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Art Workshop by Rita Mekanna

It was our pleasure to have the famous and devoted Fine Art teacher, Rita Mekanna at our gallery for an amazing and very interesting Art workshop. In addition, we are so pleased to view that the participants enjoyed it to the most by creating beautiful paintings and having a glass of wine.

About the instructor:

Born in Beirut, Rita studied decorative arts and acquired in 1998 a Master degree in Fine Arts from the Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts, University of Balamand (ALBA). A devoted teacher of arts, she has cumulated more than 25 years of experience in the education field. To share her passion for creativity and arts, Rita coordinates many art events and theater decoration, in addition to teaching history of arts in many reputable schools in Beirut-Lebanon, Dubai-UAE and Cyprus, namely “College Notre-Dame de Jamhour, Collège St Grégoire-Beirut, Lycée Libanais Francophone in Dubai, YWCA, C&E College”…

Rita invests her wide experience in visual arts by giving art lessons to talented people from all ages who are interested in learning. She is the Founder of L’ Atelier des Beaux-Arts. Between 2005 and 2008, she animated on local TV channel (New TV) the “Young Artist” program, which was also broadcasted worldwide via Satellite. Rita is a member of the Lebanese Association of Artists-Painters, the Teachers’ Syndicate and the House of Lebanon Art group. She has participated since 2003 in various international competitions, collective and individual art exhibitions.

More workshops are coming soon!

 

‘Miracle of Life’ | Solo Exhibition by Irene Fani Efstathiou

We are so excited to host the Art exhibition by Irene Fani Efstathiou ‘Miracle of Life’.

The exhibition is consisted of various paintings and drawings based the different stages of pregnancy and motherhood! The artist builds us a narrative between the audience and her artwork about her experiences, thoughts and emotions. Through the series of art pieces, Irene aims to illustrate the first stage of pregnancy and how woman’s’ body change through this beautiful journey!

*The opening of the ‘Miracle of Life’ Exhibition will be on the 6th of August at 19:30 at our gallery. The exhibition will be due the 10th of August.

**Gallery’s opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00 – 13:00 & 14:00 – 23:00 / Sunday to Monday: closed

 

‘The Wanderer’ | Solo Exhibition by Christian Fohtung

‘The Wanderer’

Solo Exhibition by Christian Fohtung is right ahead!

 Opening event at the 23rd of July at 19:30!!

Abstract paintings, traditional dancers performing & more in a cozy atmosphere!
Christian is strongly influenced by his emotions, thoughts and experiences.

“My work is a broadcast of symbolic forms arising when energy at a state of rest links with another at state of movement creating the essence of ideas”

Short Bio:

Dinga Chrsitian Fohtung born on the 24th of July 1989 in a small town in the north western part of cameroon migrated to the island of Cyprus in 2016 where he started my artistic journey as an actor. Christian participated in several music videos, while also being fashion model. The cumulation of life experience and being part of this forgoten time and space we live in is what his paintings express,an inorderly intelligent specie building worlds and destrying their own creations.

“The role I play with my paintings is expressing order and chaos as Love and Beauty”

Join us for Art & Wine near Saripolou Square!!

SNEAK PEEK: ‘Monogramma Vlll’ by Rebecca Savvidou Trimikliniotou

Last night was the Opening event of ‘Monogramma VIII’, the Solo Exhibition of Rebecca Savvidou Trimikliniotou at our gallery at Saripolou Square!

The ‘Monogramma VIII’ Exhibition is Rebecca’s 8th Solo Exhibition in Cyprus and she has also participated in various group exhibitions in the island.
She is a Musician and a Painter. Rebecca is a Limassol resident and she has studied Music at Lyon of France. She participated in various concerts and operas both in Cyprus and Europe such as in Poland, France, United Kingdom, Greece, Italy and Netherlands. Her artwork is colourful and at some parts abstract.
/ The exhibition will be on until the 16th of July.

Artist’s statement

Time is continually running and there is a continuous exploration of inside and outside of oneself, which has no alignments. Consistency and hard work. The light comes as a liberation, to reduce the wild anxiety, as well as the sound that calms down the souls. The energy of the colours unfolds like a secret garden that hides one more and different dimension of things and beings.

