Actively promoting the arts with an eye on the Cretan sea for inspiration, the G & A Mamidakis Foundation announces the launch of the “Sea to Shore Stories” art project to open at the Minos Beach Art Hotel in Agios Nikolaos, Crete, on July 9.
Aiming to organize the event annually, the new creative project invites one artist every year to work with the sea as their central theme of inspiration. For 2016, invited artist Kostas Ioannidis presents his “Sea to Shore Stories” — a series of works which will adorn the hotel reception areas and will create an “imaginary” aesthetic trail throughout the Minos Beach. Curated by Katerina Gregos, the series will feature among other works “Lost Ears of Paleopolis”, “Everlasting Song” and “Hanging Gardens”.
Mr Ioannidis studied painting and engraving at the Athens School of Fine Arts and at London’s Royal College of Arts, receiving an MFA from New York’s School of Visual Arts.
The Minos Beach Art Hotel, overlooking the Bay of Mirabello in Agios Nikolaos, is a member of the family-owned Bluegr Hotels & Resorts group, which is active in tourism, boasting a number of leading hotels across Crete, in Athens and Rhodes, including the Sensimar Minos Palace Hotel & Suites, Candia Park Village, Life Gallery Athens and Sunprime Miramare Park Suites & Villas; and in culture through the G & A Mamidakis Foundation and LoveGreece.com.