Art Studio News – May 2022

Staying in touch with art… by Kiara Timm

Dear Friends,
May the month of May fill your hearts will lots of joyful and creative ideas! Keep your eyes open as the month of May is also a month dedicated to Museums where different activities are also held at different times and cities in various museums and places. Check out at the websites of the various municipalities in the island for more information in this regard as well as more information are on the following pages!

Once again, lots of inspiring events are happening to keep your mind and yourselves busy, escaping from your daily routine. As always, stay well, stay positive and enjoy your reading!

Connected’ going virtual at the Venice Biennale this summer!
If you are travelling to Italy, it will be on until end of July

Meeting a LOCAL ARTISTELENA ANTORKA

In the charming village of Lania, I met Elena Antorka, a self-taught textile artist full of creative energy and a gentle heart. While Elena initially studied dance as well as attended graphic design courses, textile art ended up winning her heart. It all started after receiving a gift : a sewing machine. It was the beginning of her love affair with fabrics and started her to create her own line of creative textile accessories, bags and more.


Since 2013 she has been creating as well as assisting in the fashion business in the creative part of clothing design, mostly related to events such as costumes for carnivals.


Elena explained that she gets her inspiration for her creations from simple things; colours, shapes, textiles.

Currently, she is been renovating her studio in the village of Lania where she is also part of a project where she has been offering a series of textile workshops for free, sponsored by the Deputy Ministry of Tourism. The list of all the workshops can be found at the Heart Land of Legends Cyprus website at
www.heartlandoflegends.com/workshops and they are running until December 2022.


Elena has a special connection with textiles and creating for her is part of her identity, who she is and also what keeps her balanced with her surroundings. According to Elena, ‘everyone has the need to create.’


To view more on Elena Antorka’s creations and information check out:
Instagram: @Athasi_Creative_Studio
Facebook page: @Elena Antorka
Phone: +357 99 334 055

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~ Albert Einstein ~

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MAY – A MONTH DEDICATED TO MUSEUMS:

A different kind of experience…
As this month is dedicated to Museums, here is a small introduction to some of them which are probably a bit different from the most known ones in the island….


>>> The Cyprus Railways Museum which is housed in the old railway station near Evrychou village in the Troodos mountains, was part of the railroad operating between 1905 to 1951. From the station only the main building has survived which has been restored by the Department of Antiquities. In the Museum, original documents, drawings, photos and various objects related to the Cyprus railways are exhibited.


>>> The Fairytale Museum in Nicosia invites children and adults to the magical world of fairy tales. One of the Museum’s goals is focused on the preservation and dissemination of cultural heritage that includes fairy tales, legends, myths and traditions from Cyprus and Greece. The museum also organizes various events for children and adults.


>>> The Centre of Visual Arts and Research (CVAR), located in Nicosia is the home to the Costas and Rita Severis Collections, which include paintings, antique costumes and memorabilia related to Cyprus and its neighboring countries. CVAR also houses a library and research centre. The main mission of the CVAR is the promotion of the culture and history of Cyprus, both locally and abroad.


>>> The Medflora Museum Cyprus in Limassol is a thematic museum for the medicinal flora of Cyprus. The Museum consists of Persephone’s Walk (MedGarden) and Orpheus Herbarium. Taking the MedGarden trail, visitors can enjoy the Persephone’s Walk, a 20 minutes meditative walk through the circular path of a jolly garden.


>>> The Local Ethnographic Museum of Geroskipou is housed in a traditional 18th century building, also known as the “House of Hadjismith”. It contains a large collection of exhibits originating from all
over Cyprus, representing the daily life, the various crafts and activities and the different expressions of Cypriot folk art during the 19th and early 20th centuries.

UPCOMING EVENTS

… PHAROS FOUNDATION /21ST INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER PHAROS MUSIC FESTIVAL
24/5/22 THE SHOE FACTORY NICOSIA
27, 28,29, 31/5/22 AND 1-2/6/22 ROYAL MANOR HOUSE, KOUKLIA
4/6/22 THE OLIVE GROVE, DELIKIPOS
FOR INFORMATION VISIT WWW.PHAROSARTFOUNDATION.ORG

DID YOU KNOW THAT?
Vincent van Gogh made three distinct versions of his bedroom painting:

1st is in the collection of the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam;

2nd belonging to the Art Institute of Chicago,
painted on the same scale and almost identical; and

3rd a smaller canvas in the collection of the Musée
d’Orsay, Paris, which he made as a gift for
his mother and sister.

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Art Studio News – April 2022

Staying in touch with art… by Kiara Timm

Dear Friends,

If March kept its winter coat on, April made its entrance with its ravishing scents and a splash of warmer temperatures! While we are now welcoming Spring officially, we try to keep the spirit up, the positive vibes and  creativity going.

