Xenonas Fos ke Choros

Xenonas Fos ke Choros Kythira


Art in Aroniadika 2010

Four different artists with four different styles of paintings! Mie van Cakenberghe, Frank van Hoorn, Caroline Klaassen en Kathleen Jay will show their work from 5 until 20 August 2010 at an outside exhibition in Aroniadika. Every day from 18:00 until 21:00 you are welcome to visit the courtyard of Xenonas Fos ke Choros. All the works are for sale. Below you will find background information on the artists and examples of the work they will be showing at the exhibition. From 7 until 17 August 2010 the artists will be joined by George Magonezos, who is going to exhibit his photography work on the outside wall of the courtyard.

Meet the artists:

Caroline Klaassen: Caroline (Netherlands) paints seascapes in the broadest sense. Always oil on canvas. She says: ‘It is always inspiring to come back to Kythira. I love the colours and the waves of the sea. A continuing source of inspiration!’ Caroline is living in the Netherlands. See her work below.

Mie van Cakenberghe: Mie was born in Antwerp, Belgium, and studied Art at the Antwerp Academy. In 1996 after working in photo engraving for a strip maker and as a independent fashion designer, Mie decided to pursue painting full time. While Mie has held several exhibitions in Belgium, her first steps on Kythira were in 2005. She continued this in the summers of 2007, 2008 and 2009. Mie’s style can be described as Post-modern and is linked to the worldwide realism movement more often seen in larger paintings. The 2010 exhibition will contain works in a similar vein, though this year Mie is adding a small format landscapes. Mie is living both in Antwerp and on Kythira. More exhibitions on Kythira in 2010: From 1-12 September at the Potamos Culture Center. See her work below: 

 Frank van Hoorn: Frank (Netherlands 1957) is not, nor has he ever been a tormented artist. Most of what he does is actually intended to remind us of the happiness within…. the simple things in life which of course are not that simple at all. As for his darker/abstract side; well it’s not that dark either. ‘A painting is much like a song really’: says Frank, who was a semi successful singer/songwriter as well as a portrait painter back in his Dutch days, grinningly. Of course he might just be kidding. But then again, he might not. Frank and his girlfriend Irini came to Kythira in 2007 and live in Mitata. See his work below:

Kathleen Jay: For many many years Kathleen has enjoyed the island of Kithera. She spents her days, wandering around, painting all over the island and working in her garden. If you want to see more of her work, visit the other exhibitions. Kathleen is living on Kythira all year ’round. More exhibitions on Kythira in 2010: Potamos Cultural Center 8 – 11 of August and 9 – 22 of August. Kapsali Zeidoros 30 of August – 12 of September. See her work below:

Impressions of the opening of the painting exhibition on 5 August 2010 and the photography exhibition on 7 August 2010: