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Gerhard Stelzhammer

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Ausstellung im Hotel Polydoros

Ausstellung im Hotel Polydoros vom 28. September bis 7. Okt.Verschiedene Künstlerinnen und Künstler werden vom 28. September bis 7. Oktober im Hotel Polydoros ausstellen. Die Ausstellung organisiert Gail Wareham, die das Ende ihrer Workshops in diesem Jahr mit ihren Schülerinnen und Schülern feiern will.

Sie hat dazu verschiedene in Paleochora lebende Künstlerinnen und Künstler eingeladen. Teilnehmen werden Gail Wareham, Gerhard Stelzhammer, Efi Fiotakis und Kostas Liatakis.

Die Kunstwerke sind täglich abends von 18 bis 21:30 Uhr zu sehen.

Artists 2013 at the First Paleochora Art Week

Anthony Bijnen

Anthonis Bijnen gift for the tombola

Anthonis Bijnen gift for the tombola

Anthony_PinguinAnthony Bijnen lives on the small island of Gavdos which is visible most days from  Paleochora. He is born in the Netherlands, studied architecture and civil engineering. In his former life he worked at the Comission of the European Community in Brussels as Computer expert. Anthony startet to paint in 2002. Since 2003 he lives in Gavdos permanently. Some of his Exhibitions:
1976   International Cultural Centre Antwerp  (subject Civil Engineering)
1982  Multimedia centre „the Milkyway“ Amsterdam  (subject Civil Engineering)
1991 Gallery Zeebelt, the Hague (Artificial Intelligence, Artificial Art)
2002 until now exhibitions in Maastricht, Amsterdam, Athens, Vienna and Palaiochora

He painted the picture „bathing women“ and you can win it in the tombola

 

You can see his work at Almyrida (12) and Aris Hotel (13).
More information at his website.

 

 

 

Efi Fiotaki

Efi Fiotakis - Red Dress

Efi Fiotakis – Red Dress

Efi Fiotakis

Efi Fiotakis

Efi Fiotaki was born in 1988. She grew up in Paleochora, attending local school. After finishing her schooling she moved on to study teaching at kindergarden level, with the Department of preschool education and training at the Aristotale University of Thessaloniki. Due to the fact that she got involved with so many lessons about art, she was influenced to make her dissertation about how do children understand the portrait of their peers. During her studies she discovered her own ability in drawing. She started with sketches and then experimented with oil colours. Efi has participated in two charity group exibitions and two group exibitions in & around Paleochora. Her paintings and sketches are about the human figure and emotions. Now she lives in Kountoura and works as a kindergarden teacher in the local school.

You will see her work at Nostos Club (8), Almyrida (12)

 

 

 

Gail Wareham

Gail Wareham with Pale the pinguin

Gail Wareham with Pale the pinguin

Gails gift for the tombola

Gails gift for the tombola

Gail Wareham was born in England in 1969 and spent her childhood school days in Kent. After graduating from Grammar School she first pursued a career in Accountancy due to her Mother & Father telling her that ‚Art was not a proper way to earn a living‘!  The boredom of office work finally got to Gail and she left her career to concentrate on her artwork, starting a business specialising in custom painted house signs & personalised gifts such as Pet Portraits.

The business developed and Gail then found herself giving demonstrations at shows throughout the south of England, showing people how to create their own pieces of Art.  This theme has followed Gail to her new home in Paleochora, Crete, where she now runs Art Courses for visitors and provides lessons for residents of the town, alongside creating her own artwork from the surrounding landscapes.

 You see her work at Anemos (4), Palm Tree (15) and Third Eye (14)

 

 

Georgios Sklanakis

Georgios Sklanakis

Georgios Sklanakis

Georgios lifes and works in Paleochora. His work you see at The Sun Sea Mediterraneo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gerhard Stelzhammer

The creator of the Pinguin

The creator of the Pinguin

The grail of Gerhard Stelzhammer

The grail of Gerhard Stelzhammer

Gerhard Stelzhammer lives for four years nearby Paleochora in Koundoura. In this time he has made a lot of sculptures here. A few of his sculptures came from his old homeland Austria. Gerhard started with sculpturing as an autodidact and become very fast very successful, so he made a lot of exhibitions in Chania, Paleochora, Salzburg, Wien und Linz.

Since 2011 he organized a few exhibition here in Paleochora. His aim is to present art under the beautiful sky of Crete. A homage at the Cretan sky he built with the Astrini, which stands at the sandy beach (16).

