01 October 2009

2009 Commemorative Poster

2009_Pensacola_GreekFestival_50thAnniveraryPoster440pxIn 2009 we celebrated our 50th anniversary of the Pensacola Greek Festival with a special poster based on the artwork of Rip Kastaris. 

In recognition of our festival’s 50th Anniversary, we created a commemorative poster based on the artwork of internationally recognized artist Euripides “Rip” Kastaris. The piece we chose is called “Vineyard Bride” and depicts a young woman in traditional costume against a background of vineyards overlaid in gold leaf images. Rip’s contemporary fine art reflects themes from antiquity and Orthodox iconography. He has recently completed numerous commissions to produce Byzantine Icons for Orthodox sanctuaries. In 2004, he was commissioned by the Hellenic Cultural Foundation to create a permanent mural called “Kyklos – Circle of Glory” for the Athens Olympic Stadium.

 

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