Mary Samoli .. Thank you
A JEWEL MADE IN GREECE 2013-2015: The journey
In 2014, following a personal persuit and having the supportof my collegues, I realized my idea, by presenting at Technopolis of the Municipality of Athens a group Exhibition of Contemporary Creative Jewelry, which we had the honor to be under the auspices of the Ministry of Development, the National Archaeological Museum, the Numismatic Museum & Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum, as well as the honorouble participation of: the Byzantine and Christian Museum, the Museum Alex Mylona – Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art and the Museum of Greek Folk Art, which participated in the exhibition by presenting replicas of the collection's jewelry.
The team of «A Jewel Made in Greece», in which 36 inspired designers participate, supports and highlights the uniqueness of each artist showing respect to the personality of each. Besides, jewelry, like any work of art refers to the meeting between people and the Universe. "Jewel", which means arrange in harmony, is the human need to sort out what is happening around him.
the journey which is continued:
Today, following what we have already achieved, I present the second exhibition «A Jewel Made in Greece» at Technopolis in Gazi, with the participation of old and new valued colleagues and the priceless contribution of the art critic Iris Kritikou.
Our “Jewel” is under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture, Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum and Enterprise Greece. The other Museums are supporting us this year as well.
G. Zongolopoulos Foundation, the Luceum Club of Greek women, the Gold SmitherySchool of Stemnitsa will exhibit their “treasures”. John Metzikof will travel us through the image of the Tiara which Ghena Dimitrova was wearing in Macbeth and the necklace, which he created for Eirini Pappa.
The “soul” of the exhibition:
36 Greek contemporary artists participate by exhibiting their jewelry, which are “real diamonds”, promoting an important message: The Greek Jewelry is timeless and competitive in Greece and abroad.
Hopefully, the exhibition in Technopolis will constitutethe starting point for a big journey around the world, which will help us support our creative Greekness and our history and render«Made in Greece» an honorable title.
I invite you to believe our vision and support it.
Because, in order for the project to succeed, collaboration, hard work and above all "soul" is needed.
Concept & Designer