This is the title of the exhibition (in Greek: Ιχνηλατώντας το Μεσαίωνα) by the Greek artist Ioannis Vlazakis that will be held from February 23rd through February 27th, 2009. Vlazakis was previously mentioned in the heraldic artists post of December 4, 2008.
The event, hosted by the Organization of Syrans (as in “from the Greek island of Syros”) (Σύνδεσμος Συριανών), and will exhibit over 35 example of Vlazakis’ work in illuminated manuscripts, heraldic achievements and ex libris. Part of the work to be presented was previously exhibited at the 2008 Rhodes Medieval Festival which is hosted in the old, crusader city of Rhodes on the island of the same name.
What is most exciting about this exhibition is that this appears to be the very first exhibition focusing on heraldry ever hosted in Greece. Inquiries were made to the Heraldic and Genealogical Society of Greece requesting information about similar past exhibitions and none were reported back.
With the support of the Heraldic and Genealogical Society of Greece, whose chairman will speak on the third day of the event. However, the speaker who will open the exhibition will be Tony Breidel-Hadjidemetriou, Baron Breidel, chairman of the Cyprus Center of Medievalism and Heraldry. At the inaugural event, the musical accompaniment will be led by the musician Kostas Chronopoulos.
invitation to the event
Vlazakis’ website is www.gothicart.gr