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Exhibition
Friday 14th September 2018
Friday 14th September 2018
20:30 - 22:30
1 day/night
Palia Ilektriki - Pafos
  Pafos Pafos
Vladimirou Irakleous, Paphos, Cyprus
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‘Keeping a Secret’
An exhibition of paintings and drawings by 50 artists from around Cyprus to raise awareness and funding for the Learning Refuge Paphos.
The exhibition will be opened by the Mayor of Paphos, Mr Fedonos Fedonas on Friday 28th Septemeber at 20.00 at Palia Ilektriki Paphos
Exhibition will run for one evening only



‘Keeping a Secret’ is a group exhibition organized by Irish artist Miriam Mc Connon, Mary Chojnowski and Rehab Al Habrat with artists from Paphos, Larnaca, Limassol and Nicosia coming together to create awareness and to gain financial support for the voluntary organization, The Learning Refuge, Paphos. The exhibition will take place at Palia Ilektriki in Paphos for one evening only on Friday 28th September at 20.00. The exhibition will be opened by the Mayor of Paphos, Mr Fedonos Fedonas and the children who attend the ‘Learning Refuge’ will sing a song as part of the opening evening.
In this exhibition, almost fifty of the best known artists in Cyprus exhibit two artworks each. All the works in the exhibition are the exact same size and will be sold for the same price. They are all based around the theme of displacement. None of the artworks are signed at the front leaving the artist of each work to remain a secret. The public are invited to come to the exhibition and take a gamble on which artist’s work they are purchasing. It will be an opportunity for art lovers and art collectors to purchase work from some of the leading Cypriot artists for an affordable price. The artists are donating fifty percent of the sale price to the Children at the Learning Refuge.
The Learning Refuge is a voluntary organisation, under the umbrella of Caritas Paphos, which provides front line support. The learning Refuge began three years ago with the aim of integrating families and primarily to assist in children's general language and social skills. The volunteers at the Learning refuge offer help by welcoming families and offering learning through play and art. They also offer learning through informal lessons in Greek and English. The centre is there to provide learning, information and support for the families who have arrived in Cyprus as refugees from war torn countries.
The theme of the exhibition is ‘displacement’ with the aim of creating more awareness and understanding of what it means to have to leave your homeland and also to encourage solidarity and support for the families who have come as refugees to our town. In this event the artist’s community of Cyprus have come together to show solidarity and compassion to these children and their families that have come to Cyprus to escape war and persecution.
The participating artists are
Yiannos Economou, Ergenc Kormazel, Margaret Paraskos, Aristotelis Dimitriou, Charalambos Margaritis, Antonis Neophytou, Nina Sumarac Jablonsky, Yiannis Shepis, Miriam Mc Connon, Georgos Kotsonis, Renos Stefani, Susan Vargas, Christos Foukaras, Mariam Foukaras, Sergis Hadjiadamos, Yiannis Sakelis Chiaki Kamikawa Katerina Foukaras, Arsentiy Lysenkov, Marianna Constanti, Charis Paspalis, Yiota Ioanidou, Derek Harris, Christos Georgiades, Kelly Norman, Katie Sabry, Marina Zach, Gemma Plant, Charis Christodoulou, Eleni Phyla, Abi Daker, Andreas Tomblin, Sharon Taylor, Chrisanthi Farmaka, Sheila Raven, Julie Adlington Menelaou, Konstantinos Kyrtis, Nicoletta Papamichael, Marlen Karletidou, Mary Chojnowski, Spyros Agathou, Paris Christodoulou, Borislav Georgiev, Maria Aitinidou

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