It must be spring!

There are different events and activities going on for you to explore and enjoy.

As always, stay well, stay positive, enjoy your reading and the Easter Holidays!

Connected – going virtual at the Venice Biennale this summer!

Meeting a LOCAL ARTIST

…BRIT LINDSTROEM

Brit Lindstroem is a Norwegian artist who has been residing on and off the island for about the past 20 years. Her love for the arts and painting in particular started in 2007 when she first came to the island of Aphrodite (Venus) and started taking classes at Nick Costa’s studio. 

Her love for colors together with her thirst to express her creativity through her paintings, has let her to explore all sorts of themes through her artworks; from nature to stormy weather, seascape scenery and beyond, Brit’s art is clearly very versatile and alive. Her source of inspiration also varies from walks in nature with its colours, local seascapes, photographs and magazines.

Brit mostly paints with acrylics but she also likes to explore with mix media.

Brit had also been a member of the Cyprus Open studios where she had participated in various art group exhibitions. She had also been showing her works at The Makers Space in Tala together with other artists recently.

Currently, she holds a studio in Chlorakas at the Artemis Studios, a space hosting different artists, where she continues to show her work.

To view more on Brit Lindstroem’s artworks, you can contact her at brit.lindstroem@gmail.com to arrange an appointment or visit her at Artemis Studios in Chlorakas, Paphos.

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Albert Einstein

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THE MAKERS SPACE – A MEETING POINT FOR CREATIVE MINDS

In the beautiful hills of Tala, near Agios Neophytos Monastery, lies The Makers Space, a unique and creative art facility hosting membership-based studio and gallery space for artists and ceramists.

The whole concept was born about 5 years ago when its creator, Lee-Anne Raw, was in search of something with a meaning. As a ceramic maker, she was on a quest for a small studio space when she discovered the beautiful stone building close to the monastery.  It was a matter of time until she renovated and transformed it into the present incredible art facility.

The Makers Space offers a range of membership options that cater for full-time artists, serious art hobbyist as well as beginners. Currently, the space hosts a team of 20 people while it covers classes on a weekly bases for about 14-18 children.  The space also offers a series of events and exhibitions which are listed on its Facebook page.

Quoting Lee-Anne Raw… ’Arts come with a challenge… in our personal journey we need to push ourselves to find what we are capable of’.

FB: The Makers Space

Shared Studio and Gallery Spaces / Agios Neophytos Avenue – +357 96 894368

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Open calls

~~~BUFFER FRINGE PERFORMING ART FESTIVAL / DEADLINE 24/4/22 / FOR MORE INFO: http://www.bufferfringe.org

~~~XARKIS FESTIVAL / RESIDENCE PROGRAM IN AGROS / DEADLINE 25/4/22  MORE INFO AT XARKISFESTIVAL  ON INSTAGRAM or on Facebook: xarkis festival

~~~STO5I OPEN CALL FOR DIFFERENT ART DISCIPLINES / MORE INFO AT http://www.sto5i.info/opencall2022 deadline 30/4/22

On going

