23 Apr Aqua Vista Hotels’ premium art space, Aqua Gallery, reopens for another successful season
Aqua Vista Hotels is proud to announce the reopening of Aqua Gallery following an elegant opening reception on Saturday 21st April. An evening of fine arts appreciation was attended by local dignitaries, exhibiting artists and Aqua Vista Hotel executives, celebrating the start of another remarkable year of modern Greek art on the idyllic island of Santorini.
Aqua Gallery is a contemporary art space housed within Art Hotel, Pyrgos, one of the most visually memorable and innovative luxury properties on Santorini. The gallery will host three exhibitions over the summer season (April – October), under the creative guidance of #Rest@rt, a unique arts platform led and managed by sculptor Kelly Athanasiadou, that promotes Greek artists to international visitors via exhibition spaces in 5* hotels and resorts.
Starting the season in style, Aqua Vista Hotels welcomes Athenian gallery Artshot – Sofia Gaitani, and its annual collective show ‘Summer Lovers’. Showcasing the works of 24 visual artists under the creative direction of painter Sofia Gaitani, ‘Summer Lovers’ will run from the 21st April – 3rd July. The collective displays pieces inspired by Greek summers: hot afternoons, sea, sun, freedom and, of course, love.
Founded in 2017, Aqua Gallery is dedicated to the promotion of modern Greek artists, providing a dynamic space in which to present their work. Collaborating with #Rest@rt, an authorised arts project run under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Tourism and the National Tourism Organisation, Aqua Gallery also brings added value to all Aqua Vista Hotels guests, as well as in general public, giving them the unique opportunity to discover more about the thriving contemporary art scene in Greece. Furthermore in line with Aqua Vista Hotels’ reception hours, the Aqua Gallery is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Mrs Sofia Matzourani, Business Development Manager at Aqua Vista Hotels, said: “After the initial opening of Aqua Gallery in the spring of 2017, we were excited to see the space thrive throughout a busy and prosperous summer season. Aqua Vista Hotels is glad to be celebrating contemporary Greek artists once again, and promoting their work to international visitors. It is an honour to provide such a flourishing art space for both guests at Art Hotel and the local community on Santorini, and we look forward to a successful season ahead”.