May 15 Reception for new exhibit of Marguerite Sylvia paintings -Sylvia Art Exhibit:
Join us for a coffee hour reception after church services on Sunday, May 15 from noon until 2:00 pm. Several new paintings and a few old favorites are displayed in the annual Marguerite Frances Sylvia Art Exhibit in the Hellenic-American Cultural Center & Museum. The Exhibit runs from May 8 to May 30 as part of the Year in Byzantium exhibition.
These extraordinary paintings depict every day life in the village of Molivos on the island of Lesbos. The artist lived in the village for the last 10 years of her life and was much loved by her neighbors and friends. She captured their stories with simple, strong brush strokes. See Spiro in There Are So Few Kings, who helped her carry suitcases, groceries and canvases up the hill to her home. Watch the procession on St. Nicholas Day descend from the church high on the hill above Molivos. Stand with the Women of Skiathos as they light their candles during Holy Week.
For more information about the paintings, the artist’s life, and Giclee reproductions of the paintings in the Sylvia collection, visit our website Hellenic American Cultural Center and Museum.