~~~ART STUDIO 55, LIMASSOL / SPRING GROUP EXHIBITION / 11-17/4/ 22,  7pm -10pm

~~~Pop up shop / artists exhibition at sneakpeek multispacer Nicosia / trikoupi 92a&B, NICOSIA / 17/4/22 at 2-9pm

Did you know that?

POP ARTIST, Andy Warhol, at the end of every month, would seal a box and add a date to it to create “time capsules.”

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Art Studio News – March 2022

Staying in touch with art… by Kiara Timm

Dear Friends,

With March, Spring made its entrance with some rain and a hope for more sunshine. When thinking of March, what often comes to mind is not only the beginning of Spring, but also events that come along with it such as Women’s Day together with human and civil rights, the promotion of peace and such other ideals and values that are interconnected. Ideas and ideals that are or often expressed through the arts to motivate and to develop critical thinking, solidarity and the human value overall.

So let Spring embrace you and of course inspire you at a higher level, beyond yourself.

As always, stay well, stay positive and enjoy your reading!

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Meeting a  local  artist…NATASA ANASTASIOU

A ‘renaissance’ artist and hands on creativity, Natasa is a visual artist and interior decorator.  She creates – from abstract paintings and wall decor, to clay creations. She is also into jewelry design, clothing design and photography.

For the last 7 years, she creates acrylic pouring paintings and wooden side tables tops, with the same technique. She also creates abstracts with acrylic paints, spray paint and other mediums. The result is always unique and not possible to duplicate.

In addition, Natasa also took part in many exhibitions all over the island while her art works decorate private collections in Cyprus, Greece and Germany.

Natasa is working with an interior designer for more than a decade. They collaborate on various projects from interior/exterior design and landscaping, to designing furniture, lighting fixtures and home decor.

Like many artists, her art, is not only about expressing, but also about healing. As Natasa explains: ‘It doesn’t matter if you use a brush, a pencil or your hands – Art is good for the soul... Just make it!’

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  • It’s ART

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Creativity is contagious – pass it on!

Albert Einstein

THE FOREST – ART AWAKING EXHIBITION AND EVENTS

The Arboreal Collective, in collaboration with the Lab for Animation Research, are presenting their first project entitled “Forest” at the NeMe Arts Centre.

Exploring the anatomy of selfhood through nature and technology may at first glance seem contradictory due to a long-standing narrative within contemporary culture that often focalises on a regressive relationship between science, the natural world, and people. Taking this as a point of departure, The Forest proposes a collaborative space that reimagines this relationship via an altered, modern, more hospitable lens that invites intimate expansion through healing.

Redressing imbalances on a cellular level is in some respects akin to the slow art movement philosophy, which calls for audiences to develop a more mindful relationship with art. In this vein, the project invited contributions by Cypriot and international artists that suggest gradual changes in these perspectives via an exhibition, educational talks, and interactive workshops. As a comparative study of people and trees, this exhibition continues to explore humanity and its complexities within the context of nature. Utilising new technologies such as artificial intelligence alongside a long-standing love of trees to create these conceptual transplantations, the project holds space for vital experiments to be made between the oldest and newest living beings.             

By Dr Frosoulla Kofterou

Seminar

Climate Change and Forests
Saturday, 12 March 2022; 11am-1pm.

Unfortunately this information came in rather late but you can visit the NeMe Arts Centre here – If you are interested in following up this information, the website is extensive.

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On going

  • The forest / NeMe Art Centre / Limassol / until 11 /3 /22 / 5:30pm-8:30pm – see link above
  • RAinment of the soul / Leventis museum, Nicosia / on going until 3/4/22 / HOSTING ON-GOING EVENTS DURING THE EXHIBITION  / FOR MORE INFO Tel : 22-661 475
  • Stories of intimacy / the Municipal Art Center—Apothikes Papadaki  11/2/22 –19/3/22 / Tel. 25 367 700

Did you know that?

Georgia O’Keeffe HOLDS the record for the highest price paid for a painting by a woman at Sotheby’s, with her painting Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1 for US$44.4 million (equivalent to US$48.5 million in 2020).

Ed: This may not be The painting but similar.

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Art Studio News – February 2022

Staying in touch with art… by Kiara Timm

Dear Friends,

As the heart of winter seems to be staying around for a while on the island, there are always some new inspiring ideas to keep your creative flow going.

Do you want to create something but you don’t know where to start?

Here are some suggestions to spark your creativity:

Start a creative journal. It is an excellent way to write down your thoughts, draw, do some doodling, play with colours. Anything that comes into your mind may be the beginning of a new idea that can be developed and materialized at a later stage.

Try out some new materials and combine them. It can be from art mediums to tools. For instance, some cheap baking tools can be excellent for mark-making techniques and create texture as well. 

