CULTURE

Artists help make euro fun and easy to learn

Only a few weeks before the euro becomes a permanent fixture in our daily lives, an auction of colorful works of art featuring the common European currency offers a two-fold opportunity: to become a little more familiar with the new coins, on the one hand, and, on the other, the possibility to help children in need. Artworks from the Drawing the Euro exhibition are going under the hammer today, at the Zappeion Hall at 7 p.m., with proceeds destined to reach a number of foundations aiding young cancer patients. Organized by the Bank of Greece, the auction includes 110 oversized models of euro coins – all painted on both sides by artists and schoolchildren living in countries of the eurozone – while Greece’s participation comprises 24 works. The auction takes place at the end of Drawing the Euro, a major exhibition which opened in Athens on November 15 and ends today, and which was part of a broader European artistic event titled Euro City Tour. Before being moved to the Zappeion, all the works went on display at the Syntagma Metro station, where the public was able to discover their energy and inventiveness. When the sets have been covered by one and a half meters of water, I will film the people on the roof, said the director. His director of photography will be Andreas Sinanos.