Further his sculptures are at the Stoney Beach Boulevard (7), Anemos (4), Panteli (5) and Almyrida (12).

 

 

 

Hans Mannooh

Hans Mannooh working at Symbolos

Hans Mannooh working at Symbolos

Light-mandalas

Light-mandalas

Hans has visited Crete for more than 30 years. He was born in Germany, Eberswalde near Berlin. As an electrical engineer he passed later his art studies from 1973 to 1979 at the academy of arts in Kassel. There he made courses in water-colour painting and ceramics-disigning. In those times he could already present his opus at various exhibitions in Kassel. Influenced by his journeys and stays in India and Australia he conentraded his opus at iconograpy. He developed a unique technique to create mandalas as miniatures. All mandalas are unique pieces. They are painted under the microscope with very thin brusches. Then they are sealed and encased in silver or gold surface and added with gems.

The artist also creates fascinating light-mandalas. The mandala is a kind of meditation help, which is found in many cultures. It middles his carrier a personal power field. With its clearly defined central pint the cenctric opus symolises the pint of origin and reference in the universe. It’s virtual characteristic is not concetration but extension.

If you are interested in his work you can meet Hans at Symbolos (3), where he has a workshoptable. You can see how he works and ask him about the historyabout the different mandalas.

 

Iris Pabst

Iris Pabst and Pale the Pinguin

Iris Pabst and Pale the Pinguin

Iris Pabst lives with her family in Chania on Crete since 2012. As an artist, she works with fabulous colour combinations in an abstract form, and the textures in her paintings want you to reach out and feel them with your fingers! You can learn how to do the same, if you attend one of Iris‘ day workshops.

Before she came to Crete, she worked for a socio-cultural project in Berlin, called the RAW-Tempel eV. Here she offered workshops and had a studio.  Since the summer of 2012, she also proffers art workshops in Crete.

To Perasma (11) is her artpoint. Further information about her and her workshops you find here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kostas Liatakis

Kostas Liatakis - the monster

Kostas Liatakis – the monster

Kostas Liatakis and Pale

Kostas Liatakis and Pale

is born in Paleochora and lifes and work their. He is very often in the nature and brings naturally things home and makes art with them. He works with stone, wood, plants, glass, feather, metall. His artwork is very diverse. Some of them you can find at the stoney beach Boulevard, for example his thron, the wooden lizard. Other sculptures you can see in and around the Aris Hotel (13).  His workshop is a room for discovery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kosta Petrakis

Kostas Petrakis is a greek photograph. He likes to make pictures of people and trees. His work you find at Inochoos (2).

Kostas Petrakis

Kostas Petrakis

 

 

 

 

Markus Wimmer

Markus Wimmer

Markus Wimmer

Markus Wimmer inspired by Grameno stones

Markus Wimmer inspired by Grameno stones

Markus is born in Austria and was for a working holiday in Paleochora. Art is a part of his life. He makes jewellery and different kind of paintings and scetches. This time he was inspired by stones, he found at the Grameo beach.

His work you can see at Almyrida (12).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michelle Kergoat

Michelle Kergoat

Michelle Kergoat

Michelle Kergoat

Michelle Kergoat

Michelle is French and  lives in Anidri most of times since four years. She had followed the drawing lessons in the High School of Art in Rennes (Britanny) 10 years ago and after started painting with water colours, just for pleasure. The First Paleochora Art Week is her very first exhibition. She paints landscape around her new homeland.

You find her artwork at Anemos (4).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mother and son on tour
You find them at artpoint 14, Third Eye. And they do: soundpaintings and cross-border art.
 
Soundpaings are- like all „beings“–always born under specific circumstances. In this case after a sonic experiment in a sweatlodge outside of Prague. After birth the pilgrimage starts… at every stop, that the paintings have to undergo, they mirror the environment or the viewer. 1:1, no judgement. Not driven at anything, just surrendering.
Thus they receive clear inprints on the way. An individual experience becomes a collective experience.
  
 Cross-border art  is the red thread of a long-time developed concept of the artist.
The objective is to get out of a pretended labyrinth by reversing the routine:
„You look inside, when others say ‚look outside‘, you wait, when others say ‚go‘,
you go when others say ‚wait‘.“ -the silent revolution! Actually based on the tradition of indegineous people.
  

