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OPEN CALL | Black & White Exhibition

It’s CONTEST time!!

Are you an artist thrilled to win a Solo Exhibition in a well-established space in Limassol?

Then, submit your best work in Black & White hues!!

Short-listed artists will be exhibited at our gallery.

The winner artist will be selected from the judging committee to have a Solo Exhibition in a well- known space, which will soon be announced on our social media channels.

Enter by painting, sculpture, photography, drawing

Email us at gallery@exhibit8.com.cy your artworks, details of the artworks (material, dimensions, title, price), artists statement and contact information (telephone number and email)

For more info call us at 25212171

Submission deadline: 25th of September

*Submission is free, and when short-listed there is a participation fee.

Gallery’s opening hours:

Monday to Friday: 10:00 to 13:00 & 14:00 to 18:00

Saturday & Sunday: Closed

‘What’s your story?’ exhibition

Exhibit 8 Crafts & Heritage aims to promote Arts and creators. Through this journey, the Gallery presents various exhibitions, projects and artists.

The ‘What’s your story?’ exhibition is the outcome of several workshops Marianna Parmatzia created under the umbrella of the European Erasmus program – European Youth at the Frontlines of Active Citizenship, and the C.I.P (Citizens In Power) organisation. The participants are influenced by the intercultural and creative storytelling workshop “What’s your Story”.
This multi-media exhibition is sponsored by Exhibit 8 Crafts & Heritage.

The participants have different cultural, but also professional backgrounds, and some of them never had the chance to show their stories, wishes or creations in public!
The idea was to create a universal Storytelling, using different media and methods that everybody can understand without using any verbal language!
From audio, to visual methods have been used, so the results are pretty interesting!

So, what’s their Story?

The exhibition’s opening was on the 26th of August and it will be on due the 28th of August.

Also a big thank you for George Bizios, who made the opening even better with his unique sound track.

SNEAK PEEK: ‘The Garden’ Exhibition by Polina Isakharova

A sneak peek of the amazing and cheerful evening here at Exhibit 8 Crafts & Heritage, at the opening of ‘The Garden’ Exhibition by Polina Isakharova. The exhibition was on the 1st of August and it was about a great collection of her interesting, romantic and bright artworks, which were all sold out.
As the artist says:
“Life is messy. It’s unpredictable, ever changing, moving and pushing us to our limits. Not too long ago we were all at home, waiting anxiously as to what would happen next. Our plans were put on hold and the world went into hibernation. While social media was booming with noisy news the streets were quiet. I could feel subtle changes. The sweet flower fragrances changed every time I went grocery shopping. I had time now to notice the new green leaves on trees and the first summer breeze entering our apartment. I felt separated and alone yet quietly connected.
As the sun rose earlier and the days got hotter I could feel an inner summer stirring inside. A new lightness and hope during a time of endless questions. During my months of quarantine I reached for my paintbrushes to keep my sanity. It was my daily prayer. While flowers bloomed outside, I painted them inside; inside my mind that needed comfort, softness and beauty.
A few years ago my friend Ken died. Afterwards I would sneak into his garden which was overgrown with weeds and gather apples from his trees to make jam. While I lived on Vancouver Island my grandmother died in Uzbekistan but I couldn’t go to the funeral. As a solace I took a road trip to San Francisco with a friend and we buried ourselves in the fragrance from hundreds of roses in Portland’s International Rose Garden. Life is messy but we can choose where we look. When we have no control we can at least smell the roses.”
Art exhibition

SNEAK PEEK: ‘Abandoned Artwork’ Exhibition opening event

It was a joyful evening and it was our pleasure of having all of you with us!!
Through this exhibition, the artists aim to present themselves and who they truly are through their art pieces, which were left behind and forgotten in the corner of their home, or studio.
In an era of criticism, Art needs to be the stepping stone of creating a better world.
Art does not judge nor does it see right or wrong.
Instead, it gives the freedom to all individuals to express themselves.

