SKOPELOS : Days of Art at Rigas Hotel

 Rigas Hotel supports local artists, exhibiting their art at the hotel’s premises for only a few days.

Rigas Hotel hosts exhibitions of local artists, highlighting their unique art works. After the first successful painting and photography exhibition by Mrs. Heather Durham from Scotland, another one will take place at the hotel, featuring the paintings of Glossa-based artist, Mr. Roger Fox.

The artist, Roger Fox, who signs his work “Alepou”, has lived in Glossa since 2005. In 2013, after a break of 40 years, he started painting again. His subjects are the people and activities he encounters around him in Glossa village. During his exhibition, on the 17th of May, Mr. Roger and his wife Joanna Weston will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the founding of their business “Glossa Houses”.  More of Roger’s artworks can be found at his official website:  www.alepou.net.

The second art exhibition of Rigas Hotel opens on Monday 14th May and runs until the 28th. Entrance is free and the available hours for the visitors are from 10:00 am till 22:00pm daily .

On Saturday 19th May there will be an opportunity to “Meet the Artist” at a reception running from  18.00 – 20.00. You are invited to enjoy a glass of wine with Mr. Roger Fox, courtesy of the Hotel Manager, Mr. George Goulene, at Rigas Hotel premises.

Mr. Roger Fox said, “Rigas Hotel and Spyrou Skopelos Experience are to be congratulated for this very welcome initiative to support local creativity. Well done!”

The General Director of Spyrou Group of Companies, Mr. George Michalis mentioned:  “Life is short, but art is long” said Hippocrates. “Spyrou Hotels”  has developed a series of activities to celebrate 40 years of entrepreneurial action. One of these is the complimentary disposal of “Rigas Hotel” to the artists of Skopelos to exhibit their works. Among them are several expatriates, who consist a dynamic human element of the island that have demonstrated love for the place with a series of valuable actions. After the successful exhibition of Heather Durham came the turn of Roger Fox. Good luck!”

Rigas Hotel, part of the Spyrou Skopelos Experience, has a policy of embracing local creative people. Artists, writers, musicians and others with something cultural to display are warmly welcomed to propose an exhibition or performance free of charge.

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