As most are aware, Nashville has a strong connection with Greece. We have been called the Athens of the South and we have a full replica of the Parthenon and Athena in our backyard. In addition, Borderless Arts is a proud member of the Hellenic Institute of Cultural Diplomacy Nashville.
Recently, Greece has provided a replica of the Antikythera Mechanism for Nashville to view. This mechanism is the oldest known computer and was found off of the island of Antikythera. It is believed to have been used for astronomical purposes. Please learn more about this mechanism through this video:
The Teapot Diplomats of Borderless Arts TN are creating a piece of art to commemorate this mechanism which will be given as a gift to Greece. It will be accepted by the Office of the Prefecture of Samos. This office governs the group of islands in the North Aegean. Thanks to Christina Tsardoulias for her assistance in making these arrangements.
This project is being created under the artistic direction of Dee Kimbrell. Some of the Teapot Diplomats have begun work on this project, but it will be completed on April 2 at 10am at Trinity Lutheran Church – Gallatin TN. If you would like to assist with this art, please contact Borderless Arts.
The Teapot Diplomat program is supported by Mark and Niki Antonini.