Check out art exhibitions and of course, any type of art can be inspiring, from music, to theatre and even poetry. Each form of art has its own beauty and grace.

If you are a book lover, there are plenty of inspiring ideas there! If you love technology needless to say, surfing the internet as most of  us do these days, has limitless information on any art form.

Connect with other artists. Brainstorming and exchanging views can foster not only new creative ideas but also can open up some wonderful collaborations!

Now that you have some points to think about, stay well, stay positive and enjoy your reading!

Meeting a  local  artist… Photoula Ioannou

A mother of four, a devoted art therapist and ceramist, a gently soul, this is Photoula Ioannou. Born in the province of the occupied side of Nicosia, she moved after the war to the Greek Cypriot side of the capital. She graduated in 1977 from Greece with her studies focused on Cyprus Handcrafts. She worked for many years dedicated to the traditional Cyprus handcraft art and artifacts.

At some point, she was offered a position to work as an art therapist at the psychiatric department in Nicosia.  It was a decision that she made in order to support her family as well.

Pottery won her heart from all the different skills she acquired through her studies and her work, that she later applied to her art therapy work. Her patients got to express themselves through pottery while, as she explained, she gets inspired by their stories.  Her patience and willingness to adapt to different situations, has helped her to overcome daily challenges and to seek for solutions through her art. Through this journey, her passion for clay and her work as an art therapist is constantly growing and she hopes to be able to continue her work until she retires – and afterwards.

Photoula is also a member of the Potters’ Association and has participated in many exhibitions in various places around the island.

Her source of inspiration is gained from nature, visits to museums, travels and through the internet. Apart from her work as an art therapist, Photoula continues to create her own pottery at home during her free time. She loves to create as she feels it is part of her life and would like to continue to create as long as she can!

If you would like to know more about Photoula’s artwork you can send an email to her at

photini6cy@yahoo.gr

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CULTURAL FOOTPRINTS OF LATINS IN CYPRUS /
VISUAL ARTS COMPETITION FOR YOUTH

The Ministry of Education & Culture has announced a Pancyprian Art Competition organized in collaboration with the Youth Section of the Latin Catholic Community’s association “Thriskeftiki Omada Latinon Kyprou”.

The Art Competition has the theme of “The Cultural Footprint of Latins in Cyprus” and aims to encourage pupils to get to know about the presence of the Latin Catholic community of Cyprus – its history as well as its important contribution to the cultural heritage of Cyprus.

The exhibition is open to participation of all pupils from private and state schools with categories for junior school, gymnasium and lyceum of all ages regardless of their religious background.

Deadline is 8 April 2022

Art teachers are invited to encourage students to participate in the competition, where participation can be individual or group.

Participants will be given honorary diplomas and the distinguished contestants will be awarded prizes. There will also be an exhibition held with the winning entries in summer 2022 in Nicosia.
Details can be found on the link https://enimerosi.moec.gov.cy/mobile/ypp13504

PICK & CHOOSE & MORE

TO HONOR THE FOUNDER OF THEOTOKOS FOUNDATION, DR. AMERIKO ARGYROU, A MUSIC CONCERT PERFORMED BY SOPHIA MANOYSAKI & STEPHANOS KORKOLIS / FREE ENTRANCE / PATTICHION THEATRE, LIMASSOL 17/02/22 / RESERVATIONS REQUIRED


RAINMENT OF THE SOUL / LEVENTIS MUSEUM, NICOSIA / ON-GOING UNTIL 3/4/22 / HOSTING ON- GOING EVENTS DURING THE EXHIBITION / FOR MORE INFO 22-661475

STORIES OF INTIMACY / THE MUNICIPAL ART CENTER—
APOTHIKES PAPADAKI 11/2/22 –19/3/22 / 25-367700 – A MUST SEE!

‘THE GIRL WITH THE PEARL EARRING’, VERMEER’S WORK OF ART WAS ALSO KNOWN AS THE “DUTCH MONA LISA” OR “MONA LISA OF THE NORTH”. ORIGINALLY IT WAS NAMED “THE GIRL WITH A TURBAN” AND THE NAME WAS CHANGED IN THE 20TH CENTURY TO THE CURRENT ONE. THE GIRL IN THE PAINTING WAS BELIEVED TO BE MARIA, VERMEER’S ELDEST DAUGHTER

No copyright infringement intended.

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Art Studio News – January 2022

Staying in touch with art… by Kiara Timm

Dear Friends,

We start the first month of the year with some fresh, creative and, of course, artsy ideas to get you going!

We hope that all of you had a great and enjoyable holiday season and may your new year start full of positive energy and good spirit!

Our new year’s resolution is to continue to provide our readers with positive art news through these online  newsletters, share them around and of course spread creativity around as at this point, to quote James Baldwin: “The precise role of the artist, then, is to illuminate that darkness, blaze roads through that vast forest, so that we will not, in all our doing, lose sight of its purpose, which is, after all, to make the world a more human dwelling place.”

As always, stay well, stay positive and enjoy your reading!

It must be spring…

Meeting a  local  artist…KATTYA Glavina!

Full of energy and passionate about art, Kattya Glavina, is a native Colombian Jewelry Designer and Painter who grew up in an artistic environment. She has extensive experience within the visual world in the USA and Europe. She always has more works of Art in progress which is how she likes it. Her philosophy about life is that our visions become artistic expressions of who we truly are.

