European Heritage Days at the Coumantaros Art Gallery in Sparta: Christos Bokoros
European Heritage Days is a joint action of the Council of Europe and the European Commission involving all 50 signatory states of the European Cultural Convention under the motto “Europe: A Common Heritage”. The annual programme offers opportunities to visit buildings, monuments and sites, many of which are not normally accessible to the public. The cultural events highlight local skills and traditions, architecture and works of art, but the broader aim is to bring citizens together in harmony even though there are differences in cultures and languages.
The theme for 2013-2014 is dedicated to Time and the general title that embraced the activities is ‘The Faces of Time’.
The Coumantaros Art Gallery in Sparta participates in this celebration by organizing workshops for adults and children focusing on painter Christos Bokoros and his works. Several paintings of his are presented in the Gallery’s current exhibition The ’80s Generation: Contemporary Greek Painting from the Sotiris Felios Collection. The workshop will take place on September 27th for the students of the 5th Primary School, and on October 9th at 7 p.m. for adults.