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Greek women artists and engravers March 8, 2008

Posted by grhomeboy in Arts Events Greece, Arts Exhibitions Greece.
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08-03-08_greek_women.jpg  Zoe Glavani: A woman having her hair combed (1952, woodcut).

To mark this year’s celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8, art collector Nikos Grigorakis has curated an exhibition dedicated to Greek women artists and engravers with 40 rare works which opens next Monday, March 17, at the Grigorakis Museum and Art Gallery.

Grigorakis said he wanted to pay tribute to Greek women artists in two phases. The first is for artists born in the first two decades of the 20th century and who are no longer alive: Vasso Katraki, Fofo Kachrimani, Anna Kindyni, Sofia Laskaridou, Koula Bekiari, Ira Economidi and Celeste Polychroniadi. This group also includes the younger artists Zizi Makri and Zoe Glavani. The second group are mostly students of Costas Grammatopoulos, such as Aria Komianou, Julia Lakeridou, Jenny Markaki, Eleni Economidi, Liana Papaioannou, Rubina Sarelakou and the youngest of all, Maria Papadimitriou (Goritsa), born in 1967. The tribute concludes with a series of rare drawings by the Corfiot artist Maria Desylla. The exhibition ends on May 10.

Grigorakis Museum and Art Gallery, 4 Iakinthon Street, Palaio Psychico, Athens, tel 210 6740806.

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