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#InTheLoop | Queens College Streams Art Show With Greek-American Style
Let’s hear it for Mom ─ and μητέρα, too!
Queens College’s Hellenic American Project is currently streaming “Life Giving Art: 9 Women Artists of the Diaspora.”
Available for free online, this exhibition celebrates women who support and nurture others without being their biological mothers. The concept arose in response to the COVID-imposed shelter-in-place restrictions, and the art strives to inspire appreciation for human connection during this time of isolation.
And as it’s presented by the Hellenic American Project, all the contributors have strong ties to Greece. Mixed media artist Eozen Agopian is part of the fun along with visual artist, architect, and interior designer Helen Daferera; mixed-media information artist Nicole Economides; sculptor and installation artist Eleni Giannopoulou; sculptor and ceramicist Morfy Gkikas; painter Despina Konstantinides; mixed media artist Despo Magoni; photographer Aphrodite Navab; and sculptor and painter Sophia Vari.
They contemplated the Greek Diaspora and their personal visions of motherhood when creating the pieces for this show.
Directed by Sociology Department faculty member Nicholas Alexiou, the Hellenic American Project documents and informs on Greek-American history via a research facility, archive, library, museum, and event space.
Images: Queens College