Art curator: Evdokia Georgiou

Art director: Sonia Photiou

Exhibition will be on until the 23rd of July.
Gallery’s opening hours:
Tuesday to Friday: 10:00 – 14:00 & 16:00 – 20:00
Saturday: 11:00 – 18:00
Sunday & Monday: closed
P.S. Don’t miss it!!
Photos by Andreas Christoforou
Open call

OPEN CALL: ‘Drops of Art’- Affordable Treasures

An Art exhibition for artists!

Offering to the audience Affordable Treasures for admiration and purchase at the beginning of the Autumn era!

We are happy to invite artists to exhibit a collection of their artworks at our upcoming exhibition in September in the heart of Limassol’s city centre. The ‘Drops of Art’- Affordable Treasures exhibition aims to bring beautiful, distinctive and affordable artworks, one step closer to the audience.

Artists are welcomed to exhibit any size of artworks and of any medium that can fit within the dimensions set by the gallery. The space available for each artist will be one meter width along with the height of our gallery’s white and bright walls. The artworks’ prices should be up to 300 euro.

Join us with your Art by dropping us an email at gallery@exhibit8.com.cy , before the 25th of August 2020, with the following: photos and details of your artworks such as medium, sizes, etc., as well as your contact details (phone & email) . The exhibition will be on for a week.

*submission is free, although there is a participation fee, if selected. No commission applied on sales!

For more info please contact us 25212171 or gallery@exhibit8.com.cy

 

Polina, artist

EXHIBITION | Polina Isakharova: Meet the artist

Polina Isakharova is the artist of our upcoming exhibition “The Garden” and the opening will be on the 30th of August at 19:00.

The artist shares with us the following:

“I have just turned 30 years old.  I am an artist, a teacher, a director and most of all a human. I was born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan and emigrated to Toronto, Canada with my family in 1996. During my teenage years my visual art and drama teachers (Troy Fogg and Lazaros Geronikolos) inspired and nourished my creativity.  From age 15-18 my high school art teacher gave me extra time and freedom to explore in all my art projects and even let me borrow the grade 9 and 10 students to paint backdrops for the play I co-directed with Mr. Geronikolos. Laz and Troy set my artistic foundation. I flourished and gained confidence as an artist because of their inspiration and support. During my 20’s I discovered the art that I had learned about as a teen by visiting galleries around the world: New York, Seattle, Boston, London, Amsterdam, Nice, Barcelona, Prague, Athens, Vienna, Budapest and many more. The Renaissance is my favorite time period which is why visiting Rome and Florence was an absolute dream come true.

Throughout my twenties I took creative risks from having my own art shows, traveling around Europe, to living on two different islands. Becoming an adult gave me space to grow into the person I wished to be and not the person I was taught to be. It’s funny I should say that when I myself am a teacher. I love teaching. It’s why I became an artist. At the Rudolf Steiner Center, where I was studying to be a Waldorf Teacher, my professor said we needed to learn how to do chalk drawings on the chalkboard. These drawings were the means to connect the children to the subject being taught. When I started playing with chalk pastels on a chalk board the artist in me was born again. After studying Theater at York University for four years I had become a perfectionist and had no desire to paint. In front of a chalkboard I rediscovered the joy in drawing as everything could be easily erased, not like a white canvas. For the last seven years I have loved drawing on chalkboards in classrooms.

Just before my first teaching job on Vancouver Island I had a solo art exhibition “Happily Ever After”(July 2014) in downtown Toronto where I created my own chalk boards to draw on. The massive art piece “The Higher Self and the Body” from my first show, now hangs in the dance department in York University. In 2015 I started the riskier route of playing with oil paints, which taught me patience. My second solo exhibit in 2016, “Dancing with Divine” showcased my oil on canvas paintings of dancers.  After living in Duncan, British Columbia for three years I moved to Limassol, Cyprus to help open the first Waldorf School (Limassol Waldorf School).  Moving to Limassol and being a part of the school has been my greatest dream realized. However, it is now time for me to return back home to Canada but before I go I have two gifts of love for Cyprus: A Midsummer’s Night Dream at Curium (July 23-25) that I am directing and my art show “The Garden” (July 30-August 1). “

EXHIBITION l Abandoned Artwork – Opening

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In an era of criticism, Art needs to be the stepping stone of creating a better world.
Art does not judge nor does it see right or wrong.
Instead, it gives the freedom to all individuals to express themselves.
This exhibition is consisted of twelve artists who are presenting themselves and who they are through the art piece, which was left behind and forgotten in the corner of their home, or studio.

