***** Peter Trippi, director of the Dahesh Museum of Art, and Susan Taylor, director of the Princeton University Art Museum, will hold a cocktail reception on Wednesday, June 29, 2005, from 6pm to 8pm, to introduce the October 2005 exhibition “The Legacy of Homer: Four Centuries of Art from the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris”. At the home of the Consul General of Greece, Catherine Boura, 69 East 79th Street, New York.
This unprecedented exhibition of rarely seen art from this legendary collection explores the enduring fascination with the Greek poet Homer through the tradition of French painting and sculpture.
For additional information about The Legacy of Homer, please contact:
Johanna Goldfeld / Mary Haus
Resnicow Schroeder Associates
(212) 671-5177 / (860) 679-9204
firstname.lastname@example.org / mhaus@resnicowschroeder.
**** Elektra Kurtis and Ensemble Elektra, with guest flamenco dancer Barbara Martinez present the music of the new CD “AFROdite’s Smile” (now available at Tower Lincoln Center and CDBaby.com). Friday, June 24, 2005, from 8- 9:30pm, at Alwan For the Arts
Musicians: Elektra Kurtis – violin, Lefteris Bournias – clarinet, Spiros Exaras – guitar, Panayotis Andreou- el. Bass, Newman Baker- drums
Elektra Kurtis is a violinist and composer of Greek origin, leader of Ensemble Elektra. Now a resident of New York City, she has also lived in Poland, Greece and Finland. Elektra has performed with such notable artists as Lester Bowie, Gerry Mulligan, Paquito d’Rivera, Lionel Hampton, Max Roach, Ray Barreto, Simon Shaheen and Israel “Cachao” Lopez. She has also worked with contemporary composers such as Anthony Davis, John Zorn, Henry Threadgill and Craig Harris. In 1997 she has recorded with Steve Coleman. Her CDs “The Book of Time”(2000) and “AFROdite’s Smile”(2005) were released on Milo Records.
In her compositions, Elektra fuses elements of contemporary Jazz and New York’s uptown neighborhood sounds with Greek and Middle Eastern rhythms and modes, creating a unique musical genre. Celebrating musical traditions of her cultural heritage, Elektra’s music reflects the universal elements of the contemporary world.
Ensemble Elektra under the leadership of violinist and composer, Elektra Kurtis, consists of some of the most innovative musicians of New York City’s various ethnic groups
ALWAN FOR THE ARTS is located at 16 Beaver Street, 4th Floor New York, NY 10004. Please contact: 212 967 4318 mailto:email@example.com
**** Assemblyman Michael Gianaris and Council Member Peter F. Vallone Jr. expressed opposition regarding the possible installation of bubbles over the Tennis Courts at Astoria Park. Vallone said that “after serious concerns were brought to me about the possible removal of trees, noisy 24 hour generators and aesthetic issues regarding the bubbles themselves, I have decided that this project should not move forward”.
**** Greek Americans for Corzine will hold a fund raiser reception for the gubernatorial democratic candidate, Senator Jon Corzine, with Special Guest Senator Paul Sarbanes.
On Sunday, June 26, 2005, from 2:00-3:30 pm. The Pines Manor, 2085 Route 27, Edison, NJ 08817. Suggested contribution, $500 & $250. Contributions Payable to: Corzine for Governor. To RSVP or for additional information, please call: Emily Hellstrom at 973-634-0500.
Chairs: Stavros Antonakakis, John Catsimatidis, Vassos Chrisanthou, Zenon Christodoulou, Philip Christopher, Antoni Dennis Mehiel, Nick Mouyaris, Panicos Papanicolaou, Elia Pelios, John E. Sakellaris.
Mario Afram • Bill Balis • Helena Balis
Vassos Chrysanthou • Vivian Demas • Chris Fifis
George Horiates • Antonios Kaiafas, M.D. • Jim Kapsis • John Kostakopoulos
Peter Kakoyiannis • Peter Lazaropoulos • Maria Makropoulos
Kyriakos Pagonis • Elia Pelios • Pete Pentakis • Pericles Petsanas
Nicholas Poulis • Stacy Sava • Panos Stavrinides
Michael Symeonides • John Triandos • Evellyn Tsiades • Nicholas Tsingas
Mike Tzezairlidis • Dean Vlasides • Jordan Yuelys