ZAAP Gallery photo by Essie White
Zanesville Appalachian Arts Project
The ZAAP Gallery features Kallia Manika in February
My name is Kallia (Kalliopi) Manika. I was born in Greece in 1992 and was raised in the city of Volos, where I graduated from high school in 2010. I attended Information Technology classes (electronic computer) for two semesters in the Technical Educational Institution of the West Macedonia University in the city of Kastoria (2010 - 2011). In 2012 I came for studies at West Liberty University, West Virginia with a major in psychology. As a West Liberty student, I was a member of the ΔΘΚ sorority, where I actively participated in their activities, such as philanthropies. I was an active member in the university's international student team, where I presented my country's cultural elements, such as Ancient Greece, Parthenon, Ancient and modern Greek art. In addition, I attended English classes since the age of seven and I was awarded the degrees of Cambridge and Michigan in the English language. Moreover, I attended German classes for four consecutive years. My most important interests since I was a kid, were music (speech training and singing), making jewelry, and abstract art painting. Because of the latter, I started experimenting, so I can find a way of expressing through my observations and experiments. My occupation with art found new roots here in America, where for the last year I am systematically making jewelry and artwork. One of my favorite mediums is leather and when it's combined with my abstract artwork it becomes an original idea. My art piece, Golden Desert, a mixed media leather painting, was chosen as one of the artworks for the 73rd Ohio annual exhibition, to be featured at the Museum of Art in Zanesville Ohio, for the summer season of 2018. I would like to mention that I am a member of ZAAP and Morning Light Gallery in the Masonic temple, where I participate in their activities. My art pieces are exhibited in the Zaap gallery for the month of February, with the theme of "Window in Life".
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