Thursday, May 5, 2011

The Runners - by Theodoros Papagiannis [Fundraising at the Rosewood Banquets]

Professor Theodoros Papagiannis, sculptor of "The Runners" with Mr. Demetrios Kozonis, Chairman of Athens Committee [Chicago Sister Cities International]

"The Runners" is almost complete. It's a gift to the City of Chicago by the Chicago–Athens Sister City Committee, in collaboration with the City of Chicago and Gateway Green Organization. This Friday, April 29, a fundraising event was organized by the Chicago–Athens Sister City Committee at Rosewood Banquests, and the event was, as expected, very successful!! Very well organized, beautifully executed and Yes, lots of fund-raising indeed! Here are some images from the day!

Father Nick Nikokavouras and Archbishop Demetrios of Mokissos..

Everyone stood up for the Invocation..

Prof. Theodoros Papagiannis with his wife Mrs. Sini Papagiannis and son Nicholas Papagiannis.

Mr. Tom Diamond [Greek American Restaurant Association], Mr. Leroy Allala, [Executive Director of Chicago Sister Cities International Program], Mr. Demetrios Kozonis [Chairman of the Athens Committee], Mr. Chris Tomaras, Mr. Angelo Loukas, Mr. Ted Spyropoulos..

Mr. Thanasi Economou, Ms. Ioanna Efthimiadou, the Honorable Consul General of Greece in Chicago, Prof. Theodoros Papagiannis, Mr. Demetrios Kozonis

Mr. Chris Gent [Program Manager for the Department of Public Art], Mr. Emad Murrar, Prof. Theodoros Papagiannis, Mr. Leroy Allala, Maria Rodriguez, [Chicago Sister Cities International Program]..

The Greek–American journalist, Sotiris Rekoumis with his wife Mrs. Paula Rekoumis. Mr. Rekoumis chaired the event.

Vickie Kozonis and Maria Kozonis..

Mr. Demetrios Kozonis, Vickie Kozonis, Maria Kozonis, Mrs. Chrisoula Kozonis, Mrs Sini Papagiannis, Prof. Theodoros Papagiannis, Georgia Kozonis, Loukas Kozonis, Nicholas Papagiannis.

Rosewood Banquets.. and my seat is the empty chair in the image below..

# The Runners by Theodoros Papagiannis [Installation: A Pictorial Documentation]..
# The Runners - by Theodoros Papagiannis [Attention to details]..
# The Windy City will soon have a new symbol, "The Runners", by Theodoros Papagiannis..
# The Runners - by Theodoros Papagiannis [Finishing touches at Duroweld Co. Inc.]...
# International Sculpture Program of Chicago Gateway Green Project..

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