DIMITRIS KOLIOUSSIS (right, photo 1) is highly regarded as the most important personality in the art of painting in Santorini and one of the most praised artists in the modern byzantine iconography.
If you think you don’t know him but have ever visited the famous church of Episkopi Gonia, then you know him. That is simply because his art is behind of 26 brilliant icons inside the church, a historic mission entrusted to him by the Episkopi after the shameless robbery from the night of June 2nd 1982.
It is a huge honour for us to be able to present some of the works that he creates in his studio-cave situated right on the Marble Street in Oia, for over thirty years.
Oia-Santorini 84702, Kikladhes, Greece
Tel: +30 22860 71829
1260ºCeramic STUDIO (photo 2) is already a well-established name in the ceramic scene of the island and it gets its name from one of the highest temperatures used to fire ceramic, an art mastered by the studio owners. For the past 5 years it has been run by Marina Taliadorou and Giannis Vlantonopoulos, two ceramic artists who transform pottery into art every time they work, together or individually.
The pieces that will be xhibited at the galery have been created exclusively for this event.
Megalochori, 84700, Santorini, Kikladhes, Greece
P.O Box 578
Tel: +30 22860 82423
Atelier CROCUS (photo 3) is a very cute house near the Red Beach in Akrotiri and is also the official brand of Anna Alefragki. She is specialized in prehistoric and byzantine paintings, motifs and mozaics and she often works on reclaimed old wood. Her icons are true expressions of old byzantine religious art and some of them will participate on our event.
Red Beach - Akrotiri, 84700 Santorini, Kikladhes, Greece
Tel: +30 693 678 2093
ATLANTIS Bookstore (photo 4) has a history that will make for sure the subject of a movie, someday. The story behind the project and the idea behind the story is fascinating and made the world-famous cave bookstore into a true cultural landmark of Santorini! At Kasteli they will "open" for a week an exclusive byzantine-focused mini-library, with many highlights on the booklists, both in greek and english! And if you have any book about byzantinism (any field related) that you don't need anymore, bring it to the gallery, we might find you another book in exchange!
Oia 84702 Santorini, Kikladhes, Greece
Tel: +30 22860 72346
CROSSROAD Antiques Store (photo 5) is located in the village of Pyrgos on Santorini and they just opened this season, adding more heritage to the old cultural village. Here they offer rare maps, prints and unique objects from all over the world. At the gallery they will bring, among others, a map of the Greek Byzantium from 1612 and a jewellery holder.
Crossroad Antiques Store
Pyrgos Village 84701 - Santorini, Kikladhes, Greece
Tel: +30 2286033155
FAROS MARKET (photo 6) is more than a charming place right in the middle of the southern nowhere. It is the work of a three generations saga of an agricultural family located right at the southern end of the island. Here we found the best ingredients for some 4th century recipe we discovered in an old book and we are going to offer a small tasting of them at the opening party!
Faros - Akrotiri 84700, Santorini, Kikladhes, Greece
Tel: +30 22860 81150