Philadelphia, PA – The halls of the Tyler School of Art of Temple University were treated, on Friday night, March 24, to a stunning display of superb paintings by a young Greek lady of remarkable talent. Ms. Daphne Philippoussis of Palmyra, NJ, held the thesis exhibition of her work as part of completing her Bachelor of Fine Arts studies at Temple U.
The exhibit included 14 oil and watercolor paintings, some completed in Italy during her Temple’s Rome campus studies. Her work there received considerable acclaim and the serious attention of several fine art collectors. Daphne, who is on Temple’s Dean’s List, plans to continue her graduate studies toward a Master’s Degree and aims at a career in teaching.
The multitude of visitors that crowded her exhibition – titled “At the Table” (meaning the table at a Greek Tavern) marveled at the vivid, impressive originality of her work and were treated to a musical accompaniment by her father Fabian, who, along with friends provided live musical background in the Greek rebetiko tradition, with bouzouki, zourna, baglama, guitar, and violin.
Daphne comes from a warm, supportive, and talented family in the Delaware Valley; her grandparents come from Epirus and the Cyclades, as well as Ikaria Island. She loves Greece and Greek music, the traditional Greek dances and speaks the language fluently. Her talent in life drawing has been noted since childhood, and her remarkable gift is further refined by her studies in art schools and her exposure to the Mediterranean culture. She intends to focus her art even more on themes of her beloved Greece.
An excellent beginning to what will surely be a spectacular artistic career for the young lady from Palmyra.
Images by John Apostolos