The Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture is pleased to announce the Autumn Patricia Ahn Exhibition, titled “Obliged Nostro”. Opening at the Center on October 19th, 20:00. A reception will follow the Opening. The Exhibition will remain open until October 28th – visiting hours 10:oo-13:oo, Monday-Friday.
In Autumn’s words:
Where does myth end and history begin? Our dreams become memories and only a retelling of our stories provide guidance in these modern times. The insular atmosphere of the island lifestyle avoids the global influx of rapid machine-oriented communication. The island’s lineage has always been known to wander to see what the world can offer and I have found that, true to their Homeric past, many Kefalonians come back home.
The works reference the existence and evolution of traditions and images that have survived passing generations. These clues are in the language, in signage, exchanges in conversation, in attire, in demographic, new roads, new land concerns, political exchange, etc. I question how those symbols of culture exist today and whether the context has altered its meaning.
Kefalonia is a place where nostalgia is alive. I came here to experience a different culture and through temporary immersion I can relate to the way of life here only through symbolism. The compressed experience is reflected in my work. My work is a culmination of documentation transforming events in the present into decorative vehicles for reflecting upon the past.”
Flemish Artists Project, Jan Verbruggen, Walt Van Beek and Korneel Devillé
Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture
14-20 September, 2011
Jan Verbruggen, Walt Van Beek and Korneel Deville are three young artists living and working in Brussels. At the Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture they will give a lecture on their own work and contemporary art in general.
During their stay, from 14 to 20 September, at the Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture they will explore the island using kite aerial photography and prepare a larger scale project focusing on Flemish contemporary art during the 2012 festival.
The Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture is pleased to welcome Palestinian artist Mohammed Musallam who will present a series of Lectures on Palestinian Art at the Center between the 18th and 24th of July, 2011. Mr Musallam will also present a Personal Exhibition of his paintings, as well as a video-art display.
About the artist
Mohammed Musallam was born in Gaza in 1974 after his family had been dislocated from the historic Palestine as a consequent of the 1948 war. He holds a Bachelor degree in Painting from Al Najah University and a Masters degree in Painting from Helwan University, Cairo. He currently resides in Gaza and works there as a lecturer of “Painting and the History of Palestinian Arts” at the College of Arts, Al Aqsa University.
From his first steps as a university student he became greatly influenced by the abstract art processes and approaches.
In his Art, he focuses on portraying a range of humanistic issues, which go beyond the limitations imposed by any prevailing time-related matters, which may be oppressive and persistent simultaneously. At the same time, he concentrates on conveying the notion of the preservation of our humaneness amid the harshness of our environment as one of the most important reasons for our existence.
The Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture proudly presents composer and musician Matt Van Brink in concert, with internationally acclaimed soprano Fotini Samara. This will be the first performance of “Kiss The Stars Goodnight” in Greece.
Matt Van Brink with Fotini Samara
“Kiss The Stars Goodnight”
Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture
August 2nd, 2011
About Matt Van Brink
MATT VAN BRINK is a composer, lyricist, pianist and accordionist. He is on the piano and composition faculty at Concordia Conservatory (Bronxville, New York), which has commissioned and given the premieres of many new works of chamber music and musical theater for its student performers. He has also been commissioned by San Francisco Choral Artists, Collage New Music, New York Youth Symphony, Celebrity Series of Boston, and Lara St. John, and his compositions and arrangements are published by Schott Music, Tenuto Publications, and earthsongs. Van Brink studied at Indiana University and Boston University, where he earned a doctorate. He lives in Brooklyn.
The Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture is happy to announce the concert Ionian Lapsus – Rituals of the dark and the light performed by Composer and Piano Soloist Matteo Ramon Arevalos, with video projections by artist Chiara Zenzani.
Date: Saturday, 6th August 2011
Piano: Matteo Ramon Arevalos
Video Projections: Chiara Zenzani.
Loutra Photos (2004), for piano
– Lento recitativo
– Allegro, Lento recitativo
Caretta Caretta, for piano and video projection (2011)
– Allegro (from the sea…..)
– Lento (spawning)
– Prestissimo volando (…..to the sea)
Vivo Marcia Fantasia (2001), for piano
– Vivo – Poco meno mosso – Meno mosso – Marcia Fantasia: Lento – Vivo – Poco meno mosso – Meno mosso – Lento
Nocturne 1996 (1996/2006), for piano
– Grave – Andantino – Maestoso – Andantino – Grave –
Looking in the dark there is always something (2011)
Video projection with original music for piano
Rituel (2010), for piano
– Alap (Lento)
– Jod (Moderato)
– Drut (Presto)
The Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture is pleased to announce and welcome Pam Longobardi and Craig Dongoski with the Drifters Project in Kefalonia island, between the 20th of July, and 1st August 2011.
About the Workshop
Pam Longobardi offers a 3-day ocean plastic art/science workshop.
“I will first educate participants about the dangers and problems of plastic pollution, its impact on wildlife, humans and tourism. We will locate the most plastic-impacted beaches and then perform a beach cleanup. Like forensic scientists and detectives, we will clean, sort and examine all the collected materials to see what we can learn.”
Participants will then assist the artist in the creation of artwork for her exhibition, learning about construction methods, including a large community ‘driftweb’ sculpture. Sound artist Craig Dongoski will work with participants recording their own stories about plastic, the ocean and the objects collected. Craig will then create sound sculptures for the exhibition with the participants voices playing throughout the space.
About the Drifters Project
In 2006, Pam Longobardi founded the Drifters Project, an environmental intervention project that documents and exposes the natural cost of the human convenience of plastic by looking at marine debris and its journey around the world oceans. In 2008, she began working with community groups to expand the scale and scope of project to new locales and creating collaborative public art. She has made dozens of collecting missions to Hawaii, Costa Rica, China and Italy, and US locations, organizing cleanups and community education at each site. She has created community-based projects in the following locations: Beijing, China during the 2008 Olympics with residences of a ‘trash village’; Nicoya, Costa Rica with students of Universidad Nacional, and in Greenville, SC, with high school art students.