''For the biggest part of my career I worked in cinematography, as a TV Producer. Moreover, having always a strong sense of social responsibility, for eight years I served as a Municipal Counselor at Filothei. This has permitted me to contribute to my neighborhood as Vice Mayor of environment and culture, as President of the cultural committee, as President of Filothei's Kindergarten and as specialadvisor of the Center of Fine Arts George Karidis. My journey in art began in 2000, when by making use of worthless, precious or semi-precious, but always signifying objects, I made my first creations, wreaths. Since then, I engage with the creation of wreaths, sculpture, and specifically with the design and creation of jewellery. The most significant steps in this journey were the following exhibitions:
November 2003: “Where matter turns into spirit” - Athinais Cultural Centre
May 2006: “Sea Sentiments” - Athinais Cultural Centre
December 2009: “Shine” - Athinais Cultural Centre
May 2011: “Connotations” - Titanium Yiayianos Art Gallery
‘A Jewel Made in Greece’ is an exhibition that aims to create a versatile and aesthetically pleasing platform, to showcase the work of 36 contemporary Greek artists / jewelers, who represent some of the best Greek Art Jewelry has to offer, as well as five artists who pioneered the development and export of Greek Jewelry worldwide.
The purpose of the exhibition is to showcase contemporary Greek Art Jewelry, its roots in Greek culture and promote its image overseas.''
In this excellent exhibition from 8-15 of February, at Technopolis, Athens, we will have the opportunity to admire the fine work of Myrto Anastasopoulou, Dolly Boucoyannis, Sarina Beza, Eleni Daskalaki, Marilina Deligiannopoulou, Lina Fanouraki, Melanie Georgacopoulos, Katerina Ioannidis, Spiros Kanakis, Maria Kaprili, Tina Karageorgi, Voula Karampatzaki, Rallou Katsari, Stavroula Kaziale, Apostolos Kleitsiotis, Vally Kontidis, Maria Kontogiorgaki, Fotini Kostouli, Ileana Makri, Maria Militsi, Liana Pattihis, Michael Pelamidis, Daphne Petridi, Maria Petzetakis, Marilou Prokopiou, Mary Samoli, Polina Sapouna- Ellis, Theodoros Savopoulos, Yannis Sergakis, Christina Soubli, Daphne Valente, Liana Vourakis, Marios Voutsinas, Maximos Zachariadis, Maya Zoulovits.
And the journey will continue...in Dubai, Grand Resort Lagonissi and Brussels.
We will be there to support the great idea and vision of Mary Samoli...