Art curator: Evdokia Georgiou

Art director: Sonia Photiou

Exhibition’s opening: Thursday, 9th of July 2020 at 19:30

Gallery’s opening hours:
Tuesday to Friday: 10:00 – 14:00 & 16:00 – 20:00
Saturday: 11:00 – 18:00
Sunday & Monday: closed

P.S. Don’t miss it!!
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Σε μια εποχή όπου επικρατεί η κριτική, η Τέχνη πρέπει να είναι το σκαλοπάτι για τη δημιουργία ενός καλύτερου κόσμου.
Η τέχνη δεν κρίνει, ούτε βλέπει σωστό ή λάθος.
Αντ ‘αυτού, δίνει την ελευθερία σε όλα τα άτομα να εκφραστούν.
Αυτή η έκθεση αποτελείται από δώδεκα καλλιτέχνες, οι οποίοι έχουν σκοπό να αναδείξουν τον εαυτό τους και ποιοι είναι πραγματικά μέσα από το έργο τέχνης τους, το οποίο είχε μείνει ξεχασμένο στη γωνία του σπιτιού τους ή του εργαστηρίου τους.

Εγκαίνια έκθεσης: Πέμπτη, 9 Ιουλίου 2020 στις 19:30 έως τις 22:00

Έκθεση έως τις 23 Ιουλίου 2020

Ώρες λειτουργίας της γκαλερί:
Τρίτη έως Παρασκευή: 10:00 – 14:00 & 16:00 – 20:00
Σάββατο: 11:00 – 18:00
Κυριακή & Δευτέρα: κλειστή

Υ.Γ. Μην την χάσετε!

In Stavri Pidia studio

Stavri Pidia: “As an artist I speak with my emotions.”

Stavri Pidia is an artist based in Limassol and she is inspired by social issues and concerns. Stavri has exhibited her artwork ‘Schizophrenia’ at our recent exhibition ‘Identity’.

Let us know a bit more about yourself and when did you first become interested in Art?  

I was born and raised in Limassol, Cyprus and I am a professional Graphic Designer / Illustrator. Art was a part of my life from a very young age. I grew up watching my mum painting and participating in exhibitions herself, so that on its own was very eye-opening to me. I took various Art Lessons at a young age and I can always remember myself drawing or painting on walls, books, sketchbooks or any empty space I could find. I have always admired how artists work, how they think about life and how they put their visions and thoughts onto canvases or any other form of space and I have always felt a part of this world. After a 5 year break for my studies, I decided to return to painting at the age of 23. Since then I have been taking part to group exhibitions in Cyprus and I also presented my first solo exhibition in June, 2019 in Limassol.
Tell us about your Art working process and inspirational sources.  

Usually I think about a specific problem that is in my mind and I try to visualize how I want to paint it with color or shapes, and so I start sketching on my canvas until I end up with my final outline.  I try to think which color matches with the feeling I want to pass on to the viewer, so I do a bit of research before. At this point of my life, I get inspired by Social issues / problems and moments that give me very strong feelings, either negative or positive. These feelings are usually anger, sadness curiosity and optimism. In a sentence I could say that as an artist I speak with my emotions.
Tell us a bit about your working and creativity process. 

To be honest, I don’t have a specific creativity process. Ideas run through my head constantly, and whichever makes me feel more vulnerable or passionate about a subject, that’s the one I choose to paint.  Some days I feel more creative than others. The days that creativity doesn’t flow as much into me, I try to avoid painting so I won’t end up with something I don’t like. It has happened in the past and I had to re-paint the final outcomes because it didn’t feel right.

What moment of your Art career you identify as the highlight and why?
 
