Greek treasures on display in Vail
Vail CO, Colorado
VAIL, Colorado ” Cogswell Gallery is pleased to host the Konstantino Trunk Show, featuring new work from famed Greek jewelry designer Konstantino Sioulas beginning Wednesday and continuing through the season. To celebrate the new work, an artist representative will visit Cogswell Gallery on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Old-world craftsmanship is the signature of Greek jeweler-master Konstantino Sioulas ” who goes by his first name only. In line with the Gallery’s high standards in creativity and technical quality, Konstantino delivers modern expressions of ancient Greek artifacts: a combination of 18k gold, sterling silver, gemstones, precious stones and ancient coins in an unusual mix of etching and hammering. The byzantine influence, combined with skilled craftsmanship, results in dramatic and ornate pieces.
Collections are named after the Greek gods and goddesses after whom they are inspired, such as the Aphrodite, featuring In the Athena line, Konstantino employs the intaglio technique, in which the cross is engraved out of the mother-of-pearl stone.
Konstantino clearly finds inspiration in the geography and ancient history of his homeland.
“Greece, for me, is a land of magnificent contrasts,” Konstantino said. “Blinding light and forbidding darkness. Crashing seas and arid farmland. Frenetic cosmopolitan cities amid ancient ruins and lost temples … ancient elements are etched in my soul, so every piece I design possesses my essence, my experiences, and my passion for Greece.”
What: Konstantino Treasures, exhibition of jewelry by Greek designer.
Where: Cogswell Gallery, 223 Gore Creek Drive, Vail Village.
When: Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
More information: An artist representative will be in attendence. Call 970-476-1769.