This Saturday’s Salon Night will feature poetry and music inspired by Greece. In the gallery, the photos of “Vintage Greece” by Audrey Gottlieb of York will set the stage for poet professor Mary Snell and musician Carol Coronis.
Salon Night runs from 7 to 9 p.m. July 31st at The Red Door Pottery Studio at 44 Government St., Maine.
Traditional Greek dishes such as baklava will be served and 20% of all sales in the gallery and donations will be collected for the Hellenic Society of Maine.
Mary Snell is a poet and freelance writer who is heavily involved in the culture and people of Greece. She developed the Hellenic Initiatives program, which collaborates with the community based Hellenic Society of Maine, a non-profit organization that promotes Hellenic culture through classes in Modern Greek and Greek dances, lectures, concerts, a film series, and other special events.
Music will be performed by Carol Coronis. Her Greek repertoire offers a great range of vocals. She can sing from old traditional songs to very modern pop songs, playing her instrument the cittern; an instrument that evolved from a Greek bouzouki via Irish traditional musicians. Since 2001 Coronis’ music has been a local staple playing both Celtic and Greek music at the Press Room, Portsmouth Music Hall, The Cider Shed, Market Square Day, Nottingham Day, Somersworth Children’s Festival and at Café Nostimo in Portsmouth.
Coronis hosts two radio shows on WUNH radio (91.3 FM) Aegean Connection music from Greece and Turkey and The Ceili Show. She has been a member of the Traditional Arts Roster since 2004. Currently Coronis is putting the finishing touches on her first CD of Greek music recorded at Thundering Sky Studios.