PRESS RELEASE – Art Exhibition with theme “Sea and Shipping”

On Sunday May 5th, 2019 the Tsavliris Cultural Foundation, chaired by Mr. Philippos Philis, hosted an Art Exhibition, themed “Sea & Shipping”, organised by a team of Lemissoler staff at the Morfi Gallery in Limassol.

The Mayor of Limassol Mr. Nicos Nicolaides outlined the importance of the Sea and Shipping for the city of Limassol, while the Director of the Pattichion Municipal Museum – Limassol Archives Mr. Mimis Sophocleous paralleled the “Wooden Walls” that saved the city of Athens in the ancient times, with the new “Wooden Walls” that have uplifted Limassol and in extension Cyprus and its economy. Furthermore, in Mr. Sophocleous’ words, since Limassol based shipping companies portrait artworks with harbours and vessels, can become an open and rich Maritime Gallery.

Mr. George Tsavliris, Honorary President of the Tsavliris Cultural Foundation, in an emotional welcome speech, expressed his family’s commitment and love for Cyprus and shared his sentiment of admiration for the people of Cyprus.

The Deputy Minister of Shipping, Ms. Natasa Pilides, opened the ceremony with inspirational words for the future of the shipping industry. She underlined the importance of both synergies and education and expressed her pleasure as the proceeds of the Exhibition will be used to fund a scholarship for a Master degree (MSc) in “Shipping and Finance”, at the Cyprus University of Technology, in Limassol.

As a token of his deep appreciation, Mr. Tsavliris gave the Honorable Deputy Shipping Minister, Ms. Pilides, the Tsavliris Group book with regards to the passionate journey of the Tsavliris Family in the fascinating and romantic business of shipping.

The aim of the Tsavliris Cultural Foundation is to promote the spiritual and artistic creativity of people who contribute to the questioning and quest for a better, spiritual and humane society such as artists, intellectuals, thinkers on civilisation, society, education and spiritual culture.

The Tsavliris Cultural Foundation wishes to thank the artists and sponsors of the Art Exhibition (A-Z):

Artists who participated:
Andreas Charalambides
Michalis Charalambides
Marina Constantinou
Spyros Demetriades
Foteini Kakouri
Charalambos Pantelides
George Skoteinos
Georgios A. Tsoukkas

Artwork Sponsors:
Columbia Shipmanagement Ltd (with artworks of Jochen Pachoe).
Island Oil (Holdings) Ltd (with artworks of Ioannis Papanelopoulos and Zena Linardakis).
Lemissoler (with artworks of Zena Linardakis, Maciej Tamkun, Chronis Pavlides, Maria Philis and the late Kypros Tokas).

Gold Sponsor: Fameline Holding Group
Silver Sponsors: DNV GL Cyprus Ltd, Eurogate Container Terminal Limassol, Lemissoler, UMAR Shipping Services and Uniteam Marine.
Bronze Sponsors: Deep Blue Insurance Brokers, Epsco, One Tech and Vasiliko Cement Works Public Company Ltd.

The Tsavliris Cultural Foundation also wishes to thank, the Morfi Gallery for the provision of artworks of Stavros Douzinas, Vasilis Karakatsanis, George Mataragkas, Zena Linardakis and Lefteris Economou.

Special thanks to Dr. Michalis Ierides, General Secretary of the environmental agency CYMEPA for his valuable assistance in organising the Exhibition. As well as, to Puzzle Group of Companies for the free provision of the podium and the audio acoustic and to Il Posto Catering company for the catering.

The Art Exhibition remained open from May 5th – 12th, 2019 both dates included.