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Art doesn’t take a summer holiday

Although August is a month when we kick back and do nothing much, the muses that ruffle artists’ feathers are never quiet and two exhibitions will let us into the summer world of art as of tomorrow.

Art will be blossoming in Platres when the Community Council of Platres will showcase an exhibition of ceramic art, painting and photography under the name Chromato Pilo Kamomata (Creations of Colour and Clay).

The exhibition will feature work by Costas Michaelides, Maria Michael and Tania Kalaitzi and will run until August 20.

Aside from exhibiting their artwork, Michaelides and Michael will be teaching ceramic art and painting (aquarelle painting) classes on a daily basis for the duration of the exhibition. Michaelides, who has been working with ceramic art for many years, will offer art lovers the chance to learn the secrets of ceramics through a three-hour course (Ceramic Art Master Class) by the end of which you will have crafted your very own ceramic table lamp.

While Michaelides will be teaching all there is to know about ceramics, Michael will be teaching about aquarelle painting. With Michael, participants will be able to create a work of art and let loose in the magic world of colours. So, sign up for the summer painting workshop and paint your own magical city along with the guidance of a professional visual artist.

The cost for participation in the ceramics workshop is €25 per person and there are also special prices for groups. Call 96-559564 or email [email protected] to reserve your place

The cost for participation in the painting workshop is €5 for children and €15 for adults. Call 99-457457 to reserve your place.

A portion of all proceeds will be given to the organisation Istera Irthe i Anixi, a non-profit organisation that supports people with hematologic diseases.

The second exhibition to open its doors tomorrow will be a solo engraving exhibit by Charalambos Krasias also in Limassol.

Krasias’ first solo exhibition will include dozens of works, which he dedicates to his occupied village Kontea. The engravings depict the anguish of refugees, the tragedy of an occupied island and the artist’s own personal feelings and experiences.

Krasias started working with engravings in 2013 when he was part of the engraving classes given by Hambis Tsangaris. His subject matter often revolves around the island before 1974 and how the island has evolved today.

The exhibition opening will not only enable us to get a feel for new engraving works, but also give us the chance to hear a number of poems which will be narrated.

Chromato Pilo Kamomata
Group ceramic art, painting and photography exhibition. Opens August 5 at 7.30pm until August 20. Platres Community Council, Platres, Limassol. Tel: 25-813112

Engraving Exhibition
Solo exhibition by Charalambos Krasias. Opens August 5 at 12pm until October 31. Hambis Printmaking Museum, Platanisteia, Limassol. Wednesday-Sunday: 10am-1pm and 4pm-6pm. Tel: 25-222772

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