons in various venues around the island and on the small island Dias, combined with a memory and Heritage Journey.
This workshop is open to both amateurs and professionals
Call or email Bill or Marilyn Fravel to register or for further information /schedule/participation fees/ residency e.t.c.