Today she considers herself a Visionary Artist and resides in the breath-taking island of Cyprus where she has expanded her creative mind through several group and solo exhibitions as well as her ‘Intuitive Tree Art Readings’ which she uniquely created. She has also been featured in dozens of magazines, websites and other platforms.

Kattya has the passionate heart of an artist. Her artwork is a harmonious balance of elements seen and unseen. While her art is mainly of a monochromatic palate, it expresses her inner world with an interaction of lines, forms, textures and rhythm. She mainly favors silver and gold leaf with heavy acrylics as well as adding  her own sculpturing technique to give dimension to her paintings.

Art for this painter is a dose of imagination, knowledge, a sense of exploration and recognition of belonging, much like a declaration of awareness.

To view more on Kattya’s art works check out below:

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Albert Einstein

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Catching fireworks!
… Finding your creative path

There is a point in a creative person’s life where inspiration or the creative process may reach in a dead-end or as we say, have a ‘writer’s block’ which does not necessarily involve only writers; it may happen to any creative mind: songwriters, visual artists, performers, choreographers, storytellers, you name it.  When this happens, the creative mind or person, often doesn’t know where to turn to in order to overcome this situation and find inspiration again. Well, here is where Catching Fireworks fits in!

I was so thrilled when I first heard of Deborah Henry Pollard and I was looking forward to talking to her. As an artist, I was very fascinated to hear about her creative coaching and was interested to know more about it. Deborah Henry Pollard is a creative coach, trained and accredited by Performance Coach Training Ltd and Relational Dynamics 1st.  She had set up Catching Fireworks® to coach creative people from all over the world, including Cyprus while her vast experiences through her life and the world of art involving books, films, art, music, theatre led her to use her skills to support creative people.

Deborah has worked with English National Opera, Siobhan Davies Dance, Society of West End Theatre, Chester Gateway Theatre, Oxford Concert Party, Chester Literature Festival, Studio Voltaire.

Apart from her coaching sessions, Deborah has also written and published a few books to help creative people in different ways. Her book ‘What is your excuse for not succeeding as an artist?for instance, is an excellent start in order to overcome excuses, explore, reflect and nurture the creative potential in order to succeed.

Her passion for her work has also led her to have regular coaching sessions herself and go on coaching retreats to enhance her skills, learn new techniques and continue to develop professionally and personally.

To learn more about Deborah’s creative coaching and Catching Fireworks, as well as about her books and all related information, check out the information below:

http://www.catchingfireworks.co.uk

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DID YOU KNOW?
THERE ARE TECHNICALLY FIVE SEPARATE VERSIONS OF
‘THE SCREAM’
BY THE ARTIST
EDVARD MUNCH

Art Studio News – December 2021

Staying in touch with art… by Kiara Timm

Dear Friends,

It all started a year ago December 2020, the birth of the ‘Art Studio News’ newsletter; the idea to provide positive art news, keeping the good vides going as well as bringing people together through the arts.

Through this year, every monthly edition has been unique and special, aiming to provide something different each time. The section ‘Meeting a local Artist’ has been a treasure to learn and to get to know different talented artists. Their unique style and creative mind has offered the opportunity not only to learn about their art but also provided a source of inspiration in many ways.

To all the artists who have been involved in the newsletter in their own way, thank you for your support. Keep creating as art is the ‘food for the soul’. 

To all the readers of the newsletter, thank you for keeping reading it, sharing it and for your positive feedback. You have all been a driven force to keep it alive and going. It would not have existed without your support.

May your upcoming holidays be inspiring, creative and special.  As always, stay well, stay positive and enjoy your reading!

Meeting a  local  artist…LOUKIA MAVROMOUSTAKI!

Thirsty for life and creativity, Loukia Mavromoustaki is a self-taught artist who never gives up learning!  Loukia’s passion for the arts started in 1994 when she first took Ikebana lessons. This Japanese art of flower arrangements has been an inspiration as well as a spiritual process which brought her closer to nature. Nature and human creativity are brought together into one!

Loukia always loved walks in nature and Ikebana brought her even closer to nature by getting to know the texture and the feeling of various flowers as well as the seasons when they are in bloom. 

She discovered that by creating, it filled her heart with joy and peace and that influenced her into wanting to explore and learn more about arts and crafts. This also led her to start taking painting classes from a well-established, prominent artist and teacher. She took art classes for 7 years (1996-2002) while during that time she participated in a couple of group exhibitions.

Painting helped her to notice the different colors in nature and even more! Loukia started painting landscapes and particularly themes involving the sea as she grew up next to it.

