Hellenic Happenings from Coast-to-Coast

The National Herald takes a look at events in the Greek-American community around the country, from Florida to Georgia to Illinois.

ORLANDO, FL – Art photographer JOSH GARRICK’s “Timeless: Past, Present, Future” opened in Orlando earlier this month. His installation is the debut exhibit at Orlando’s Henao Contemporary Center. Garrick works with JOSE HENAO, curator and founder of the Henao Contemporary Center, the Orlando Sentinel reported.

Garrick produced the images during his travels in Athens and other parts of Greece. “He’s riding a wave. With his art he has done amazing things. It’s really an honor to work with him,” said Henao. In 2013, Garrick became the first American in the 125-year history of the National Archeological Museum of Greece to exhibit at the Athens institution, an accomplishment that won him critical raves and spurred the subsequent high-profile tours, says the Sentinel. “I feel like I have earned a footnote in history. Even when I say it, I can hardly believe it, says Garrick.” Garrick prints his images on Aluminum, using light and shadows to emphasize the works. Garrick’s work was so popular in Athens, it was scheduled for an extended viewing. Shortly thereafter, the exhibit moved to Turkey, Belgium, and New York.

ATLANTA, GA – The LYKION TON ELLINIDON, a nonprofit education and cultural organization is organizing the “BEST OF THE NYC GREEK FILM FESTIVAL IN ATLANTA,” “Best of the NYC Greek Film Festival In Atlanta.”

The Lykion is dedicated to preserving Hellenic traditions and culture. For only three days, seven filmmakers from the NYC GREEK FILM FESTIVAL will have their movies screened at the EMORY UNIVERSITY.

Opening the festival is ALEXANDRA ANTHONY’S documentary LOST IN THE BEWILDERNESS. It’s a story about a boy’s reconnection with his family and Greek roots after he was kidnapped and taken out of the country at age 5, then found and returned more than a decade later, says the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

CHICAGO, IL – Greek-American Emmy Award-Winning producer CATHY VLAHOGIANNIS took her talents to radio by being part of MANCOW’S MORNING MADHOUSE, headed by ERIC “MANCOW” MULLER. Known as CATHY THE GREEK, Vlahogiannis appears on the show with Muller, who was once slotted to become the next great “shock jock” after HOWARD STERN, who defined the genre, moved from free radio to satellite radio.

As she told Status Chicago in an interview, she was interested in working in television from a very young age. “She grew up watching ABC 7 and could not wait to watch the 10 o’clock news,” Status wrote. “When she was a little girl she would watch Friday Night Videos and pretend she was a VJ, introducing each song. To do her homework, she would sit on the bed, in front of the mirror in her parents’ room and host The Homework Show.”

She is a cohost and producer of the Mancow show, and her Emmys were while working for an ABC affiliate. She has been nominated for 17 Emmys.




LONDON - Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis had a meeting with Greeks of the diaspora while in London on Wednesday, during which he highlighted the options that Greeks living abroad now have to vote in Greek elections from their place of residence, as well as his government's emphasis on reforms.

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ATHENS – A major snow storm that had been predicted for days still caught residents in Greece offguard and the New Democracy government scrambling for answers as to why motorists were stuck for hours on major roads.


US Congress represenatives Gus Bilirakis of Florida and Nicole Malliotakis of New York – both Republicans – assailed President Joe Biden's administration for no longer supporting the EastMed pipeline project by Greece, Cyprus and Israel.


WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, NY – In the presence of distinguished guests, the vasilopita was cut by the Federation of Greek American Educators in the community hall at St Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church in Washington Heights on January 23.


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