*Art Gallery’s opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00 – 13:00 / 14:00 – 22:00
Sunday & Monday: closed

‘Say Hello’ | Open Call for Artists

We are happy to announce an upcoming open themed exhibition for artists to introduce themselves and their Art!
A distinctive Open Call to meet each other.
Exhibit in the heart of Limassol’s city Centre, near Saripolou square, the artwork that best describes your ideas and art practice.

There are no restrictions on what artists wish to submit.

All mediums, forms, surfaces and concepts are welcomed.

/ Submission deadline: 11th Aug. at gallery@exhibit8.com.cy / 25212171

Art curator: Evdokia Georgiou

Art director: Sonia Photiou

*A digital catalogue will be available for artists after the exhibition.

Monogramma Vlll | Solo Exhibition by Rebecca Savvidou Trimikliniotou

[..ακολουθεί Ελληνικό κείμενο..]
We are pleased to have the Solo Exhibition of Rebecca Savvidou Trimikliniotou at our gallery at Saripolou Square! The ‘Monogramma VIII’ Exhibition is Rebecca’s 8th Solo Exhibition in Cyprus and she has also participated in various group exhibitions in the island.
She is a Musician and a Painter. Rebecca is a Limassol resident and she has studied Music at Lyon of France. She participated in various concerts and operas both in Cyprus and Europe such as in Poland, France, United Kingdom, Greece, Italy and Netherlands. Her artwork is colourful and at some parts abstract.
/ The exhibition will be on until the 16th of July.
Artist’s statement
Time is continually running and there is a continuous exploration of inside and outside of oneself, which has no alignments. Consistency and hard work. The light comes as a liberation, to reduce the wild anxiety, as well as the sound that calms down the souls. The energy of the colours unfolds like a secret garden that hides one more and different dimension of things and beings.
*Art Gallery’s opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00 – 13:00 / 14:00 – 22:00
Sunday & Monday: closed
Ελληνικό κείμενο:
Είμαστε στην ευχάριστη θέση να φιλοξενούμε την ατομική έκθεση της Ρεβέκκας Σαββίδου Τριμικλινιώτου στη γκαλερί μας στην πλατεία Σαριπόλου! Είναι η 8η Ατομική Έκθεση της Ρεβέκκας στην Κύπρο και έχει επίσης συμμετάσχει σε διάφορες ομαδικές εκθέσεις στο νησί.
Είναι μουσικός και εικαστικός. Η Ρεβέκκα είναι κάτοικος της Λεμεσού και έχει σπουδάσει Μουσική στην πόλη της Λυών στην Γαλλία. Συμμετείχε σε διάφορες συναυλίες και όπερες τόσο στην Κύπρο όσο και σε χώρες της Ευρώπη, όπως στην Πολωνία, τη Γαλλία, το Ηνωμένο Βασίλειο, την Ελλάδα, την Ιταλία και την Ολλανδία. Η Τέχνη της εμπεριέχει ζωντανές, χρωματιστές είκονες με στοιχεία αφερετικά.
/ Η έκθεση θα διαρκέσει έως τις 16 Ιουλίου.
Το συνεχές του χρόνου μακρύ και η συνεχής αναζήτηση εντός και εκτός χωρίς ευθυγραμμίσεις. Με συνέπεια και μόχθο. Το φως έρχεται λυτρωτικό, να διαλευκάνει την ατίθαση ανησυχία όπως και ο ήχος που ημερεύει τις ψυχές. Η ενέργεια των χρωμάτων ξετυλίγεται σαν μυστικός κήπος που κρύβει την άλλη διάσταση των πραγμάτων.
* Ώρες λειτουργίας της Γκαλερί:
Τρίτη έως Σάββατο: 10:00 – 13:00 / 14:00 – 22:00
Κυριακή & Δευτέρα: κλειστή

Photography Open Call: ‘Shoot Cyprus’

Open call for professionals and amateurs for

a Photography Exhibition!!

Cyprus: so many beautiful places, so many secret views, so many feelings, and traditions.

