Faculty


John Pack

John Pack

John Pack

John Pack has directed the Aegean Center since 1984 where he also teaches digital photography. A ferociously proud autodidact he began his formal education in the arts in the Bay Area in the late sixties at the California College of Arts and Crafts. He very quickly became disillusioned with large school pedagogic methods and began his own bold educational journey. The seeds of what he considers is the idea of true education had been planted during his work with Leon Ginsburg and Ignacio Peri at Laney Experimental College in Oakland California in 1970.

After leaving the Bay Area John lived several years on the Navajo Indian Reservation in Arizona. Upon leaving the Navajo Nation he taught photography at the University of New Mexico-Gallup for almost three years. At U.N.M. he developed and directed his “Tour of Light” photographic workshops with which he brought UNM students to the U.K. to study, or in his words, “...have 15 days of influence...”, with select British and Scottish photographers. He came to Greece and the Aegean School from UNM. Also a two time scholarship recipient with Ansel Adams, it was during this time he began further refining his own philosophy and approach for a small group Socratic/mentor based educational program in the arts.

He has taught master classes in fine printing at two schools in Athens, Photo Kyklos and Focus. He has exhibited widely and his work is held in museums and private collections world wide, including: Museum of Man, San Diego, California, Museum of Northern Arizona, Wheelwright Museum of Santa Fe, New Mexico, Heard Museum, Phoenix, Arizona, Navajo Tribal Museum, Chase Art - New York City, New York Public Library, New York City, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., The Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, Delaware, Bibliothéque Nationale de France, Paris, Rivellis Collection, Athens, Greece. He has produced a book of photography in collaboration with British poet, Peter Abbs. His portfolio on the Navajo, with whom he lived in the late 70s, has become a classic. John most recently exhibited his photographs, The Greater Journey,  in Canterbury, England.

The Greater Journey Website


Jane Morris Pack

Head of studio arts at the Aegean Center for more than twenty years, Jane Pack is a painter, printmaker, and sculptor. Her BFA from is from Colorado State University and her MFA from the University of Illinois. She has had many solo and group shows in Europe and in the United States. She worked for several years in a fine arts foundry casting bronze and at a display company where she acquired experience in a multitude of materials. She is especially interested in traditional methods of oil painting and her abiding love is the art of the Renaissance and Greek vase painting. Jane's recent work of monoprints and paintings based on The Iliad was exhibited in two locations recently. A limited edition book was published which contains all of the images from her work on The Iliad.

 

 

Jane Morris Pack's Personal Website


Jeffrey Carson

Jeffrey Carson

Jeffrey Carson

Jeffrey Carson grew up in New York, where he was educated at Stuyvesant High School and New York University. He did his post-graduate work at Schiller International University. He has lived on the island of Paros since 1970, and has taught at the Aegean Center since 1974, teaching writing, literature, and art history. He lectures on Art History for ElderHostel, was the art book reviewer for many years for New York’s Art Information Report, and lectured on late Roman architecture at the Irish Institute of Classical Studies in Athens. He has published two books of poetry, two of translation (The Collected Poems of Odysseus Elytis from Johns Hopkins U. Press, 1997,) two of travel, and one of literary criticism. His chapbook, The Cow and the Lyre: Archilochos the Poet, was published by the Iowa International Writing Program in 2006. His articles, reviews, poems, translations, and essays have appeared in numerous periodicals. He has lectured at the Symposium on Mediterranean Literature in Malta, the International Symposium on Archilochos, and the Seminar on Odysseus Elytis in Rome. He has given poetry readings at Harvard, New York University, the Athens Center, The Muses’ Workshop on Spetses, and many other places.

Jeffrey Carson Poetry in Translation on Elytis


Jun-Pierre Shiozawa

Jun-Pierre Shiozawa

Jun-Pierre Shiozawa

Jun-Pierre Shiozawa received his Bachelor's of Fine Arts from the University of Minnesota with an emphasis in in painting.  During his studies he attended the Aegean Center for the Fine Arts where he studied with Jane Pack and Elizabeth Carson. He has had several solo and group exhibitions in the Unites States, Europe and Japan.  Jun-Pierre was given the Distinguished Artist Grant at the Art Student's League of New York where he stayed for one month as a resident artist. He recently spent a sabbatical in Ireland where was an artist in residence at both Cow House Studios and the Cill Rialaig Program. This spring will mark Jun-Pierre's eighth year teaching at the Aegean Center in the area of painting and drawing.

Jun-Pierre Shiozawa's Personal Website

 


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Euphrosyne Doxiadis

Euphrosyne Doxiadis an artist and writer. She was born in Athens and studied art in Salzburg, at the Cranbook Academy in Michigan, at the Slade School of Fine Arts and the Wimbledon School of Fine Arts in London. In 1995, she published a book on the Fayum portraits, titled The Mysterious Fayum Portraits: Faces from Ancient Egypt. The book received widespread critical acclaim.

She lives and works in Athens and Paros and Paris. She has been associated with the Aegean Center for over 12 years and lectures on the Fayum portraits, encaustic and on Rubens.

 

Euphrosyne Doxiadis' Book on the Fayum Portraits

 


Elizabeth Carson

Elizabeth Carson

Elizabeth Carson

Elizabeth Carson, Professor Emeritus, was born in New York and did her undergraduate work at New York University in cinema; she also studied photography with Joseph Breitenbach. She has lived on Paros for 42 years. She taught Photography and the History of Photography at the Aegean Center for the Fine Arts. She has had solo and group shows in Greece and Italy and her work is in many private collections. Her photographs have appeared in many periodicals, such as The Athenian, MondoGreco, The NY Times, and The Athens News, and in several books. In 1997 her portfolio on Paros’ great church, The Church of A Hundred Doors, was published by Enosis/Adam. She has published reviews and articles in Art Information Report, The Athenian, and Paros Life, and also writes for Fodor’s Greece. Her portfolio of photographs of Traditional Agricultural Work of Paros is currently on exhibition at the gallery of the Union of Agricultural Cooperatives.

 

Other people who have taught at the Aegean Center.

Cari Adams  Bookmaking

Larry Bach  Photography

Penny Bach   Painting, Drawing

Richard Chalfen    Photography

Jon Cone  Photography

David Day        Writing

Philip Drew Philosophy

Franklin Einspruch   Painting

Mary Ellen Fullman   Creative Writing

Annelise Grindheim Drama

Seamus Heffernan   Drawing

Dolores Krok (Poulis)      Administration

Daria Koskorou Administration

Yannies Kydoniefs   Ceramics

Nina Landau Photography

Doug Lang   Creative Writing

Nick Loukas    Painting

John D. C, Masters Photography

Gail Wetzel McAdoo Administration, Printmaking

Thomas McLaughlin Printmaking

Robert Moore   Drawing, Painting

Orfeas Munsey  Singing

Stephanie Nathan     Drama

Wynn Parks     Creative Writing

Nicky Pasterfield  Watercolor

Deborah Patterson  Painting

Fred Remington Painting

Carol Siven  Maskmaking

Robert Stallman      Music

Brett Taylor Director, Painting,

Pam Turner   Painting

Angelika Vaxevanidou   Mosaic

Alice Meyer Wallace Painting, Drawing

Murray Weiss     Photography

Andy Whipple  Director