Ralf Filges

Ralf Filges PerformanceART

Ralf Filges PerformanceART

I'm sick and tired of all

I’m sick and tired of all

Ralf Filges PerformanceART

Ralf Filges PerformanceART

Ralf Filges feeded Pale the Pinguin

Ralf Filges feeded Pale the Pinguin

Ralf has made PerformanceART, ActionART and Installations for about 35 years. PerformanceArt is one art plot with publics without doing before. It is a moment, where the performer plays with different materials or things and create a temporary situation, which could continue to have a long effect.

At the First Paleochora Art Week he  realized a performance with the title “I´m sick and tired of it”. It´s setting at an situation. that something is too much. It´s enough. Stop

Ralf Filges comes from Bielefeld, the city which doesn’t exist. A few people assert Bielefeld belongs to Germany. He works international and was in Magdeburg, Helsinki, Solothurn Graz, Reykjavik, Thessaloniki. He also works with the PerformanceART group “Oralapostel” in Bielefeld since 1998.

 

 

 

 

Romain Chauvet

Romain Chauvet is French visual artist graduated from the Athens School of Fine Arts (through an Erasmus exchange). He’s living now in Greece since almost 3 years and spends his time between Athens and Crete. We usually see him the summer around Paleochora, Sougia and Gavdos, where he keeps on to paint and sculpt, but not anymore in a studio or on the walls of the big cities, but straight in the nature, usually on the beach.

This summer on the occasion of the Art Week of Paleochora, Romain will exhibit 5 sculptures made of pieces of woods that he founds on the beaches of Paleochora, and also a series of drawings…

You find his work at Almyrida (12) and at the Astrini (16). What he do you can see on his Website.

 

Silvia Forrer

Silvia Forrer

Silvia Forrer

Sylvia Forrer is originally from Switzerland, but now lives in Paleochora. She was born in Winterthur Switzerland, grew up with her two older brothers. The parents, musiciens by profession, Silvia grew up in a surrounding where art was part of life.

 The paintings are oil colour paintings, other paintings are collages overpainted with oil colours or couache.

Silvia made a film foundation course 1995 at the University of Galway, Ireland. The next year she visited a video production course there. Her first and second exhibition of art work she had 2006 and 2007 in Zürich, Switzerland. Last year she was part at the Exhibition at the Villa Aphrodite.

She creates paintings of views around our town of Paleochora and also paints subjects like flowers and fruits that grow locally and inspire her to pick up her paintbrush.

 Silvias work is to see at Anemos (4).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stella Dutz

Stella Dutz in her chasm

Stella Dutz in her chasm

is a learned sculptore. After her apprenticeship she is going as jouneyman. That means she is for three years and one day on a walk and gains a lot of expierences. Last wintertime she came with Tim Gladky to Gerhard Stelzhammer for work. He gave them marble and accomodation. Stella finished two works, one marble womam with the pragnant belly, who stands there at the stoney beach like a little Statue of Liberty. The other fantasy sculpture has two faces and is a Grameno stone.

Stella Dutz sculptures

Stella Dutz sculptures

 

 Tim Gladky

Tim

Tim Gladky - Monkey

Tim Gladky – Monkey

Like Stella is Tim also a craftsmen and a journeyman. They came together from Chania, where they didn’t find work as sculptores. So they foun at the internet Gerhards adress and worked there for a couple of weeks. Tim has to come back because he hasn’t finished one work. So he promised, he will come back to Paleochora.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vasilis Patsourakis

Vasilis Patsourakis

Vasilis Patsourakis

Vasilis

Vasilis

Vasilis Patsourakis is born in Crete in 1986. He studied graphic design and furniture design in Karditsa, Greece. Even before his teenage years he has been involved and practicing sketching and drawing. His speciality is comics and cartoons. In the past years he have drawn walls of children’s rooms and other special requests in larger surfaces.

popular with the young visitors to Paleochora, as he specialises in cartoon characters and super heroes!

His artwork you find in Palm Tree (15) and Inochoos (2)

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zoran Kocev

Zoran Koscev - Flamenco dancer

Zoran Koscev – Flamenco dancer

Zoran Koscev

Zoran Koscev

The painting of the First Paleochora Art Week comes from Zoran. You see an abstract of flamenco dancers. He lifes and works in Paleochora for many years but he is originally from Macedonia.

You find his work at Panteli (5)

 

Closing Party and Tombola Draw

At the 15th September is the Closing Party at Anemos (4). Start is 8 pm. You can buy tickets for the tombola there and around 22 o’clock will be the tombola draw. You can win Pale the pinguin and other art of the artists of the First Paleochora Art Week.

