Sister City Mytilene project

Portes exhibit at Space Gallery before traveling to Mytilene
Before the art show, Portes, (Doors) travels to Portland’s Greek Sister City of Mytilene on Lesvos this summer, it will be exhibited at the Space Gallery on Congress Street for three weeks. The public can see this special show of works on paper by Greater Portland artists from March 20 to April 7 during the Gallery’s open hours.
A special artists’ reception will be held on Tuesday, April 3, from 4 – 7 p.m. when you can meet some of the approximately 50 artists who will contribute their vision of Maine to the show. A larger public reception will be held Friday April 6 during the First Friday Art Walk.
Curator Jeff Badger, chair of the Art department at Southern Maine Community College, came up with the idea to share Portland’s vibrant art scene with its four international Sister Cities. Mytilene on Lesvos is one of them.
The Hellenic Society is working with Badger’s Tetra Projects to arrange for the exhibit to travel to Greece, this June as part of the celebrations for the 100th anniversary of the annexation of Lesvos to Greece. The opening reception is set for Friday, June 8, in the gallery area of the Mytilene Public Theater (center of Mytilene Harbor photo above). The exhibit will hang for one week. As an official Sister City event, this is our gift to that city on this very important anniversary.
HSoM board member and artist Judith Allen Efstathiou and Badger will hang the show, and other HSoM members will attend the festivities. Any folks traveling to Greece should try to make the journey to the island to attend. Let us know if you do!

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