Parallel to painting, she started doing dried flower arrangements and handcraft creations. In 2000-2001, she organized her own handcraft exhibitions. Her unique creations have been admired by many as she keeps them authentic with natural materials.

What makes her art special is the process and the love she puts into each one of her creations that connects her with the viewer through nature with its colors and elements.

To view more on Loukia’s art creations, check out below information

Instagram:           @loukia_creations
Email:                   mavromoustakiloukia@gmail.com
Mobile number: 99 485 069

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Group exhibition by the ‘Art without Borders’ group members / Art Studio 55, Limassol / 7pm-9 pm,  17-19 Dec 2021

‘The parallel project’  – group exhibition / The Gallery 45, 45 St. Andrew Street, Limassol /  until 22 Dec. 2021

8th Ceramic Art Exhibition /  Group exhibition / December 17-19 / Prozak coffee shop, Nicosia / Tel: 22-104244

Women in architecture / Exhibition examines the history of the presence of women in the profession of architecture in Germany and Cyprus over the last 100 years / 7 December 2021– 5 February 2022 / Goethe-Institut Cyprus, Nicosia / Opening night: 7pm. Wednesday-Friday: 2pm-7pm. Saturday: 10am-2pm / Tel: 22-674606

GIVE-AWAY GIFT!

As the newsletter is celebrating one year, we offer a give-away gift!

Get into a draw

and win this wonderful small painting, a unique gift for the holidays! 

DM Kiara for participation. Last date to get into the draw 30/12/21.

The winner will be contacted in person for details.

Wishing everyone well over the holiday season – stay warm and stay safe!

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Art Studio News – November 2021

Staying in touch with art… by Kiara Timm

Dear Friends,

November is here and made its appearance with the first light rain of the season.  A moment of fresh joy that the season will finally change to a ‘cooler’ fresh air and a scent of Fall will come along but it did not last long. While many of us are craving for some cooler weather, the window displays seem to have started getting ready for the Christmas season, already putting together Christmas scenes and goodies. Christmas chocolates and sweets appear to be all over the grocery stores, creating a big temptation for the ‘sweet tooth’ ones.  Nevertheless, whether you are ready or not for the upcoming holiday season, we try to keep your creative art spirit up!  Some exciting events are coming up next!

So, as always let your creativity flow and drive you to exciting outcomes! As always, stay well, stay positive and enjoy your reading!

Among the Guto Ajayu Culture Art Anthology III

Very excited to be part of the Guto Ajayu Culture project with their  Art Anthology part III, a book  representing over 200 artists from around the world and which was presented at the Fine Arts Circle Madrid-Casa Europa (CBA) last month.

The book will also be part of the Spanish National Library in Madrid!

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~ Albert Einstein
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Meeting A LOCAL  artist… Kelly Norman

Living in a village outside Limassol with her Cypriot husband and 3 children Kelly paints most days in her home studio. She holds art workshops for children and has coordinated community Art Projects. She has had 4 solo shows in Limassol and Nicosia and has participated in several group shows in Cyprus, UK and Bulgaria.

Currently Kelly has had a drawing selected for the upcoming The Lido Store Open Exhibition in Margate, UK, opening on December 1, 2021.

In September 2021 she had a painting selected for 2021 RA Summer Show in London. In June 2021 her new painting series on newsprint was selected for The London Paint Cub International Open Call, ‘TOGETHER THROUGH PAINTING’. In March 2021 her work was selected for the First Newsprint Open Call at The Three Works Gallery UK. Also in 2021, she participated in the online Turps  Banana Correspondence Course End of Year Show,  ‘In Absentia’ at the online platform http://www.cohortart.com.

Her current work continues to explore the topographical landscape but in a more abstracted form.

“They are not conventional representations of rocks or cliffs or the sea; they are landscape-informed semi-abstract pieces. I use a wide range of materials including oil paint, oil pastels, oil sticks, charcoal and ink. I draw most days in and outside my studio. These drawings are simultaneously representational and abstract, static and dynamic. The drawings communicate tactile qualities embedded in the landscape exploring mark making and texture. I find during this research and production new areas of interest arise and lead to the next body of work. “

You can follow  Kelly and her artworks and projects at:

Instagram: @artistkellynorman

Website: http://www.artistkellynorman.co.uk

KIDS FOR KIDS ART EXHIBITION

Art can be a means for self expression, a personal satisfaction, a way of living, a source of income but also Art can mean solidarity; a way to support one another and a way to bond a community.

‘Kids for Kids’ art exhibition was born from our children’s love for art and our wish for them to learn the importance of hard work and helping others.

The exhibition will be held at Exhibit 8 Gallery at Georgiou Gennadiou 16 & Themistokleous, on 27 & 28 November from 15:00-20:00 hrs and it’s open to all ages!

Part of the proceeds of sales will go to Ronald McDonald House Charities.  Some of the sponsors include Cablenet, Kean, Christis Charalambides, Eurogate, Associated Agencies Ltd, Laiko Cosmos, CXC Toys.

Pick & choose and MORE

EXHIBITIONS

Kids for Kids Art Exhibition / Exhibit 8, Limassol / 27-28 November 2021

