Sophia Kyriakou was born in Syros and lives and works in Athens. She obtained her MFA at the School of Fine Arts in Athens. Sophia has taught painting at the Department of Applied and Visual Arts in Florina. She exhibits regularly. In her mixed media artwork spirituality and mysticism play an important role. At present Sophia teaches art at a primary school in Agios Stefanos.
Yannis Antonakeas was born in Athens. He graduated from the Athens School of Fine Arts under Nikos Kessanlis (painting) and Georgos Lappas (sculpture). He studied painting at the School of Fine Arts in Paris under Leonardo Cremonini, and at the Pratt Institue of New York. He taught colour theory in Volos and painting at Museum Katsigra in Larissa and also in Athens. He has been involved in mosaic educational workshops for 13 years. Yannis has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions.
Afrodite Papadouli studied painting at the Athens School of Fine Arts under G. Psychopedis. Her themes and ideas spring from childhood, fairy tales, dreams, and the endless energy one can discover in nature. Afroditi teaches in primary education classes, colleges and cultural associations. She has participated in many solo and group exhibitions in Greece and abroad.
Christine has a degree in architecture at Oxford Brookes University (UK). She lives and works in Athens. In her work she starts with collages and paints, pinning down an idea before defining and redefining it into something which can be inhabited. She starts with a mood, an emotion, a mental state, and then tries to find a way to translate it into space.
Sharon Johnson Ph.D.
Sharon Johnson Ph.D. has been actively involved in the foundation of the IRIS ART CENTRE. Sharon launched the M.A. in Art Education program at MICA (Baltimore) and was its Director for twelve years. Sharon holds an MFA in Ceramic Sculpture from George Washington University in Washington, DC. and exhibits her art in galleries in the Washington-Baltimore area.
Vicky graduated in 1984 at the School of Graphic Design in Athens. She lives and works in Athens as a graphic designer. She has followed collage and mixed media lessons in Annette's workshops and she has participated in many exhibitions with her collage work. Vicky designed our flyer and stationary.