The people at Galerie Dora Penga wishing to expand the boundaries of their commercial activities found a non-profit civil organization with the characteristic name "Eastern Paths".
This organization promotes cultural activities of Galerie Dora Penga as well as the enhancement of its dynamic profile. In the Easter Paths participate outside partners and important people powerful in their domain (sciences, commerce, architecture, arts and mass media) and as a result the framework of activities expands in areas, beyond the art and technique of weaving. It's main focus is well as to bring its members in contact with the civilizations of East as well as to offer them understanding of their own cultural characteristics of each particular area.
In order to reach the people of the East and their cultures, we organize certain cultural educational activities. Activities such as exhibits, lectures or forums, the writing and publishing of texts, the production and presentation of audio-visual documents help to acknowledge the daily lives of these people.
A very important part of Eastern Path's activities is the organization of trips/adventures to the countries of Asia. The network that Galerie Dora Penga has at the entire area of Asia helps to arrange exhibitions to famous and historic places but also to unknown and mysterious sites in the whole region of the East.
The reason of our supporting a company with a non-profit character is because our ambitions are not limited within the Hellenic borders. We aim to collaborate with international and European but also with multinational institutions and organizations in order to encourage developmental actions to take place in the eastern countries.
Our resources as well as our knowledge act as an advantage that helps us to come closer and finally to cooperate with eastern local institutions and communities in order to learn further but also to offer humanitarian support.
Eastern Paths in relation with Garelie Dora Penga organized an Exhibit of Nomadic Carpets and Woven Textiles at Militos, a place of culture and taste which is located a t the area of Ladadika in Thessaloniki. This event introduced to the audience of Thessaloniki the goals and actions of the Eastern Paths. This venue was arranged by the architect Rania Stamataki who made a special "nomadic" atmosphere which along with oriental sounds, tastes and smells of the Persian cuisine caused the visitors to feel like walking on the trails of the nomads of the East.
The opening of the exhibition took place on Thursday, 18th of September at 8:30pm and it was supported by a crowd of people of all ages. As a result, Militos in order to honor the affair dedicated a week to Persian cuisine from 18th -24th September 2003.
In addition, Easter Paths in cooperation with Galerie Dora Penga organized within the formal celebrations of the 38th Dimitria in Thessaloniki, an exhibit titled: "The ways of Nomads-Paths of Weaving" which lasted until the 15th November 2003. The successful, as it turned to be, opening was on Wednesday 5th November 2003. The beautiful venue of Yeni Tzami was decorated by the architect Heleni Vretzaki-member of Eastern Paths- who took care of the entire exhibition. In the decor she used everyday woven objects of nomads along with informative audiovisual aids. Therefore, the ideal nomadic atmosphere created,  matched great with the accurate and objective information for the public.
The slide show, with pictures from nomadic life, accompanied with an informative text, that took place in a specially prepared upstairs hall, left to the visitors a strong impression of the nomadic life of Central Asia. Apart from the opening day, the slide shows were scheduled for 8,9,14,15/11/2003 at 8 a.m.
Spiro Pengas, the representative of Eastern Paths, participated to a conference titled "Egnatia: A trip of immigrants by memories" which was organized by Osservatoria Nomade Stalker (Rome), Oximoron (Athens), AAA (Paris) to Yeni Tzami of Thessaloniki and was from 11th until 19th of February 2005. Mr Pengas with his speech "Shut-up+Start to act" introduced the activities of Eastern Paths and brought up the matter of immigration in recent years as well as he spoke about the refugees and how the Greek state deals with them.
The Academy of Siatsu, founded by Dafni Jiannopoulou, is operating under the support of Eastern Paths. The students of the 3 year Academy, located in the beautiful area of the American Farm School, are taught the theory and the practice of Siatsu. The academy provides professional and recognized degrees. For more information call 2310-835262.

The opening of the exhibition took place on Thursday, 18th of September at 8:30pm and it was supported by a crowd of people of all ages. As a result, Militos in order to honor the fair, dedicated a week to Persian cuisine from 18th -24th September 2003.

In addition, Easter Paths in cooperation with Galerie Dora Penga organized within the formal celebrations of the 38th Dimitria in Thessaloniki, an exhibit titled: "The ways of Nomades-Paths of Weaving" which lasted until the 15th November 2003. The successful, as it turned to be, opening was on Wednesday 5th November 2003. The beautiful venue of Yeni Tzami was decorated by the architect Heleni Vretzaki-member of Eastern Paths- who took care the entire exhibition. In her decoration she used everyday woven objects of nomads along with decorative and informative audiovisual aids. Therefore, the ideal nomadic atmosphere matched great with the accurate and objective information for the public.
The slide show, with pictures from nomadic life, accompanied with an informative text, that took place in a special prepared upstairs hall, left to the visitors a complete impression of the nomadic life of Central Asia. Apart from the opening day, the slide shows were scheduled for 8,9,14,15/11/2003 at 8 a.m.


Spiro Pengas, the representative of Eastern Paths, participated to a conference titled "Egnatia: A trip of immigrants by memories" which was organized by Osservatoria Nomade Stalker (Rome), Oximoron (Athens), AAA (Paris) to Yeni Tzami of Thessaloniki and was from 11th until 19th of February 2005. Mr Pengas with his speech heading "Shut-up-Start act" introduced the activities of Eastern Paths and brought up the matter of immigration in recent years as well as he referred to the refugees and the Greek state deals with them.

The Academy of Siatsu, owed by Dafni Jiannopoulou, is operating under the support of Eastern Paths. The students of the academy, located to the beautiful area of American Farm School, for three years are being taught the theoretical an practical parts of being a therapist of Siatsu. The academy provides professional and recognized degrees. For more information contact 2310-835262.

Travel with the "Eastern Paths"

To the journeys that Eastern Paths are organizing any of you can participate. For more information please call 2310-462020

News from members of Eastern Paths

 
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