"CONTEMPORARY GREEK PAINTING FROM THE CANGELARIS COLLECTION"
ALEXANDRIA EGYPT 1992-1993The art exhibition "Contemporary Greek Painting from the Cangelaris Collection" was inaugurated on May 1992 by the then Greek undersecretary of state for Foreign Affairs, in the presence of the late pope and patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa Parthenios III (born Aris M. Coinides, 1919-1996), the representative of the governor of Alexandria, the consular corps, art critics, journalists and many art lovers.
The exhibition took place at the gallery of the Consulate General of Greece (at the Greek quarter of Shatby) and remained open for the public until September 1993. Twenty large size paintings from a total of eighteen renown Greek artists were shown: Nicos Nicolaou, Yiorgos Mavroidis, Yannis Moralis, Paris Prekas, Michalis Katzourakis, Chryssa (Vardea), Lefteris Kanakakis, Dimitris Mitaras (2), Costas Paniaras, Alecos Fassianos, Yannis Papanelopoulos, Sarandis Karavouzis, Achilles Droungas (2), Marina Karella, Opy Zouni (Sarpaki), Maria Milona-Kiriakidi, Pavlos Samios and Yannis Adamacos.
During his returning official visit to the Patriarchate of Alexandria, the Ecumenical patriarch Bartholomew I (born Dimitrios Hr. Arhondonis, 1940) visited the exhibition as well.
Trilingual: in Greek, English and Arabic.
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