The Makers Space Christmas Market, Tala, Paphos / 27-28 November 2021

Larnaca Biennale continues until 26 November 2021

Valentinos Charalambous Exhibition /Apothikes Papadaki, Limassol / 10 Nov —11 December 2021

Take me, I’m yours / Kelly Norman / Open Studio / 5-6 December, 10am-7pm / Eleftherias 1, PENTAKOMO, Limassol / 99 904 710

Pop up Art for Christmas / House of the Latins, Omirou Street, Nicosia / 11 -12 Dec. 2021

Did you know that

‘The Ballet Class’, By Edgar Degas was an imaginary scene in a rehearsal room in the old Paris Opéra?

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Art Studio News – October 2021

Staying in touch with art… by Kiara Timm 

 

Dear Friends,

The month of October appears to be a good month for hands-on and materializing art shows, exhibitions and all sorts of artful, creative presentations. After a long summer on the island and with September getting back on track, October opens up to be the realization point if you like, for many beautiful exhibitions! So, if you are ‘thirsty’ for some art events, keep on reading and there are some exciting news coming up for you to enjoy and to motivate your creative spirit!

So, as always let your creativity flow and drive you to exciting outcomes. As always, stay well, stay positive and enjoy your reading!

Among the Guto Ajayu Culture Art Anthology

Guto Ajayu Culture presents the Art Anthology part III, a book presentation including about 200 artists from around the world. The book which was presented on the Fine Arts Circle Madrid-Casa Europa (CBA) this month will also be part of the Spanish National library in Madrid. I would like to thank them for being part of this prestigious project!

Creativity is contagious, pass it on!
~ Albert Einstein


ARTernative DESIGNS
AT IZAIA SHOP

Looking for a unique gift? Stop by and check out the ARTernative bags
at IZAIA shop in Limassol
while still available!


Andrea Kalvou 1 &
Ayias Phylaxeous, 3085,
Limassol.

 

Meeting A LOCAL  artist…

MARINA EMPHIETZI!

Marina’s work explores issues of time, life and memory.

She creates engaging artworks in a distinct semi-abstract style inspired mostly by water and the marine environment. With the sound of crashing sea waves and the hot feeling of sand under bare feet, Marina Emphietzi’s story starts in Famagusta, Cyprus. Her family’s childhood home built along the scenic coastline, she spent most of her days by the beach. It is here that she came to know the limitless freedom of the Ocean.

Surrounded by the vivid landscapes of Cyprus, art came naturally to Marina. Her heart’s desire was to study art, although she would pursue a successful career in hotel management and marketing before finally achieving her life-long dream. She has studied at the prestigious schools of Central St. Martins and the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMASS).

She lost her home in the trauma of war. The ocean and its waters, full of life and possibility, are a part of her most joyful memories. They are from which she draws inspiration from in her work and why her pieces have the power to evoke strong feelings of nostalgia and freedom.

A world traveler, Marina has called many places home. The man-made beaches of Dubai, the crowded markets of Ethiopia, and now, the grey skies of London, U.K., each brings their own colour palette to Marina’s current work. Created with robust energy, her paintings have playful textures and a distinct style.

They bring to surface lost memories of being near water, the sound of rumbling waves, the feeling of a warm breeze across skin. A metaphor of the transient human experience, her artwork suggests we flow through the journey of life, ever-changing and free.

To view more on Marina’s Artworks check out:
instagram: @marina.emphietzi
Website:   www.marinaemphietzi.com

 

Pick & choose and MORE

OPEN CALLS

‘CONVERSATIONS’ /  exhibit8gallery, Limassol / submission deadline 27 Oct 21. // 25212171

EXHIBITIONS

LARNACA BIENNALE  /  opening 13 October 21—26 November 21

Art Studio 55, Limassol / 23-26 October 21 &  30 Oct. – 2 Nov.21

… The Soul of the Artist exhibition is an open theme Art Exhibition where artists from different styles and a variety of mediums, are invited to showcase their unique artwork  /

EKATE / Cyprus Chamber of Fine Arts 11, Peonos Street, Nicosia

… Sea+Earth / Marina Emphietzi and Celia Potoudis Macpherson /25 October –5 Nov. 2021  /

Cornaro Art Institute, Limassol / 29 October 2021

… ICSAH Exhibition Human Mobility through the ages /

ART BOOK SUGGESTIONS:

A good art book is equal to good company for the artists in addition to a good source of inspiration for anyone who wants to explore their creative side.

So, if you are looking to expand your artistic curiosity, then here are 2 books suggested to you:

To explore colours:

… 600 Watercolour Mixes  ~  Sharon Finmark

… 500 Acrylic Mixes  ~  Sharon Finmark

If you are looking for portraits then a good book is:

… Drawing Masterclass Portraits  ~  Carole Massey

Finally, if you like to explore techniques then a good start is:

… Terry’s Greatest Tips for Acrylic and Watercolour Artists  ~  Terry Harrison

THE STATUE OF LIBERTY IS THE
LARGEST MOULDED
COPPER STATUE IN
THE WORLD.

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Art Studio News – September 2021

Staying in touch with art – by Kiara Timm

Dear Friends,

Getting back on track from Summer to Autumn can be something to look forward to! Having a fresh start, back to the studio or your kitchen table, outdoor space or wherever your creative spot is and materializing creative ideas in any art form that you enjoy working on can be a very exciting feeling.

Autumn in the island can be inspiring in itself with it’s more bearable temperatures, beautiful sunrise and sunset colors and sunlight.

