Past Events

Art Exhibition by Chris Stewart

Date: 
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 -
19:30 to 21:30
Location: 
Canadian Institute in Greece, Dionysiou Aiginitou 7
Event Description: 

The Athens Association of Friends of CIG presents the opening of an exhibition of fine art by Chris Stewart, "Αντίο κι ευχαριστώ για τα ψάρια."

 

"Αντίο και ευχαριστώ για τα ψάρια" is a look back at how Greece has influenced my art. This show is a tribute to this country where I have lived, and where I have fed off of the inspiration that is found everywhere. Greece is a country that has inspired me, both directly and indirectly, to create art that I am very proud of. This collection examines living all of the seasons in Athens, learning from the people and the environment, and simply being in Greece.

The material of this show is varied; mixed media, photography, and fine art collide. I believe that this is the very attitude one can find in Greece, the old, new, and even the future coming together. To the people of Greece I can only say “Ευχαριστώ”.

Chris Stewart is a Canadian artist living abroad. When he tells people that he’s an artist, the first question out of their mouths is “what kind of artist?” This most often leads to a conversation that lasts at least forty-five minutes.

His initial training was studying animation, eventually working at an animation studio for over five years, honing his skills as an artist, editor and photographer. During this time, Chris also started a fun little website dedicated to his love of candy. This website, www.candycritic.org, quickly became a huge success on the Internet, garnering attention from many national newspapers, magazines and television shows.

After his years at the animation studio, Chris ventured off (with his lovely wife Allison) to pursue his own artistic interests. He started his own photography business (www.bewarethecheese.com) and continued to work on Candy Critic. He also managed to fit the time in to earn a degree in Communications at Carleton University.

Chris and Allison live in Athens, Greece where he continues to work on his artistic projects. These include writing a book, working on photography, and exploring all of the inspirations Greece has to offer.

Annual Open Meeting & Prof. Dimitri Nakassis

Date: 
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 -
19:00 to 20:30
Location: 
Scuola Archeologica Italiana di Atene, Parthenonos 14-16
Event Description: 

Dr David W. Rupp, "The activities of the Institute, 2013-2014"

Prof. Dimitri Nakassis, "Cities and Thrones and Powers: Rethinking the End of Mycenaean Civilization"

Art Exhibition by Pascaline Bossu

Date: 
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 -
19:30 to 21:30
Location: 
Canadian Institute in Greece, Dionysiou Aiginitou 7
Event Description: 

The Athens Association of Friends of CIG presents the opening of an exhibition of fine art by Pascaline Bossu, "Nature & Paysage - intensités grecques."

 

L’exposition présente une série de dessins à la sanguine, pastels et encres sur le thème des paysages et de la flore grecs. Pascaline Bossu est particulièrement inspirée par les paysages de montagne où la végétation est plus dense, pins, oliviers, platanes expriment une force naturelle, les orchidées sauvages se découvrent avec surprise lors de belles randonnées.

Française originaire de Lorraine, Pascaline Bossu a étudié les arts appliqués à Strasbourg et à Paris, à l'École Supérieure des Arts Appliqués Olivier de Serres. Pascaline a découvert la Grèce très jeune, elle a passé toutes ses vacances d'été sur l'île de Thassos. Depuis 2000 elle vit à Athènes et travaille comme graphiste, décoratrice et artiste.

En 2003, elle crée l'Atelier Coccinelle à Athènes où elle donne des cours d'arts plastiques aux enfants et aux adultes. Elle organise également des stages de dessin en Grèce et collabore depuis 10ans avec le Musée Herakleidon. Elle crée des costumes, body painting et décors et mise en scène pour le théâtre. Pascaline Bossu réalise également des projets de décoration et des peintures murales.

En 2010, « KOKKINO HOME » show-room ouvre ses portes : dans une maison de 280 m2 en bordure de mer à Rafina, des atmosphères multiethniques illustrent l'univers artistique de Pascaline. Elle réalise la décoration du golf de Glyfada sur le thème des paysages grecs, un projet pour le Sofitel de l’aéroport d’Athènes, et la décoration pour un festival marocain à l’hôtel St Georges Lycabeth. En 2012, elle réalise la décoration des 36 magasins de Coco-mat sur le thème des costumes traditionnels marocains.

MAY DAY

Date: 
Thursday, May 1, 2014 (All day)
Event Description: 

The Institute will remain closed today for the May Day holiday.

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