Female Artists Cyprus

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A spectacular two-day display by Female Artists February 24, 2011

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In Honour of International Women’s Day on 8th March

Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th March 3-8pm Pantheon Gallery Nicosia “House of Larimeloon”

Evagorou Avenue 40, Pantheon Building 1st floor, Nicosia. Tel: 22670843 www.pantheonculture.org

A stunning two-day display by female artists will be held at the Pantheon Gallery “House of Larimeloon” on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th March 3-8pm.

Fine works created by female artists and artisans will be on display in honour of the  International Women’s Day on 8th March.

This truly International event will embrace female led creativity from not only Cyprus but artists from all over the world. The exhibition will reflect the creative talents of those women who have worked in Cyprus on both commercial and private commissions.

All work on show will be available for purchase, exquisite hand-made jewellery, cards, gifts, paintings, amazing dolls and fashion accessories, with new collections first on show to the public.

FITA – acts as an agent for women and provides them with appropriate platforms to market their works. It also assists with targeting via the worldwide web, through a direct blogging, news, sourcing and tracking system to link up with other like minded, talented women. 

FITA’s objective is to attract female artists, designers, singers, musicians, poets etc building a membership of creative talents amongst women Internationally.

Portfolios of our artists work, future FITA Expos and Events plus contact details are available via:-www.femaleartistscyprus.com or find us at Females In The Arts Cyprus Face book

Details of FITA Membership and press information contact 99987672


Yiota Ioannidou – Tabula Rasa February 6, 2011

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Isnotgallery presents “Tabula Rasa”, Yiota Ioannidou’s new solo exhibition, on Friday 28 January, at 7:30 pm.

Opening remarks by Mr Christos Christophides, Director of the Presidents Office and Deputy Government Spokesman.

Opening Hours
10:00 – 13:00 & 16:00 – 20:00

Monday through Saturday
From: Friday, January 28th, 2011
Until: Monday, February 7th, 2011
Is Not Gallery
11 Odysseos Street
Nicosia 1017, Cyprus
Email: art@isnotgallery.com
Phone: 22343670


Cheap Art

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On Friday 11th of February at 8 pm, isnotgallery opens its doors to art lovers and new collectors of contemporary art with the “Cheap Art” exhibition which is organized for the third consecutive year.

The idea is simple: artists with a rich curriculum in exhibitions both in Cyprus and abroad as well as young emerging artists exhibit their works to the general public with prices starting at 50 euros and a maximum selling price of 500 euros.

Over 60 artists participate in this year’s “Cheap Art” exhibition.

Opening Hours

10:00 – 13:00 & 16:00 – 20:00

When Monday through Saturday From: Friday, February 11th, 2011 Until: Thursday, February 24th, 2011 Where Is Not Gallery 11 Odysseos Street Nicosia Email: art@isnotgallery.com Phone: 22343670


Lefki Alexandrou – Emotions January 4, 2011

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The Pantheon Gallery invites you to the opening of the solo mixed media exhibition by artist Lefki Alexandrou entitled “Emotions” on Friday 7th of January 2010, 8:00pm.

Few words from the artist:
“Emotions are an important matter, which affect everyone. I express all kinds of emotions through my paintings and sculptures; sadness, happiness, emotions associated with break-ups/ separation and all the stages that follow from a break-up/ separation and the strength and willingness that someone can find after hitting rock bottom. I used mixed media so as to show these different feelings and senses.

Most of my paintings are done using oil paints so that they can express more emotions. My sculptures are made with specific materials so that they can give importance to each emotion. I used materials that are contrasting to each other like glass, steel, raisin, plaster. Glass can express the feeling of devastation, but on the other hand, steel shows strength. By using raisin I wanted to capture the combination of the two materials and how strong they can be and work together. Finally, via plaster I wanted to show the marks that a break-up can leave behind and its effect on the human mind, spirit and body. That’s why I used many techniques and materials because every one of us is different and have different emotions in certain circumstances of our lives”.