So, let your creativity flow and motivation to drive you to an exciting outcome! As always, stay well, stay positive and enjoy your reading!


‘Waiting for the Sun’ series paintings gone virtual!

The virtual exhibition called “Beauty of Nature” organized by the Bougie Art Gallery in Canada is still on! Three of the paintings from the series ‘Waiting for the sun” are part of this amazing, international exhibition!

If you did not have the chance to check it out yet, you can do so by clicking on  the link below to view the exhibition for free!

artsteps | Beauty of Nature

MEETING A LOCAL ARTIST… IRINI KLOKKARI

This month we are excited to introduce the artist Irini Klokkari who is originally from Athienou, Larnaca. Irini has obtained a BA in Interior Design and an MA in Interdisciplinary Design.

She has created her own studio space, the ‘Klokkari Design Studio in her birth place Athienou, Larnaca, where she mainly focuses on character illustration. Her inspiration is mostly coming from the Cyprus traditions as it is so rich and has much to offer where each person perceives it in their own way.

According to Irini, the roots, history, culture and civilization are part of what makes us unique, thus we have to respect and appreciate it.   Through her modern design and style Irini has created characters which are presented on different items in order to offer a special moment to each person, may this be anniversaries, weddings or baptisms.

Her characters collection includes traditional folklore art of Cypriot ladies and men, bakers, embroiders, Greek gods and goddesses as well as other characters from the Greek mythology.

Apart from the traditional illustration of the various folklore characters, Irini is also involved in the illustration of beloved ones, creating humoristic portraits to offer a unique gift to any home environment.

You can check out Irini’s collection of illustrations and characters at her on-line shop on Facebook at Klokkari Design Studio.

Creativity is contagious, pass it on!
~ Albert Einstein

ARTERNATIVE DESIGNS
AT IZAIA SHOP

Looking for a unique gift? Stop by and check out the Arternative bags
at IZAIA shop in Limassol
while still available! Andrea Kalvou 1 & Ayias Phylaxeous, 3085 Limassol

Pick & choose events

OPEN CALLS

After;noon / project

Social Awareness Project / Nicosia

S:A Project is calling for Artists and Creators that could exhibit artwork or projects based on Social Awareness such as equality, diversity, nature, activism and any other sector that could be included.

You don’t have to be a professional/established artist to submit your application.

Deadline for Applications: 30th of September 2021

For further information check out the FB @ After;noon / project or www.afternoonproject.net/opencall

ON GOING EXHIBITIONS

‘VENICE IN CYPRUS’– CVAR FOUNDATION/ On Line Photo exhibition / on going until 28/9

‘YOU NEED MORE’ -ART STUDIO 55 — Art exhibition by Katerina Mashir  — tel. 99 382 388

24/ 9 – 7 to 11pm and 25/9 – 4 to 8pm.

OTHER EVENTS

NICOSIA BOOK FEST / 9 and 10 October / Acropolis Park, Nicosia / free entrance / safepass required

For further information:

http://www.nicosiabookfest.com/programma2021

LARNACA BIENNALE  /  opening 13 October 21—26 November 21

Did you know that?

The largest horse statue in the world, the Zizkov Monument,

is in Prague – 9 metres tall.

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Setting the record straight – again

It has been brought to my attention that incorrect information was posted sometime in March 2021 as part of a newsletter. I thought I would make a new post to correct things.

Originally I stated:

Way back in 2006/7 two pioneers from Cambridge in England, living in Cyprus, teamed up and started Open Studios CY. They were David Lester (RIP) and Sue Harding, and they used the Cambridge formula to run the local open studios. The 2007 event kicked off with a grand opening at Tekni Art which, at the time, was run by Nic Costa. It was a roaring success and we loved every minute of the next three years.

Apparently, what I should have said was:

The setting up of Open Studios CY in Paphos in 2006 was an idea originally promoted by Sue Harding who had taken part in such events in the UK.  She suggested the idea to Nic Costa who, at the time, was running the Tekni Art School in Paphos. He was keen on the idea and together they worked to make it a reality. In due course others came on board not only as participants, but also as helpers and organisers. Most notable amongst these were Mary Beth Trotter and Grietje Goedkoop. (Edit: Nic Costa)

I then went on to say: After some time had passed, Sue Harding was fully replaced by Nic Costa and this situation stayed in place until the AGM in December 2011 when no volunteers came forward to continue the work.

Open Studios CY went into hibernation where it still remains although the entire framework and platform no longer exist.

I apologise for any misunderstandings in the original post. However, that is now all history as it was replaced by:

In January 2016 Cyprus Open Studios (COS) was birthed but also due to lack of continued support and COVID19, closed its doors in 2020.

The website and the Facebook page still exist and all COS past participants are still listed under the heading of ARCHIVE on the website: www.cyprusopenstudios.com – you can still contact them.

The COS Facebook page features a monthly newsletter produced by Kiara Timm, an artists who lives and works in Limassol, Cyprus. She would appreciate your support with news and images of happenings on the art scene in Cyprus. Please see the previous blog post for her contact information.

I trust that this will clarify things.

Maria Etheridge – founder of COS