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Introducing Figurative Sculpture Ioana Tanasescu

Summer 2014 workshops , Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture 

Introducing  Figurative Sculpture 

Ioana Tanasescu 

Modelage  and carving classes, explaining the materials and the human forms , sculpture on clay, wood, stone. 




Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture,Metaxata 28100,Kefalonia,Greece,

ENROLMENT : Applications: individuals: organizations:   FIGURATIVE SCULPTURE WORKSHOP



Roy Ascott ,

Jane Grant,

Mike Phillips,


Katerina Karoussos,

George Papaconstantinou,

Mujin Bao,

Blanka Earchart,

Deborah Kelley-Galin,

Paola Lopreiato,

Haytham Nawar,

Benjamin Pothier ,

Alejandro Quintetos,

Seth Riskin,

Andrea Traldi,

Juliette Yuan.


“THE ARTIST’S MIND’’: Exhibition and seminar – Marietta Patricia Leis & David Vogel

THE ARTISTS MIND’’: An Evening with the Artists

Marietta Patricia Leis & David Vogel



October 19, 2013 and

THE ARTISTS 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 Artists 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.


’WOMEN OF CEFALONIA ‘’Antonella Αrgirό, Photography Εxhibition

“Women of Kefalonia “

 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.

Antonella Argiro

+39 3381184845


JAN VAN BERGEN at the Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture


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”