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Drifters Project, Art Workshop and Installation, Kefalonia 2011

Pam Longobardi - Drifters Project
Pam Longobardi - Drifters Project

The Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture is pleased to announce and welcome Pam Longobardi and Craig Dongoski with the Drifters Project in Kefalonia island, between the 20th of July, and 1st August 2011.

About the Workshop

Pam Longobardi offers a 3-day ocean plastic art/science workshop.

“I will first educate participants about the dangers and problems of plastic pollution, its impact on wildlife, humans and tourism.  We will locate the most plastic-impacted beaches and then perform a beach cleanup. Like forensic scientists and detectives, we will clean, sort and examine all the collected materials to see what we can learn.”

Participants will then assist the artist in the creation of artwork for her exhibition, learning about construction methods, including a large community ‘driftweb’ sculpture.  Sound artist Craig Dongoski will work with participants recording their own stories about plastic, the ocean and the objects collected.  Craig will then create sound sculptures for the exhibition with the participants voices playing throughout the space.

About the Drifters Project

In 2006, Pam Longobardi founded the Drifters Project, an environmental intervention project that documents and exposes the natural cost of the human convenience of plastic by looking at marine debris and its journey around the world oceans. In 2008, she began working with community groups to expand the scale and scope of project to new locales and creating collaborative public art.  She has made dozens of collecting missions to Hawaii, Costa Rica, China and Italy, and US locations, organizing cleanups and community education at each site. She has created community-based projects in the following locations: Beijing, China during the 2008 Olympics with residences of a ‘trash village’; Nicoya, Costa Rica with students of Universidad Nacional, and in Greenville, SC, with high school art students.



Artist’s Website

Pam Longobardi



Double Vision Dance Performance and Workshop, Kefolonia 2011


Workshops: July 5-8 [Tues-Fri]
Performance: July 9 [Sat]
Where: Ionian Center, Metaxata 28100, Island Kefalonia, Greece
Info: | +30 69843 00009


Double Vision Recession Special Tour
Double Vision Recession Special Tour


“γνῶθι σεαυτόν”

United States based intermedia performance group DOUBLE VISION is teaming up with collaborative artists Ellen Smith Ahern and Lida Winfield to present a series of workshops, artist talks, and performances at the Ionian Center for the Arts and Culture. Participants will be immersed in the exploration of contemporary dance, movement, and experimental arts. After spending six days with DOUBLE VISION on the pristine Island Kefalonia, all involved will walk away refreshed and inspired.

The workshop includes:
– 6 DAYS STAY in double occupancy room
– Participation to the entire program (4-9 July, 2011)
– Breakfast
– Certificate of Participation
– Free Participation to the Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture Open Programs

Workshop Schedule:
Tuesday, July 5, 2011: Artist Talk
Wednesday, July 6, 2011: Workshop in Improvisation
Thursday, July 7, 2011: Dance Master Class
Friday, July 8, 2011: Artist Talk or Open Rehearsal
Saturday, July 9, 2011: Evening performance

Workshop Details:
DOUBLE VISION Artist Talk. [Sean Clute and Pauline Jennings]
DOUBLE VISION will give an overview of their work while emphasizing collaboration, interaction, and the use of science and technology in the art-making process. Because DOUBLE VISION’s work incorporates diverse media including dance, painting, sculpture, video, music and omputer programming, the talk will be relevant and interesting for a diverse audience.

Master Class for Dancers, Storytellers, Poets and the Performing Artist [by Lida Winfeld]
Using improvisation, Lida will lead the group to explore ways of creating stories and movement. By sharing our stories through movement and narrative, participants will build bridges between each other and contribute to the growth of community. Creativity and an open mind is all that is needed to enjoy this workshop; all sizes and abilities welcome.

Contemporary Dance Master Class [by Pauline Jennings]
Students will be given the opportunity to learn works from the DOUBLE VISION dance repertoire directly from choreographer Pauline Jennings and company dancers. The class can be adjusted to suit beginner to advanced dance technique needs.

Performance Program:
Duplexity is a contemporary dance solo inspired by the idea that a single message may be sent simultaneously in two directions.

The woods are deep is a dance duet rooted in images of moving water, hawks, deer, and humans in the map of an imaginary landscape.

Know Thyself (γνῶθι σεαυτόν) is a live animation in which interpretations of Greek mythology are improvised.

360 Euro per person [includes six days residency, workshops, performance] . Payable in the Center’s registered account or through our Paypal Account.


Double Vision’s website


Paula Doepfner Solo Exhibition, Kefalonia 2011

Artist Paula Doepfner presented her Solo Exhibition and a Performance at the Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture between the 1st and 8th of April 2011.

Paula Doepfner performance
Paula Doepfner, Performance

In Paula’s words:

“The drawings I developed for my solo exhibition at Ionion Center for the Arts refer to the structure of Kefalonia’s landscape, especially to the movement of the sea. Also there is a connection between the reference to landscape and personal experience. The drawings reflect a study of nature, but they also embody the vicissitudes of inner states, feelings and wishes. In my work I try to capture and express the ephemerality of emotions. In correspondence to the drawings I built a large organic sculpture. I used natural materials that I found on the island to produce the object. Its shape are informed by my exploration of the landscape of Kefalonia.”

Paula Doepfner organic sculpture
Organic sculpture, Paula Doepfner


Artist Website:


Contemporary Art and Living Tradition into the natural, historical, social, cultural environment in the islands Kefalonia and Ithaca.


  • Artists in residency program 2011-2012
  • Art competition 2011 -2012
  • Art festival 2012

Open Call Announced

Title: Contemporary Art and Living  Tradition  into the natural, historical, social, cultural environment in the islands Kefalonia and Ithaca.

In the title  are enrolled the Projects 1, 2, and 3, as the individual but inseparable parts of the entire Main Project of the sponsor,  Ionion Center for the Arts

Sponsor: Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture
Venue: Ionion  Center for the Arts and Culture – islands Kefalonia and Ithaca

Eligibility: Open to artists  and scientists 18 years  and over  world wide, to arts and sciences  schools and colleges, universities departments or faculties, students  and artists teams, art related  organizations or institutes.

Are included all disciplines, visual arts, performing arts, literary arts and related  scientific fields, plus art preservation- restoration and protection of the  natural and cultural environment fields.

Are expected   artistic  and scientific  works of the highest level, inspired  from the two islands, Kefalonia and Ithaca.

Are acceptable and supported for  realization and participation  new and  innovative  proposals in all disciplines,  into the  terms of the  Main Project and the exact borders  given  under the  Title.

Jury: A team of internationally recognized   professionals and academics.

Awards: Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture, the islands Administration and Education factors as well distinguished Donors are offering to all participants and especially to the winners a great number of prizes, for both Arts and Sciences fields and for all Art disciplines.  Are included  cash prizes, awards, certificates, residence and work possibilities, exhibitions, presentations, performances, publications, lectures or other art or  science  related activities, enrolled into the  Institutes  plan for the years 2011 and 2012.  Prizes  is  expected  to be announced in the beginning of the year 2012 and to be offered during the month August of the year 2012,during the official opening celebration ceremonies of the   Institute, after the evaluation procedure ,followed by the opening of the Festival.

Dates: Exhibitions, performances, presentations or other related activities into the official program : August, September, October, November, December of the year 2012,in program to be announced in time.

First date for applications: 01/01/2011

Project 1: 30-12-2012
Project 2: 30-6-2012
Project 3: 30-6-2012


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