1st ART AND CULTURAL TOURISM EVENT

“GREEK CONTEMPORARY ART, NATURE AND TRADITION””
17-18 June 2017 Giannitsi (Karystos), South Evia

ART AND CULTURAL TOURISM EVENT

The innovation of this art and cultural event focuses on a number of activities and thematic presentations thus opening a dialogue between tradition and contemporary Greek creativity.
A selected group of artists create and organize 5 thematic presentations and 1 interactive experience with subject: “Contemporary Art, Nature, Myths and Traditions”.
SELF-SUFFICIENCY POETRY

In an open especially tailored display of photography and painting, there will be live presentation in four stages (phases) of a typical example of our traditional way of life. (Shearing, carding wool, spinning, weaving). The distaff, the woof, the thread, the spindle, the spinning wheel and the shuttle in the magic of the loom.

WHISPERS OF THE STONE

The Carystian rock, the integral element of the area, becomes the main theme of this presentation. A local craftsman materializes modern plastic applications accompanied by a traditional instrument musician.

COLOR AND GREEK SCENTS

It is a creative tour in the garden of art with scents of the Greek countryside such as basil, lavender, origan, sage, mint, pine, thyme etc. Following, their interpretation is presented in colors in abstract painting works of art.

PALATE IDOLS

Traditional dishes and drinks are highlighted by local associations. An innovative presentation of products in sculptured artwork show-cases. The artworks are inspired and related to reflect the flavours of the region.

MYTHS AND BODYART

Greek Mythology through the “eyes” of contemporary art. An original and interactive presentation emphasizing body art. Having as a canvas the human body, painting, photography and body art travel the participant in a discreet mythological theme. Following this, the participants enact it in a prepared painting of mythological portrayal. Next is Art photography

PERFORMANCE

Presentation of our traditional folk dance “Kavontoritikos” in a modern threshing floor along with an interactive performance of pictorial character. Dance groups and regional associations present the local folk dance not only as an optical and acoustic experience but also as a transformation in colors due to the transparent palette of the Spanish performer Sandra Pons Carreras.

A VISIT IN THE MYTHIC FOREST

A travel in Greek Mythology. Fine arts performers guide visitors through passages to mythical routes in the woods accompanied with the god Pan, Dimitra and Persephone, Narcissus, the Muses and the Nymphs of the mountains.

GRECOACTE 2017

Program

  • 10:30 Welcome reception, introduction to the program and tour to Vivarte Nature.
  • 11:30 – 13:00. Five innovative interactive presentations of our Greece.
    1. SELF-SUFFICIENCY POETRY
    2. WHISPERS OF THE STONE
    3. COLOR AND GREEK SCENTS
    4. PALATE IDOLS
    5. MYTHS AND BODYART”
      Greek Mythology through the “eyes” of contemporary art
  • 13:30. Performance
  • 14:00. Lunch. Tasting of local products
  • 16:00. A VISIT IN THE MYTHIC FOREST to VivArte Nature
  • 18:00. End of program. Departure.

With the support:

  • L. Vouli ( Dance Karystos )
  • A. Bournou ( Dance Marmari )
  • G. Sfyridis – Biliosis ( Violin )
  • L. Lionis (Stone Craftsman)
  • D. Lapsati (the Loom)
  • D. Xipolitos (Traditional Tavern)
  • D. Politopoulos (Brewery of Macedonia Thrace SA)
  • I. Hountasis (Slaughterhouses of Karystos SA)
  • I. Pezas-N.Pavlakis (Karystia Wine IKE)
  • Kallaniotis Super Market
  • A. Zouras (Rocks of Karystos)
  • N. Lagonikos (SET)

With the collaboration:

  • Association “Filagra”
  • Association women of Marmari “Folk house”
  • Cultural Organization of the Karystos Town Hall “Αnemopyles”
  • ΣTourist Association of Karystos
  • Association of Professionals & Craftsmen Karystos

Address:VivArte Nature, Giannitsi, Marmari, Evia 34013, Greece
Phone:+30 21 0483 3667