A LARNACA Gallery has donated €3,451 to the town’s community market, using the profits from an exhibition to help out the market support an ever growing number of people who rely on it for basic items and food.
The owner of Kypriaki Gonia Gallery (A corner of Cyprus) Nicos Psatharis has presented a cheque to Larnaca Mayor Andreas Louroudjiatis comprising of the profits of an group exhibition to mark his gallery’s 20 years. Some 790 works from 80 artists were displayed, 240 of which were sold for a total of €34,510, a Larnaca municipality announcement said.
Louroudjiatis thanked Psatharis for his contribution which he said gave society an opportunity to reflect on the relationship between art and solidarity at a time when “many concepts have lost their meaning or are completely misunderstood.”
Across Cyprus, charities, the Church and local authorities have set up community markets or other forms of help over recent years as the debt crisis has been making it increasingly difficult for people to feed themselves and their families. Back in February, a Larnaca resident anonymously donated €25,000 to the community market which back then catered to over 1,000 people.