 

Closing Party Art Week

 

 

Opening Party First Paleochora Art Week 2013

Pale the Pinguin and the artists

Pale the Pinguin and a few of artists

The Opening Party is at Nostos Club.

Ralf Filges: PerformanceArt

Ralf Filges: PerformanceArt

19:30 Artists starts the First Paleochora Art Week

20:00 Panos – Live Music with guitar and chant

21:00 Ralf Filges – PerformanceART „I’m sick and tired of it“

21:20 Live Music

 

 

First Paleochora Art Week

 

Join the First Paleochora Art Week!

This year, for the very first time, the town of Paleochora will become from 6th. – 15th September one great exhibition area as we bring art into the town and directly to the people. Different tavernas, hotels and bars are joining in this exhibition to become Galleries, known as ‚Art Points‘.

About twenty artists will take part and show their work. The artists live in Paleochora, Chania and Gavdos as well as other countries throughout Europe.

Under the blue sky of day, or the star filled skies of night, here in Paleochora you will see wooden and marble sculptures lining the stony beach and many different kinds of paintings at different Art Points throughout the town. Create your own art walk, or discover art during breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

 

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We invite you to our

Opening Party!

19:30 o’clock Nostos Club, Stoney Beach with music and other surprises

Pale the Pinguin 

Also a tombola will be there. You can win Pale the Pinguin or artworks of one of the artists. A lot costs 2 Euro. 15th of September will be the lottery drawing.

 

 

Artists

Andrea Cichy, Antonis Bijnen, Efi Fiotakis, Fotis Theodorakopoulos, Gail Wareham, Gerhard Stelzhammer, Hans Hartmann, Iris Pabst, Jonas Pabst, Judith Schürmann, Kostas Liatakis, Kostas Petrakis,  Markus Wimmer, Michelle Kergoat, Silvia Forrer, Stella Dutz, Tim Gladky, Vasilis Patsourakis, Zoran Koscev.

Art Points

1.     Kostas Workshop Art Points - Map

2.     Inochoos

3.     Symbolos

4.     Anemos

5.     Pantelis

6.     Fotis Place

7.     Stoney Beach Boulevard

8.     Nostos Club

9.     Sea Gull

10.  The Sun Sea Mediterraneo

11.  To Perasma

12.  Almyrida

13.  Aris Hotel

14.  Third Eye

15.  Palm Tree

16. Astrini

Astrini Nacht am Sandstrand

Radio Paleochora und die Bäckerei Anatolie laden zu einer Astrini Nacht am 20. August ab 21 Uhr  ein. Die Organisatioren wollen die von dem Bildhauer erschaffene Skulptur – die Astrini – feiern, die seit Juli den Sandstrand von Paleochora schmückt.

Der in Kontoura lebende Gerhard Stelzhammer wird eine Rede halten. Die Organisatoren halten weitere Überraschungen parat.

 

Astrini night -neu

Die zweite Ausstellung in der Villa Aphrodite 2012

Beteiligte Künstlerinnen und Künstler

Beteiligte Künstlerinnen und Künstler

Die Ausstellung fand vom 6. bis 22. September 2012 in der Villa Aphrodite statt. Insgesamt haben sich elf Künstlerinnen und Künstler beteiligt. Viele von ihnen leben in der Region, einige sind hier geboren. Viele haben Paleochora zu ihrer Heimat erkoren oder kommen regelmäßig auf Urlaub hierher.

Die Idee zu der Ausstellung ist den Freunden Gerhard und Kosta bei einem Glas Wein in einer lauen Sommernacht gekommen. Sie wollten Kunst unter freiem Himmel ausstellen. So war die Idee geboren. Die Ausstellung war ein voller Erfolg. In der gesamten Zeit kamen ca. 200 Personen, um sich die Ausstellung anzuschauen und mit den Künstlerinnen und Künstlern auszutauschen. Hier einige Eindrücke:

Impressionen der Ausstellung2012_Ausstellung_Impressionen_Ausstellung_2

 

 

Die Künstlerinnen und Künstler 2012

Gerhard Stelzhammer

Gerhard StelzhammerDer Bildhauer Gerhard Stelzhammer hat seine Villa Aphrodite zum Ausstellungsort gemacht und mit 10 Künstlerinnen und Künstlern zur Ausstellung eingeladen.Zeitgleich zur Ausstellung hat Gerhard den Skulpturengarten eröffnet. Der Garten wird ab nun eine ständige Ausstellung sein, in der er und weitere Künstlerinnen und Künstler ihre Werke ausstellen können. Wer den Skulpturengarten besuchen möchte, kann sich telefonisch oder besser noch per E-Mail anmelden.In diesem Jahr hat Gerhard seine Skulpturen aus Österreich kommen lassen, um sie auf der Ausstellung zu präsentieren.