Opening Hours
Tuesday – Friday: 10:00 – 13:00 & 17:00 – 20:00
Saturday: 10:00 – 14:00
From: Friday, January 7th, 2011
Until: Friday, January 21st, 2011

Pantheon Gallery
40 Evagorou Avenue
Pantheon Building, second floor
Nicosia Cyprus
Email: info@pantheonculture.org
Phone: 22670843


Journey through spaces by Birute Kriukelyte-Kazlauskiene

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Is not gallery proudly presents Birute Kriukelyte-Kazlauskiene’s firts solo exhibition, entitled “Journey through spaces”, on Friday 7 January 2011, at 8pm.

The Lithuanian artist works as an architect and her paintings are always influenced by her everyday life in the working environment and vice verse.

Birute Kriukelyte-Kazlauskiene’s work aims at exploring the emotional amplitude in sectional spaces usually architectural objects, using minimal elements of composition.The exploration of the emotional amplitude in sectional spaces gives the concept a 3 dimensional drawing. The three dimensional experience is analysed as vertical, horizontal, and in an emotional depth. Like in architecture, where the spatial sequence is not defined, the artist’ paintings follow the same pattern, colours and minimal shapes that interlace between each other and creates a vibrant experience of space.

Birute’s work is influenced my Mark Rothko’s paintings and we can see this in the combinations in a palette of hot and cold, bright and dark, shiny and matte, rapturous and melancholy colours.

Birute Kriukelyte-Kazlauskiene has studied at the VGTU (Gediminas’ Technical University of Vilnius), in Lithuania and has received a Bachelor Diploma in Architecture. She now lives and works in Paphos as an architect at Vardas Studio, architectural office.

Exhibition duration: 7 January – 21 January 2011

Opening Hours
Monday – Saturday 10am – 1pm & 4pm – 8pm
From: Friday, January 7th, 2011
Until: Friday, January 21st, 2011
Time: See Description

Is Not Gallery
11 Odysseos Street , Nicosia 1017, Cyprus
Email: art@isnotgallery.com
Phone: 22343670


Winter Presentation Gathering December 12, 2010

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Local designer Froso Mavrou & The House of Larimeloon – Pantheon invites you to a festive, warm gathering celebrating the launch of  the designer’s new hand-woven collection of handbags at the House of Larimeloon on Thursday 16th of December 2010 at 5pm until 10pm.

At the gathering people will be able to view and purchase the makings of the designer as well as enjoy a beverage along with homemade cakes which will be for sale.

Froso Mavrou has been designing and making her own handmade clothes and handbags for the past 3 years, slowly developing her own personal style. Her products are colorful, unique, functional and always at reasonable prices, considering the amount of time each one takes up to make. Emphasis is given to details in Mavrou’s work, this year, her weaving technique is what gives the difference to her handbags.  You can sample some of the products at her blog www.creativeclothingcy.blogspot.com

The event will start at 5pm and will go on until 10pm. Throughout the evening The House of Larimeloon will host music selections by local music freak Lefteris Moumtzis.

Remaining pieces of her collection will be available at the shop after the presentation.

For more information you can come in contact with us on 22670843.

(Pantheon Cultural Association – The House of Larimeloon. Evagorou Avenue 40, Nicosia, 1st floor)



FITA – Announces Nicosia Regional Branch December 4, 2010

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Ntora Angli Nicosia regional Officer and Janice Ruffle Founder of FITA

Since the launch of FITA in January 2010, the Group has rapidly expanded with new Members teaming-up together to generate awareness in Cyprus of female artists, artisans and designers.


The Paphos HQ is proud to announce the appointment of their Regional Officer; Ntora Angeli ANTORA JEWELS Website: http://www.antorajewels.com Email: antora@antorajewels.com 99716700.

“Thank you for giving me the title as a Regional Officer in Nicosia of the Female Artists of Cyprus. I really appreciate this and will offer my best services to keep an organised established group,” says Ntora.


