CULTURE

Works by Costas Paniaras to go on display at private residence

Kremmidi (Greek for «onion») is a small village in the southern part of the Ionian island of Cephalonia. This is where, in a specially designed area at their residence, lawyer Fotis Kremmidas and his wife Melpi have been organizing visual arts exhibitions over the last few years. «Twenty-one works for Kremmidi, Cephalonia,» a tribute showcasing works by noted artist Costas Paniaras opens at the Kremmidas residence on August 22. The Paniaras exhibition, the fifth so far, follows previous shows featuring works by Ilias Deloglou (Makris), Manolis Charos, Pavlos Samios and Costis Georgiou. «All the works traveling to Cephalonia are works I had liked and kept for myself. They have been selected with a lot care and love; after all they are not going on display in a museum but in a private home. They are part of the general spirit of my work, brushstrokes reminiscent of landscapes. It’s my painting obsession – an excuse for picking up the brush,» Paniaras told Kathimerini. Since last year, exhibitions at the Kremmidas residence have been complemented by musical events. This year, the Orchestra of Colors will perform under the baton of Miltos Logiadis. The ensemble is presenting a concert titled «Canzonetta sull’aria,» at the Botanical Garden in the island capital of Argostoli, on August 23. Featuring works by Mozart, Rossini and Donizetti, the evening’s soloists include sopranos Elpiniki Zervou and Artemis Bogri, tenor Vassilis Kavagias and baritone Vassilis Tsanaktsidis. The following night will feature works exclusively composed in view of the cultural events taking place in Kremmidi, by composers Giorgos Kouroupos and Dimitris Desyllas. These compositions will be interpreted by Marilena Dori on flute and Dimitris Desyllas on percussion.