 

 

 

 

Kostas Liatakis

Kostas Liatakis

Kostas Liatakis

ist in Paleochora aufgewachsen und ist hier seit vielen Jahren als Künstler aktiv. Mitten in Paleochora hat er eine Werkstatt, die auch für Interessierte offen steht. Auf vielen Wegen rund um Paleochora sind kleine Kunstwerke von ihm zu sehen.Kosta arbeitet mit verschiedensten Materialien – mit Holz, Stein, Glas und Naturmaterialien. Auf der Ausstellung sind Skulpturen und ein Wandbild von ihm zu sehen:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gail Wareham

Gail Wareham

Gail Wareham

Gail ist Engländerin und lebt mit ihrem Mann seit einigen Jahren in Paleochora. Die Malerin lässt sich von der Landschaft rund um Paleochora inspirieren und hält ihre Eindrücke in unterschiedlicher Form fest. Naturalistisch oder abstrakt, Landschaft oder Tierporträts.Gail malt nicht nur selbst, sondern bietet auch Workshops an. Eine ihrer Schülerin kam zur Ausstellung und war sehr begeistert.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Judy

Judy

Judy

 

Die Schweizerin verbringt einige Zeit in Griechenland. Sie hat eine Ausbildung zur Kunstglaserin gemacht und einige ihrer Glaskunstwerke zur Ausstellung gebracht. Es war eine echte Herausforderung, die grazilen Arbeiten windsicher aufzustellen. Judys Repertoire enthält zudem noch gemalte Bilder, Mosaiken und Plastiken.

 

 

 

 

 

Hans Mandala oder der Last-Minute-Artist?

Hans Mandala

Hans Mandala

Hans lebt in Deutschland und ist mit Paleochora seit vielen Jahrzehnten verwurzelt. Er hat ein Kunststudium absolviert und hat während seines Studiums auf Kreta gearbeitet. Seine Kunstwerke sind Mandalas in verschiedenen Formen. Seit seiner Kindheit befasst der Künstler sich mit Mandalas. In den 90er Jahren hat er einmal ein großes Mandala auf die Tanzfläche in einer Disko am Strand von Paleochora gemalt.
Heute macht er Wandbilder, Amuletten und auch Lampen. Die Amuletten werden mit Hilfe einer Lupe und einem sehr feinen Pinseln erstellt.
Die Idee, Mandalas in Amuletteform herzustellen, entstand als ein Freud auf Weltreise bei ihm Halt machte und Geburtstag feierte Das Geschenk durfte weder viel Gewicht haben noch besonders groß sein. So entstand das erste Amulette Diese Schmuckstücke sind Unikate und haben eine eigene Symbolsprache.
Den Titel Last-Minute-Artist bekam der Künstler, weil er bis zur letzten Minute für die Ausstellung gearbeitet hat und noch Hand anlegen musste, um seine Werke präsentieren zu können 😉

 

 

Efi Fiotaki

2012_Ausstellung_EviDie junge Griechin kam eher zufällig zur Ausstellung. Efi lebt mit ihrer Familie in unmittelbarer Nachbarschaft in Kondoura und erfuhr wenige Tage vor Beginn von der Ausstellung in der Villa Aphrodite.
Efi ist Erzieherin und malt seit einigen Jahren. Viele der Besucherinnen und Besucher waren fasziniert von dem jungen Talent.

 

 

 

 

 

Zoran Koscev

Zoran Koscev

Zoran Koscev

kommt aus Mazedonien. Er lebt und arbeitet seit einigen Jahren in Paleochora. Mitten im Ort hat er ein Atelie, in dem er Landschaften, Akte und Portraits malt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Silvia Forrer

ist Schweizerin und lebt seit vielen Jahren in Paleochora. In der Schweiz begann sie ihre künstlerische Arbeit. Auf Kreta lässt sie sich von den Farben und Motiven inspirieren. Ihre Werke sind rechts auf dem Bild zu sehen. 

 

Andrea und Arthur

sind Mutter und Sohn. Sie kommen aus Deutschland und waren auf der Durchreise. In den Wochen auf Kreta malten sie und stellten jeweils ein Bild aus.

 

Andrea und Arthur | Silvia Forrer

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