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Wayne Independent - Honesdale, PA
  • Tour highlights artists

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    Local couple Yannis and Pauline Glykokokalos are among two dozen artists featured in this year's Wayne County Arts Alliance Studio Tour.
    The tours are free to the public and held today through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    The 12th annual county-wide tour gives the public the opportunity to meet Wayne County's established and emerging artists in their studios and alternative art spaces.
    The studios of 24 artists, at 17 locations, will be open and volunteers will be available to help visitors.
    For driving directions visit www.waynecountyartsalliance.org.
    Yannis and Pauline Glykokokalos live at 1875 Fair Avenue in Honesdale, where their business, Fine Art Framers, is based. He is a painter and she a sculptor.
    Pauline said she strives to have her work be not only decorative but functional and whimsical.
    Yannis's work includes abstract and figuratively-rich surface paintings influenced by abstract expressionism and Zen.
    Pauline, who also works in other mediums, pointed to two of her sculptors that serve functional purposes.
    One is a gold-colored, solar-panel mermaid made out of aqua resin.
    The seven-piece creation was made to be near a pool or water fountain, she said.
    Since the Glykokokaloses don't have a pool, they placed a bucket of water next to the sculpture. When the sun's ray directly hits the solar panel, a pump in the bucket prompts the water to circulate.
    Once the sun moves from the panel, the water movement stops.
    "I really like that, it's so immediate," Pauline said.
    Page 2 of 2 - Another feature of the couple's 10-acre property is a giant concrete outdoor fire pit that Pauline created over a two-year period.
    The fire pit is surrounded by green leaves and trees in the couple's back yard.
    Pauline said they needed a fire pit, so rather than buy one she decided to create one of her own.
    Yanni, a professional painter for over 50 years, has had shows at the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., Betty Parsons Gallery in New York City, Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City and other national and international galleries.
    Yanni has sold over 800 paintings in the U.S., Europe and South America.
    The Wayne County Arts Alliance, 1023 Main Street, Honesdale, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the community through the arts and showcasing local artists.
    The alliance wishes to thank the Wayne County commissioners, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, The Dime Bank, Margaret George, Wayne County Community Foundation and alliance members for their support of the 2014 tour.
     

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