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Expositie AthensArt 2010

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  • For all foreign friends in English:
    In November 2010 I started The AthensArt Ning site for the " Centre of Arts for 4 Seasons" in Athens, from which time the network has grown rapidly, in June this commitee decided to exhibit in  "Technopolis" at Gazi Square (the place to be, the cultural center of Athens, 10 minutes walk from the center). More than 200 artists sent their work to Athens, more than 70 were actually present in Athens.
     
  • In June there were more than 700 international members, so the site is active day and night.
    In the meantime I'm busy with all, as a webmaster, and active in different committees: the international committee of recommendation, the selection commitee, in the graphic design group, etc.
     
  • Above a page with all activities
  • The catalog (276 pages):
    The design was made by two Dutch, Sacha Janzee and myself. We send a lot of mailings for all content and produced this catalog in our "spare" time (hours and hours and hours
     
  • the first pages
  • my page

  • The number of artists and the number of their works on this Site in June 2010
  • Technopolis, Athens

  • Still empty rooms to fill

  • "a few" works in the storage room
  • The device, soon apparent that no 5 x 200 works can hang, each artist gets space for 2 or 3 works. The hanging of all these works costs all in all 4 days, almost day and night setting, back and forth to the store for more than 40 degrees during the day 

  • Gazi plaza by night
  • The "grand" opening, more than 1000 visitors on the first day, many visitors during the whole exhibition, different workshops, discussions (unfortunately in Greek) and activities. 
  • some of my works (in the corner)

  • My donations

  • a weekend in the  "Art Centre"
  • Greek, Italian, Russian, Dutch, all try to speak English
  • A day trip to Delphi
  • an evening with "Deaf students' Theatre" from Athens
  • An lazy afternoon at the seaside

  • Bassey Ndon singing his speech
  • Our Friends from England and Italy: Tom Flynn, Manuel Giacometti  and Manuela Nicolini

  • Late evening meeting

  • Sunday morning children paint workshop

  • bodypaint performance with giouli tsagaraki
  • Takis and our Russian friends  Natalia and Machmout
  • Last night before packing, tomorrow it has to be empty at noon!, so less sleep

  • Machmout  and Eleni Dimopoulou, our Icon specialist artist friend, she has given us one great Icon as a present
  • an afternoon at another beautifull beach

  • a good meal, the greek food is a great experience

  • 2 of my works, the others are in the donation part of the big exhibition building
  • Sacha and me at one of the big banners
  • Before packing all again

  • After all, we had a good time, met a lot of people, thanks to all again
    And after all, I transfered the Ning Site to the organisation and left all to them, now it is time for another project