“Having a vivid imagination is like looking into heaven”, says Ntora, who was born in London by Cypriot parents.  She always had a creative mind from a young child while she used to sit in a corner and enjoy drawing people’s faces. Returning back to Cyprus at the age of 14 all her creativity talents went to sleep until a couple of years ago when she started making jewellery for herself and friends.  Finally her passion returned back to discover her true self again. In the year 2007 she attended a Jewellery course with the Ministry of Education and Culture in Cyprus and then she was able to move forward creatively and positively.


Ntora has attended different public events where she has been able to display her jewellery. Her first public exhibition took place in November 2009 at the Pantheon Cultural Association in Nicosia.


At the end of 2009 Ntora opened a Handicraft Gift & Jewellery Shop in Nicosia. Her love and passion for art inspired her to open a shop to display and sell her designs as well as art and designs by other local artists. It is a great joy for Ntora to give local artists the opportunity to display their work and she is proud to have them with her.


Ntora sells her designs mainly to local customers in Cyprus. She is also a member of the magazines: Beading Daily & Jewellery Artist and some of her designs are displayed on the internet by Interweave Press.  Ntora has a strong passion with a vivid imagination when creating jewellery, she enjoys experimenting with different pieces each time using a variety of techniques. Along the way she has discovered that wire wrapped jewellery has become more attractive and more interesting. No two designs are alike, every piece is inspired by its own name and meaning.


Mary Chojnowski, Tsada Village has been a Member of FITA from the beginning. Her mosaic work in Cyprus has excelled, teaching in schools and by private and church commissions.

Celebrating a new creative venture together, Greek Orthodox Bishop Giorgios gave his blessing to the latest mosaic for St Paul’s Pillar church, Kato Paphos.  Another mosaic for the community created with the help of young people and Mary.

There is a strong tradition of mosaic art in Cyprus from the early Roman and Christian period onward. The Art Department at ISOP has undertaken a challenging project to create a number of large mosaics which will decorate the school in years to come.

All classes from Kindergarten to Year 9 were involved in a recent project, involving the younger pupils sorting out the colours and the older ones doing the actual placing of the pieces and the grouting.  The mosaic designs were sketched by the students and supervised by the art teachers, Mrs. Afxentiou and Mary herself.

“Artists joined us too, which was great as they could see the whole process involved in community projects celebrating the affirmation of Artists and generating awareness for the children involved. It makes everyone aware of the importance of Artists working with organisations like schools, businesses and community ventures. This is something I would love to spread out to more schools and colleges in Cyprus and bring other Artists on board too,” says Mary.

“Membership to FITA has provided me with opportunities to develop my mosaic work in Cyprus through networking and seminars. A FITA invitation to a recent business conference, allowed me the opportunity to address delegates on the benefits of FITA which resulted in press coverage, acquiring me an educational contract in Limassol.”


FITA Expos are International events which embrace female led creativity from not only Cyprus but also England, Scotland, Romania, Slovakia, Holland, Germany and Russia.

Exhibitions reflect the creative talents of those women who have worked in Cyprus on both commercial and private commissions. All work on show will be available for purchase and with the festive season only a few weeks away gifts purchased here will include hand crafted bracelets, rings, necklaces and ear rings, mock Faberge style eggs, glorious textiles, dolls and pottery, timeless sandstone paintings, paintings, silks, and mosaics.


FITA – acts as an agent for women and provides them with appropriate platforms to market their works. It also assists with targeting via the worldwide web, through a direct blogging /news/sourcing/and tracking system to link up with other like minded, talented women.

Portfolios of our artists work plus contact details are available via:-www.femaleartistscyprus.com

Details of FITA Membership and press information contact – Janice Ruffle janiceruffle2005@yahoo.co.uk mobile 99987672

FITA Website http://www.femaleartistscyprus.com

FITA Founder: Janice Ruffle 99987672

FITA Regional Officer Nicosia: Ntora Angeli 99716700

FITA Patron: Yiannis Hadjiloizou, President Cyprus Music Academy

Photography: By FITA Photographer Jim Crowe.