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A TRIBUTE TO THE ALUMNAE ARTISTS OF PIERCE COLLEGE

ACG - CULTURAL CENTER 11/05-20/07/2006

Opening at 20:00 on Thursday, 11 May 2006

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Group Exhibition of 40 top Greek Women Artists, accompanied by 180-page album with text by Dora Iliopoulou-Rogan

The American College of Greece inaugurates its new Cultural Center in Plaka, Athens, with A Tribute to the Alumnae Artists of Pierce College exhibition, opening at 20:00 on Thursday, 11 May 2006.

A Tribute to the Alumnae Artists of Pierce College creates a precedent in the Greek art scene by grouping together the works of 40 top Greek women artists as it . All 41 artists, which include some of the most significant names in modern and contemporary Greek art, are graduates of Pierce College, the secondary division of ACG. The exhibition comprises 116 artworks from various sources (including the ACG Art collection, the National Gallery of Greece, private collections, and the artists' collections), some of which have not been published before.

The lives and works of the 40 Pierce College Alumnae Artists are also the subject of a supple, 180-page volume published by Livanis Publications and ACG. The volume was written by noted art-critic, author and historian, Dr. Dora Iliopoulou-Rogan, who is herself a Pierce College alumna.

Since its founding in Smyrna, in 1875, The American College of Greece has been a pioneer in education and a school where many new artists have launched distinguished careers.

Leafing through Iliopoulou-Rogan's book is like tracing the history of modern Greek art since the First World War. The volume includes detailed presentations and analyses of the works of each artist as well as considerable biographical information. Among the featured artists are late artists Frosso Efthymiadi-Menegaki (1913-1995) and Frosso Michalea (1936-2002), as well as well known newer artists like Katerina Adachopoulou, Artemis Alcalay, Katerina Aslanidou, Eleni Christodoulou, Sissy Chryssochoou, Sofia Dede, Aliki Devletoglou, Irene Douka-Charlsworth, Kyriakoula Georgili-Zolotas, Nadia Hadjitheodorou-Levida, Fotini Issidoridou, Louiza Kakissi, Sophia Kalogeropoulou, Katerina Karoussou, Kalliopi Kopanitsa, Pelagia Kyriazi, Varvara Liakounakou, Nerina Lymberopoulou, Fotini Makri, Maria Matala, Ana Mathiou, Evangelia Michalopoulou-Liapi, Alexandra Moutoussi, Eleni Papadoyanni-Psarros, Aemilia Papaphilippou, Athena Politopoulou-Kargsten, Rania Rangou, Virginia Romanou, Lea Roussopoulou, Helen Sarris, Christiana Soulou, Pepi Svoronou-Kokkinidi, Electra Tegopoulou, Ioanna Terlidou, Aliki Tzen, Effie Xanthakis, Eva Vasdeki and Sophia Zarabouka.

The exhibition at the ACG Cultural Center (17B Ipitou Sreet, Plaka, 10557 Athens) will remain open until 20 July 2006. Visiting hours are 11:00-20:00 Monday through Friday, and 11:00-16:00 Saturday.

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INFORMATION: ACG Art, The American College of Greece, 6 Gravias Street, Agia Paraskevi, Athens, GR 15342, Greece, T: +30-210-6009800/1444, E: info@ACGart.gr


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