Art Studio News – May 2021 – by Kiara Timm
May is here with its warm sunny days preparing us for the summer together with a feeling of optimism. Personally, walking to the beach after the recent lockdown was a liberating feeling with a sense of freedom; a freedom which tingles all the body and leaves a wonderful sensation of being alive. I could fill my nostrils and lungs with a fresh and salty sea breeze without worrying about restrictions. A stress-free feeling from messages and constrains on time movements.
I wish to all of you to be able to experience this sensation of freedom where it drives you to create wonderful things and feeling contented.
At this point, I would like to share with you a recent art work which is dedicated to this concept: ‘Freedom.’
Enjoy your reading and keep your free spirit alive!
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Meeting a local artist…KATJA TONJA!
This month is dedicated to a special artist who finds inspiration in our island with its light and colors: Meet Katja Tonja!
Many years ago, at an exhibition, an artist whose painting she was admiring told her: color is everything…
It’s almost entirely her mantra. Moving to Cyprus made it possible to explore that assertion. The island, she says, “is astonishing! Seasons are bright; light and colour intense. The abundance of sunshine reveals the prettiest yellows, purples, blues and greens of spring and then the colors turn to gold in summer. This truly is an artist’s heaven!”
There is almost no subject or art form that she wouldn’t pursue. She uses acrylics and multimedia. New methods, subjects and techniques interest her. From time to time she throws her energy into portraiture only to find abstracts, landscapes and still life winding their way in. Art is an evolving and liberating activity. This island, with its rich history, mythology and colorful folklore, is a constant inspiration for Katja.
Katja participated in Cyprus Open Studios and numerous exhibitions in Cyprus, UK, Belgium and Dubai. She is presently a member of Makers Space Studios in Tala, Paphos. There, she shares space and ideas with a group of very enthusiastic and talented painters, ceramicists, fabric designers and glass artists.
Facebook: Katja Tonja, Katja Tonja Art
Instagram: #Katja Tonja, #Katja Tonja Art
Tel: +357 26 622 019
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PEGASUS ART FOUNDATION
Founded in 2007, Pegasus Art Foundation is a non-profit institution aiming to show the work of artists to a greater audience, getting in touch with galleries abroad and to showcasing in various Art events and Art fairs locally and abroad.
The Foundation seeks to cover all areas in Arts, such as Fine Arts, Music, Theatre, Cinematography and Choreography / Movement and to offer new dimensions and different opportunities to artists of all fields.
Further, among the principles of the foundation is to provide a modern platform of collaboration among artists and to support contemporary art.
Since its establishment, Pegasus Art Foundation has successfully organized numerous innovating proposals, installations, seminars, exhibitions, international artists’ presentations while it has also supported other cultural institutions on the island.
In 2020, Pegasus Art Foundation began its collaboration with the Austrian Cultural Institution ‘Vienna QuartiereArtistico’, in order to promote the collaboration between Austrian and Cypriot artists from all Art areas including Music, Theatre, Cinematography and other.
Situated on Heroes Square, Limassol, Cyprus.
“Creativity is contagious, pass it on!” ~ Albert Einstein
If are looking to chill out on the sofa with a nice glass of wine or a cup of tea, watching a good art related movie, here are some suggestions for you:
- ‘Loving Vincent (2017) directed by Dorota Kobiela & Hugh Welchman
- ‘‘Woman in gold’ (2015) directed by Simon Curtis
- Modigliani’ (2007) directed by Mick Davis
- ‘El Greco’ (2007) directed by Dimitris SIatopoulos
- ‘Frida’, (2002) directed by Julie Taymor
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