Beautiful sunsets – Stunning flora – Cozy snowfalls – Remarkable monuments –Cultural moments

There are so many beautiful coasts, cultural villages with their own unique identity, traditions and norms.
Through the ‘Shoot Cyprus’ exhibition, we wish to illustrate how artists are influenced by Cyprus and capturing various moments of the island through the lens of a camera.
High resolution photography piece printed on A4, A3 or A2 (framed or not)
Art curator: Evdokia Georgiou
Art director: Sonia Photiou
Submission deadline: 10th of July
There is a selection process and a participation fee.
Digital catalogue will be available for artists after the exhibition.
For more info gallery@exhibit8.com.cy / 25212171

‘Capricornus’ Exhibition by Pablo | Opening Event

We are glad to announce that we will be hosting ‘Capricornus’ Exhibition by Pablo. The Opening event will be on the 30th of June at 19:30 at our gallery in the heart of Limassol’s city centre.

Pablo has firstly studied a BSc of Biology and then he obtained a Master on Art History. The artist is influenced by various forms of his surroundings, daily life, Art History and fantasy. Pablo’s expressionist works reveals the inner-most architecture of the psyche. Hybrid portraiture, creatures and humanoids emerging from shadows and ethereal landscapes – Subliminal. Exotic. Exquisite. A true Avant Garde, and exponent of the New Gothic! He has been referred to as the anti-philosopher punk artist, and existential revolutionary who reaches for the core of authenticity – this is his revelation – through the unfathomable and eternal imagination.

The Exhibition will last for three days, until the 2nd of July.

 

*Gallery’s Opening hours:
Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00-13:00 / 14:00-18:00 | Sunday & Monday: closed

SNEAK PEEK: ‘Portrait’ Exhibition | Opening event

Curatorial statement:

 

“You look happy

You look upset

You look scary

Oh, you look extraordinary!”

 

There are facial expressions of anger, desperation, chaos and there are others of harmony, happiness, enthusiasm. The ‘Portrait’ exhibition aims to present the various styles, colours, methods and possibilities a portrait could be drawn, painted, sculpted or photographed.

In art, faces, appearances and emotions could be presented as they are, explored and twisted. The creator could create himself/herself, as well as aim to illustrate a loved one, an unknown person or even a creature, or a famous persona! Through people’s faces, the audience could recognize past scars, emotions, social and cultural influences, concerns and many more.

Artists are creating through realistic and abstract methodologies to present how they observe the concept. Artists are exploring colors, forms, images, materials, brush strokes, textures, stitching, crosshatching and many more techniques to present their own perspective and style by creating a face!

View more about the artworks and the event by clicking here.

Art curator: Evdokia Georgiou
Art director: Sonia Photiou

Participant Artists

Marios Theophilides, Antonia Aristiadou (Tonia), Nona Michael, Irene Louca, Alicja Cwek, Christina Saba, Dona Androniki Mikellidou, Loukia Soteriou, Ti – Jean Roberts, Dasha Yeutukh, Xanthos Sarris, Vartan Ghazarian, Kristina Karayianni, Zana Costa, Maria Theodosiou, Anthia Constantinou, LRo ( Elina Rodosthenous), Chrysanthos Diamantakis


The exhibition will be at our gallery until the 23rd of June.

Gallery’s opening hours: Monday to Friday: 10:00 – 13:00 / 14:00 – 18:00 & Saturday – Sunday: closed

Wine Cellar’s opening hours: Monday to Friday: 13:00 – 21:00 & Saturday – Sunday: closed

 

 

 

‘Portrait’ Exhibition | Opening event

We wish to invite you all to our opening of the ‘Portraits’ exhibition, happening at the night of the 16th of June in the heart of Limassol’s city centre.
Curatorial statement:
Portraits of own’s self; portraits of a loved one; portraits of an unknown person or a famous persona!
Face’s expressions; face’s chaos and harmony; face’s realism and abstractions are a daily inspiration for beings to create through both 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional pieces of art!
An exhibition aiming to present the various styles, colours, methods and possibilities a portrait could be drawn, paint, sculpt or photographed.
Artists are exploring colors, forms, images, materials, brush strokes, textures, stitching, crosshatching and many more techniques to present their own perspective and style by creating a face!
Art curator: Evdokia Georgiou
Art director: Sonia Photiou
The exhibition will be at our gallery until the 23rd of June.
Gallery’s opening hours: Monday to Friday: 10:00 – 13:00 / 14:00 – 18:00 & Saturday – Sunday: closed
Wine Cellar’s opening hours: Monday to Friday: 13:00 – 21:00 & Saturday – Sunday: closed
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