04 May GREEK ARTIST APOSTOL HOSTED AT THE ALLURE SALES GALLERY FOR AN EXCLUSIVE MEET-AND-GREET ORGANIZED BY THE ALDO CASTILLO GALLERY
ALLURE, the new, luxury, riverfront condominium tower to be developed in the charming Historic Fort Myers River District, recently hosted an exclusive “Meet-and-Greet” event for Greek artist Apostol. The special reception was a collaboration between the Aldo Castillo Gallery and Dwayne Bergmann Interiors and was hosted at the beautiful ALLURE sales gallery, designed by Bergmann and featuring works by Apostol, courtesy of the Aldo Castillo Gallery.
In addition to meeting Apostol, guests enjoyed refreshments and toured the beautiful sales gallery, which features beautifully-designed vignettes of a kitchen, living room and dining room. The model showcases the enviable features of the luxury residences including porcelain flooring, natural gas, five-burner cooktop, double oven, quartz countertops and floor-to-ceiling windows, affording residents breathtaking views of the expansive, glistening, Caloosahatchee River.
Designed as a beautiful urban enclave, ALLURE will house 292 luxury condominium residences in two, 32-story towers. The sales gallery is located on the first floor of the Fort Myers City Pier building at 1300 Hendry Street. To learn more about ALLURE, call (239) 500-JAXI (5294) or visit the sales gallery. Online at www.allureluxurycondominiums.com.
Apostolos Nikolakopoulos, who signs his work simply “Apostol”, is a well-established artist from Greece. Apostol’s works are in private collections in homes from around the world, including a recent purchase by Madonna.
Working with the ancient lost-wax casting process, Apostol, creates molds for bronze sculptures that range from less than two feet to over twelve feet in height in his Athens foundry. His bronze castings, using the lost-wax process are enhanced with variations of glass, aluminum and silver.
He is known for perfecting the technique of large bronze casting, adding then glass and also inserting the crystal pieces into the crevices of his sculptures creating a vibrant refraction between the metal and glass.
Apostol’s art is contemporary, unconventional and filled with meaning and purpose beyond the aesthetic result that just pleases the eye. Each piece is an original creation. When asked about the source of his creativity, Apostol says: “The best ideas come to me when I am not intentionally thinking about what my next work will look like.” Apostol is represented in the United States by the Aldo Castillo Gallery.
About the Aldo Castillo Gallery
The Aldo Castillo Gallery, established in Chicago in 1993 and is one of the leading art galleries on the international art scene. In 2011 the gallery relocated from Chicago to the Miromar Design Center in Southwest Florida pioneering modern and contemporary art for private collectors, museum collections and design professionals. With curatorial experience spanning more than 30 years, Aldo Castillo is recognized as a leading authority of modern and contemporary art. For more information visit www.aldocastillogallery.com
About Dwayne Bergmann
Inspired and stimulated by art, nature and the visual curiosities of both the everyday and the extraordinary, Dwayne Bergmann has been expressing his artistic side in home design for the past decade, breathing new life into outdated spaces. The firm works with design/build clients across Southwest Florida and is being sought out as a passionate option and problem solver in finding creative solutions to improve and impact one’s quality of life and work. For more information, call 239-344-7455 or www.DwayneBergmann.com.