Every year Desmos gives purpose to Christmas wishes! This year, the artists Stefanos Rokos and Miltos Golemas, kindly provide their artworks and become part of Desmos’s Christmas wishes, supporting our cause in a unique way.
This year’s Desmos Christmas cards propose two alternative concepts that in return correspond to two particularly vulnerable groups during the difficult conditions of the pandemic.
- The detail from the artwork “Horror and Romance on another planet” made by Stefanos Rokos (www.stefanosrokos.gr) is a dedication of our wishes to the “grandparents of all of us”, especially to those who live protected in each of the 100 Elderly Care Units, Nursing Homes, Hospitals and Social Services for the Elderly, supported by Desmos.
- The detail from the artwork “Playground” made by Miltos Golemas is a reminder that the laughter and hope of the children’s carefree play in our neighborhoods’ playgrounds remain warm in our hearts, in spite of the current adverse conditions. Caring for the children of all of us is our primary goal. For that reason we support 1000 Child Protection Institutions, Schools, Child Protection Structures in Refugee Centers, and Social Services for children all over Greece.
By choosing Desmos’s Christmas Cards this year, you support our organization’s public benefit activities and promote the ultimate social value of offering to those in need.
The Christmas cards are available in both Greek and English and can be adjusted to your needs. As every year, by donating €400 or more to support Desmos, the cards are modified by adding the logo and your company’s name, in addition to any further adaptation you wish. You will receive the e-card in its requested format, along with the final file ready for printing if requested.
We warmly thank the artists Stefanos Rokos and Miltos Golemas for their valuable, hands-on support, as well as Alexandra Argyri (http://www.alexandraargyri.gr) for the pro-bono shooting of Miltos Golema’s work.
About the artists:
Stefanos Rokos was born in Athens in 1977. From 1995 to 2000 he studied at the Athens School of Fine Arts under the teaching of T. Paraskidis in painting. At the same time he attended engraving classes in the workshop of G. Milios. In 2002 he obtained a master’s degree in Engraving from the Wimbledon School of Art in London, where he studied with a scholarship from the Propontis Foundation. From 2005 to 2007 he was a scholarship holder of IKY for the execution of his artistic work. He has held personal and group exhibitions in Greece and abroad. In 2010 he presented the music / art project “Horror & Romance on Another Planet”, a music collection that was released in 1,700 numbered copies with 18 original songs by Greek and foreign musicians, inspired by his solo exhibition of the same name (www.horrorandromance.com). He has created album covers for Pavlos Pavlidis, Piney Gir, Bobby Conn, Krista Muir, Interstellar Overdrive, Sigmatropic, Phoebus Delivorias and Christos Leontis, as well as book covers, posters for concerts, theatrical performances and movies.
Miltos Golemas was born in Athens in 1967. He studied at the Athens School of Fine Arts under the teaching of Panagiotis Tetsis in painting. His works are to be found in the National Gallery, in Museums and in private collections in Greece and abroad. His works have also been presented in several group exhibitions as well as other cultural productions. He lives and works in Athens. Personal Exhibitions: 2017 Under Construction, Zoumboulakis Galleries, Athens | 2011 Beneath the sky, Zoumboulakis Galleries, Athens | 2008 Land of Rust and Saltiness Gallery Metamorfosis, Thessaloniki | 2006 Floating Docks, Zoumboulakis Galleries, Athens