It is not that often we get artists that want to paint large murals. Helen is an experienced large scale muralist. Mathew jumped at the opportunity to get a large wall painted in a great location. After the mural was finished we had a street party to celebrate. Also a local wood/ art workshop opened its doors to show their creations.
New Yorker Marcia Clark, Australian Trisha Lambi and from Brussels, Lie Dirkx. We did a tour of the new murals and then had a party on the Lakkos square.
It is not all art making in Lakkos. Between guests many small and big works happen to the old houses. The front of the main house which is Ottoman had not been touched in many years. Most of the original rendering was removed and the stones exposed. Plus a pergola was built to keep the courtyard cool in summer.
Visual artists Wendy DesChene and Jeff Schmuki came to Crete to study pollinating moths and get involved with the Lakkos project. While here they painted a large mural and had a small solo exhibition.
Joshua came to Crete to research parts of its long history. While here he had a solo exhibition and left a large wall mural. Joshua is planning to return in winter to make a full show from his gathered research.