If you are visiting Athens for a few days, or if you are a resident, you might consider going to BOO café – bar one evening during the week of the 9th and 15th of July 2014: the address is Ʃαρρη 21, Ѱυρη (Sarri 21, Psyri). There are different types of items on display, all reasonably priced and all original works. The artists involved in this exhibition are:
Olga Chanouza who is displaying her paintings as well as some garments she has hand-painted;
Madlen Sirapoglou who has painting on wood on display;
Nikos Detsis whose speciality is metal art;
Nikos Mikzoulis who has wooden sculptures on display; and
The artists who are displaying their paintings: –
Frosso Chatziagelaki, Olga Kourmali, Eleni Georgatou, Eleni Karaolimou and last, but by no means least, Dimitra Kokkinou.
All these artists would be delighted to see you at 8:30 each evening and if you want to dress up as ancient Greeks (especially for the opening on Wednesday 9th July), so much the better. After all, the theme of this exhibition is “Memories of Ancient Hellas.” On that evening you will be invited to have snacks and drinks which the ancient Greeks may have partaken of, which will be free.
I was invited to a sneak preview of what is to be displayed yesterday evening and I was impressed with the works I saw, and of course, I fell in love with a flowing top that had been han-painted by Olga Chanouza, so that’s one item that won’t be on display, although, perhaps I’ll wear it on opening night.
If you have never been to BOO café – bar before, as I hadn’t, you’ll love it. The bar itself has a warm glow that may be better suited to cosy winter evenings, but all the windows are thrown open and it has a great atmosphere with unique decorations. The only draw-back is that the exhibition is on the first floor and there is no disabled access, however, if you do have difficulty walking, you will be assisted up to the exhibition if you would like to come.
Try to make the time to come and see something of the cultural scene in Athens, which brings together the ancient and the modern. The people involved in mounting this exhibition will enjoy interacting with you and you never know, you may make new friends.