Painting Group with Meera at Tao’s Center, Paros, Greece


Meera Hashimoto, an international artist who leads art therapy workshops all over the world is coming back to Paros to give her unique Osho Painting training at Taos center 18.5-23.5.13



The workshop sessions are all directed to free the creative force in each of us, our ability for self expression with no emotional barriers or self-criticism. This process is actually a practice of meditation through color on paper, to the point when you just paint, naturally and freely, expressing yourself on a canvas and awakening your ability to simply be who you are.


The creative process in this workshop is supported by the comfortable intimate facilities of Tao’s center and the beautiful surroundings of Paros island, heart of the cyclades, Greece.



Photo album from Meera’s last workshop at Tao’s June 2012



Athena Perantinou and Arts Culture Europe are presenting the 3rd edition of the International Jazz Academy and Festival to be held in the wonderful setting of the traditional village of Lefkes on Paros, from July 19 to July 26, 2013.

The organization of the event is a collaboration between Athena Perantinou the co-founder and Director of Paros Jazz Academy and Jazz in Paros Festival and Marc Buronfosse, musician / teacher at the Paris National Conservatory of Region - artistic director of the Paros Jazz Academy & Festival and Arts Culture Europe, a nonprofit organization for the promotion of music and arts in Europe.

The Paros Jazz Academy consists of a team of experienced teachers and artists all with international backgrounds that will be sharing their knowledge and passion for music with students from around the world.

The duration of the academy is five intensive days of jazz lessons and is catering for the needs of musicians and singers with some experience in the genre, who would like to deepen their knowledge and understanding of Jazz, as well as improve their technical aptitude and skills under the guidance of professional musicians and experienced teachers.

Daily lessons will include seminars on the use of musical instruments (electric and acoustic basssaxophonepiano, trumpet, harp and drums), vocal lessonsgroup and workshop sessions.

The Academy provides a holistic approach to music, therefore every morning in open air, an hour is dedicated to Qi Gong, a warm up in the style of the Shaolin monks from South China, to strengthen the muscles of the body with relaxation of the ligaments which is also associated to working on concentration.

All students have the opportunity also to practice in Jam sessions, organized in the evenings at the Albatross Hotel.

If you want to take part in the Jazz Academy you can obtain an application form by visiting our website, where you will also find information on the cost of the program.

The Jazz in Paros Festival will take place at the same time from July 20 – 26. Admission to concerts is free for the PJA students. Program (to be confirmed) at

For further information contact Athena Perantinou tel: 0030 6934338578, or Marc Buronfosse, artistic director of the Academy and Festival, e-mail: