Akis Gkoumas, Alchimia, Anastasia Papakyriakou, Chariklia Mytara, Despina Theodorou, Dimitris Mytaras, Eleni Allagianni, Eleni Marneri Gallery, Evaggelia Neroutsou, Georgia Mpiliri, Maria Apostolou, Maria Basina, Marianthi Spyrou, Poly Nikolopoulou, Rodoula Samartzi
After coming back from my trip to London, I had the chance to visit a contemporary jewellery exhibition at Eleni Marneri Gallery here in Athens. The gallery showcased the works of the students at the Art Workshop of Chalkida, which is just an hour drive from Athens.
The Art Workshop was created in 1978 by the painters Chariklia and Dimitris Mytaras with the support of Yianis Spanos, who was the mayor at the time. Jewellery lessons begun in 2000 and initially Akis Gkoumas and Despina Pantazopoulou were the instructors. Poly Nikolopoulou, who is an Alchimia alumna, has been teaching together with Akis Gkoumas since October.
The show was called “To Taxidi” (The Trip) and although it was originally planned to take place from 14-23.02.2013 it was extended till 02.03.13. The creators of the pieces are new and not-so-new students at the workshop and although Poly’s and Akis’ ‘touch’ is definitely visible in their work, all creators have their own voice and style.
Take a look.
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