I believe my first Solo Exhibition in 2019 was the highlight of my Art Career. In that exhibition I tried to express my point of view on mental illnesses and how we should accept those and the people that go through them as part of our lives. To end the stigma of mental illnesses. The whole exhibition was kind of a risk for me since I am a new artist in Cyprus and I didn’t know if people were to show up. I was surprised to see the amount of people that visited the opening of my exhibition and I felt very proud when I sold many of my paintings.  As a new artist that was a big’’ push’’ for me to work harder and do more in the Art field.
Are there any current or future projects, exhibitions you are working on or will be soon?

Currently, I am working on a new project which will be about Body Love and Women Empowerment. If everything goes well with the pandemic that took over the past months, I will announce the opening of my new exhibition in 2021.

Instagram: @stavripidia @ariaartcy

Art event

Χρώματα & Δαντελωτά Μαντάλα | Εργαστήρι & Παρουσίαση Βιβλίου

Τα χρώματα της ψυχής σαν μέσο έμπνευσης!

Εργαστήριο για ενήλικες εμπνευσμένο από τη φιλοσοφία του καινοτόμου βιβλίου «Χρώματα & Δαντελωτά Μαντάλα»

Exhibit 8 Crafts & Heritage
Ανδρέα Δρουσίωτη 6, Yanax Suits, 3040, Λεμεσός

Ανακαλύψτε μέσα από το μοναδικό αυτό εργαστήριο την πολύπλευρη επίδραση του φωτός και των χρωμάτων στη ζωή σας, που θα σας δώσει πρόσβαση στην μοναδική σας προσωπικότητα και ενέργεια και θα σας φέρει σε επαφή με ένα πρωτόγνωρο τρόπο, με τον μοναδικό σας πλούτο.
Έτσι με πηγή έμπνευσης τα χρώματα της δικής σας ενέργειας, προσωπικότητας και ψυχής, θα δημιουργήσετε τα δικά σας μοναδικά μαντάλα.

Με εκπαιδευτές την Έλενα Χατζηγεωργίου, την Ισχυρή Mind Coach, Spiritual Healer και συγγραφέα, η οποία σας παρουσιάζει ένα ολοκληρωμένο και αποτελεσματικό σύστημα, που σας δίνει τη δυνατότητα να χρωματίσετε αποτελεσματικά την ευτυχία και την επιτυχία σας!

Και την Ειρήνη Κλοκκαρή, δημιουργό του Klokkari Design Studio, εικονογράφο, με Master στο Interdisciplinary Design, γνωστή για την ιδιαίτερη δημιουργική προσέγγιση της την οποία διοχετεύει και στα εκπαιδευτικά της προγράμματα.

Επένδυση: €12 το άτομο, συμπεριλαμβάνονται τα υλικά.
**Παρακαλούμε όπως προκρατήσετε την θέση σας λόγω περιορισμένο αριθμό θέσεων.

Artists

‘Quill & Feel’ exhibition: Pan Meraklis and Irina Sigitova

‘Quill and Feel’ is the exhibition of the artists Pan Meraklis and Irina Sigitova, presenting a magical journey of their own unique ‘world’ made out of paper.

Both Pan and Irina are continuously exploring and creating artworks, as a main source of inspiration the people’s face characteristics, which are mutated through paper and translated into natural landscapes, rivers, mountains and light.

Art is human being added to nature” – Cezanne

The relationship between humans, nature and environment is the most sincere, reliable and indestructible in time. Mother nature gives a sense of freedom and a unify atmosphere between people, living organisms and as suggested by the artists, it could be identified as a miracle. Furthermore, characterized by its beautiful colors, the sense of freedom, harmony, balance and the continuity of life, nature is a huge source of inspiration for the artists to produce Art.

Old books, cardboards, magazines, colorful papers, calendars, come to life by becoming strips of paper, wrapped around and thus creating multiple, small spirals in order to be constructed to form Panagiotis’s and Irina’s stunning and fascinating artworks.

In the process of mosaic; piece by piece, a new paper world unfolds in front of us, full of colors and light. Focusing on the tree and the sun as dynamic symbols of life, Pan Meraklis and Irina Sigitova create their own personal universe with patience, joy and love thus letting the miracle of nature to guide them.

**The exhibition’s opening was on the 14th of February and it will due the 3rd of March 2020.

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