NEW YORK—The Metropolitan Museum of Art is pleased to present Lucas Samaras: Offerings from a Restless Soul features over 60 works drawn from The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s rich collection of the highly idiosyncratic body of work made by Samaras. The Metropolitan Museum’s installation, which runs Feb. 24 through June 1 includes a new gift of 17 objects that range from Samaras’ abstract work of the 1960s to his recent digitally based pieces. Designed with the input of the artist, the installation will be installed in both the north and south mezzanine galleries in the Lila Acheson Wallace Wing for modern and contemporary art.
The National Hellenic Museum (NHM) announces Dr. Michael J. Bakalis who will offer the following presentation: Imagining Your Family: The Story Behind Michael Bakalis' Novel, In Search of Yannelli on Sunday, February 9, from 3 to 5pm; Doors open at 2:30pm. This presentation is free. Bakalis will present the real and historical events which prompted him to write the novel in which he seeks answers to questions he should have asked about his father's life. The session will be an interactive one with the audience to stimulate their own thinking about questions they have about their families. RSVP at www.nationalhellenicmuseum.org
The Greek Women’s University Club National Music Competition will be held on Sunday, March 30at 2:00 P.M. in the Alice Millar Chapel at Northwestern University, 1870 Sheridan Road (corner of Sheridan Rd and Chicago Ave.) in Evanston. The event will be the 26th annual music competition hosted by the GWUC. Musical performers and composers of Greek heritage between the ages of 20 and 29 are eligible to compete. A $1000 award(s) will be presented to the winner(s) at a reception immediately following the competition.
Community Invited to Greektown Funder for Governor Quinn and Running Mate Paul Vallas on February 10thWritten by Staff
The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with a welcome reception with Blackstone, who recently debuted his newest novel and wine-centric love story, Vintage Attraction. Designed to transport guests to the islands of Greece - and inspired by the beautiful scenes described in Vintage Attraction - a three-course dinner featuring Greek fare by Taxim Owner/Chef David Schneider and wine pairings from the region will follow at 7 p.m. All guests will receive a signed copy of Vintage Attraction as well as the opportunity to learn about the wines served throughout the evening.
Reservations to Acropolis Now! are available for $65 per person, (includes copy of book and dinner with pairings) and by calling Taxim at (773) 252-1558.
About Vintage Attraction
Before Peter Hapworth meets Izzy, he knows the difference between Pinot Noir and peanut butter, but that's about it. Lonely and frustrated with his academic career-as well as with dating-his life takes a sudden turn one night when he turns on the television. He's transfixed by the woman staring back at him, a glass of wine swirling delicately in her hand: Isabelle Conway, one of the preeminent sommeliers in the world. There's something about her. Somehow, he feels like he already knows her.
On a whim, he pitches himself as a guest on her popular TV show, and the two embark on a whirlwind courtship. But relationships require a delicate balance of nurturing and trust, much like winemaking. Hapworth and Izzy must navigate the complex mysteries of wine-and the heart-from glamorous social events and domestic tribulations in Chicago to the vineyards and rocky bluffs of Santorini in Greece.
Vintage Attraction is now available for purchase in bookstores and online nationwide.
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Taxim, located at 1558 N. Milwaukee Avenue in Chicago Wicker Park neighborhood, features regional Greek cuisine and wine from the mountains, the islands, the cities and the villages of greater Greece. For reservations or more information, call (773) 252-1558 or visitwww.taximchicago.com.
Nicosia—Artist Vartan Tashdjian, who enjoyed successful solo exhibitions in Los Angeles and Nicosia in October and November, respectively, is featured in a euronews le mag segment, “Celebrating contemporary art in Cyprus.”
Community Invited to Greektown Funder for Governor Quinn and Running Mate Paul Vallas on February 10Written by Guest
On December 30, Dr. Katsikas and his students were invited to meet with of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr. Ioannis Kasoulidis. The one-and-a-half hour meeting including a briefing by the minister about the most recent developments on the progress of negotiations for unification of the island, future economic prospects for Cyprus and the region, especially after the discovery of huge oil and gas reserves southwest of the island, problems of regional security in the wider region of the Middle East, and more. Mr Kasoulidis then took questions from the students. "He stated that he was impressed by the quality of education that our students are receiving and said that we should be very proud of them," shared Dr. Katsikas.