Craft Exhibition on Milos
Summer is a busy time here on Milos and I haven’t had time to post about the wonderful exhibition here on Milos in which I am taking part. It’s taking place at the Cultural and Social Association of Milos – Μορφωτικός και Κοινωνικός Σύλλογος Μήλου in Plaka, and is part of the Milos Festival 2013. English link here. Greek link here
The exhibition is a treasure trove of local color and craftsmanship, displaying everything from to paintings on wood to stone and wooden sculpture, to lights made from gourds, and of course wooden boats made in many different ways. I can’t post anything about individual artists or crafts-persons, as I don’t have their permission and that is always a tricky subject.
The president of the cultural association Angeliki Dagielli-Vitali (Αγγελική Δαγιέλλη-Βιτάλη) worked tirelessly to make sure everything was in order so she deserves a lot of thanks!
The exhibition is open from 7 – 11 every evening and is being looked after by this lovely lady, Ευτυχία Σταυροπούλου, whose work can also be seen in the exhibition.
Here is a piece from my exhibit which was inspired partly by our studio cat, and partly by a friend of my daughter. She is studying Play Therapy, which I consider amazing, and so I decided to make something fun and practical for parents and children who have to (or should) include play in their everyday life.
So this is a prototype of a screen printed series “Play” in which I aim is combine elements of “play” in everyday objects such as bags and clothes. Here the Love Cat is a hand puppet which can be removed from behind the front pocket.
The Greek quote on the bag is by the Greek philosopher
“Η ζωή πρέπει να παρθεί ως παιχνίδι”
and is translated as
“Life must be lived as play”
This is one of my most favourite quotes ever!
If you are visiting Milos a visit to Plaka and the exhibition is thoroughly recommended!!!
I will post more pics soon.