Friday, December 7, 2012

Visualizing Ancient Athenian Comedy and a Christmas Bazaar

The final event in our fall program of the Athens Association of Friends of CIG will take place on Wednesday evening, December 12th at 7:30 PM. The lecturer is a longtime friend of the Institute, the artist and researcher Magda Roussi (Former Director, Fine Arts Group, University of Piraeus). Her consuming interest these days is the masks that the actors wore in dramas and comedies performed in ancient Greek theaters. This focus was generated from her reading of the ancient texts and images in Greek art for her M.A. thesis with aim of reviving the masks. She will present the findings of her extensive research and her creative artistic renderings of the masks that would have been used in the performance of Aristophanes’ Lysistrata. We will be able to see at close hand her artistic visualizations of these masks.

Her masks were part of the group exhibition at the Institute in late September entitled, “Reflections: Canada in Greece / Greece in Canada”.

Come and join us for both an interesting presentation and the start of the holiday season!!!

THE Christmas Bazaar is Now!
The long awaited second annual Christmas Bazaar of the Association of Friends of the Historical Archive of the Greek Archaeological Service starts this evening at 7 PM. The place is the Historical Archive on Psaromylingou 22 on the edge of the Kerameikos and Psyrri districts of Athens. It will also be open on Saturday the 8th from 10:00 to 17:00.

The Bazaar features a wide assortment of books, gift items, homemade baked goods and preserves, and a lottery with many, many fabulous prizes. The special exhibition of images of the ubiquitous graffiti of Athens entitled, “Archive of the Road” will be for sale and special order.

The proceeds from the Bazaar will help to support the educational programs of the Historical Archive in the public schools.

David Rupp

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