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Russian professor honored in Greece February 12, 2007

Posted by grhomeboy in Books Life Greek.
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Modern Greek Literature Professor Sonia Ilinskaya honored
The Board of the Greek Writers’ Society has unanimously agreed to bestow its annual Dido Sotiriou Cultural Prize upon modern Greek Literature Professor Sonia Ilinskaya. The ceremony will be on Wednesday at 8 p.m. at the Benaki Museum, 1 Koumbari Street, Kolonaki, Athens. The award has been designed by sculptor Theodoros.

Ilinskaya studied classical literature at the Lomonosov State University of Moscow and specialized in modern Greek and Russian literature, and has played an active role in propagating, through extensive research and translations, contemporary Greek literature. She had been elected a regular member of the Soviet Writers’ Guild as a critic and translator of modern Greek literature and taught the subject at the University of Ioannina for 22 years.

In 2002, the Russian Academy of Sciences named her Doctorati d’Etat in recognition of her work on C.P. Cavafy’s oeuvre.

Ilinskaya has published 12 books that have served as the cornerstone of research into modern Greek literature in Russia and through today remain unique in the country’s bibliography.


Take landscape painting classes in Greece February 12, 2007

Posted by grhomeboy in Hellenic Light Americas.
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Asheville artist John Mac Kah is scheduled to teach landscape painting in Greece from June 19-July 4 for the Art School of the Aegean.

Kah is an experienced teacher with the Fine Arts League of Asheville, and his paintings can be seen at 16 Patton, a gallery in downtown Asheville. You can go by his studio, Long Branch Studios, 122 Riverside Dr., Studio H in the Cotton Mill Building, to view slides of Samos, Greece and find out more about his class, “Beyond Plein-Air: Open Air Painting in Greece.” Registration information and materials will be available.

Established in 1991, the Art School of the Aegean is based on the island of Samos in the seaside village of Constantinos. Students will be housed in small, family operated hotels.

The village serves as a retreat, campus and introduction to Greek culture. Everything is within walking distance, and beaches, coastal and mountain areas can be explored by bus. Located on the island are ancient ruins of a temple to the goddess Hera, as well as rural villages whose main products are wine, olives and citrus.

“These are phenomenal landscapes, and the light of Greece is legendary,” Kah said. “The island is an amazing resource for painters. The plan is to enhance students’ skills of observation, drawing and use of oils to create depth and impact in the work they take home. And of course, it will be a culturally rich place to work on location, making the student experience immediate and exciting.”

The deadline to register is by March 15. For more, contact Long Branch Studios, 225-5000.

Cyprus first international online digital photographic competition February 12, 2007

Posted by grhomeboy in Arts Events Cyprus.
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House of Letters and Arts
53 Xanthis Xenierou Street, 1015 Nicosia, Cyprus.
Tel. 00 357 99 689095, Fax 00 357 22 422943.

February 2007
To Photographers World-wide
Dear Colleagues,
First International Online Digital Photographic Competition
We have great pleasure in attaching the Regulations of our above photographic competition and would be very grateful if you could also distribute them to other interested photographers.

As you see, FIAP (The International Federation of Photographic Art), has accepted to put the competition under its auspices, an honorary gesture which recognizes our Society’s continuous development. This recognition also places the extra responsibility on us to organize such a prestigious and unique photographic event. We feel the same responsibility for the kind support offered by our Ministry of Education and Culture, the Cyprus Tourism Organisation and the Cyprus Telecommunications Authority.
Please check our web sites www.cps.com.cy, www.velvetclassic.net & www.istos.ws
for more information regarding the competition, but also to learn more about Cyprus. A place worth visiting!
We would be grateful if you could put our news οn your website (our banner is attached please link to www.velvetclassic.net), if possible and look forward to receiving your entries. Please note that no participation fee is needed.
We wish you the best of luck! 

Cyprus the land of milk and honey February 12, 2007

Posted by grhomeboy in Cyprus Limassol, Hotels Cyprus.
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Cyprus is the land of milk and honey, that is, milk-and-honey spa treatments.

Start with a body peel of marine salts, honey and olive oil followed by a rich milk-and-honey mask at the Columbia Beachotel, Pissouri, Limassol, Cyprus.

For more information call 00 357 25 833333; www.columbia-hotels.com