Archive for July, 2019

Βαγγελία Δημοπούλου

July 21, 2019  |  Deaths  |  Comments Off on Βαγγελία Δημοπούλου

Πέθαναν στην Κύπρο, όπου εζούσαν τελευταία η Βαγγελία Δημοπούλου-Φίλη καθώς κι’ ο σύζυγός της Χριστόδουλος Φίλης.

Ιωάννα Δημοπούλου

July 21, 2019  |  Deaths  |  Comments Off on Ιωάννα Δημοπούλου

Πέθανε στην Νέα Υόρκη, η Ιωάννα Δημοπούλου, σύζυγος του Χρίστου Δημόπουλου. Πέθανε στην Νέα Υόρκη, η Ιωάννα Δημοπούλου, σύζυγος του Χρίστου Δημόπουλου.

HOTEL VASSARA

July 13, 2019  |  Events, GreekEvents  |  Comments Off on HOTEL VASSARA

Με μεγάλη μας χαρά και ικανοποίηση πληροφορηθήκαμε την δημιουργία και λειτουργία ξενώνα στο Βασσαρά από την δραστήρια και προοδευτική πατριώτησα Μαίρη Σγουρίτσα.

΄Οπως είναι γνώστόν, η Μαίρη αγόρασε το σπίτι του αειμνήστου πρωτο- μάστορα του χωριού Γρηγόρη  Σταυροπούλου και μετά από από τις κατάλληλες μετατροπές, μεταρυθμήσεις και διακοσμήσεις, δημιούργησε ένα χώρο ξεκούρασης, χαλάρωσης και απόλαυσης της φυσικής ομορφιάς σε πολύ προσιτές τιμές.

Είναι μιά απόφαση τολμηρή, μιά απόφαση που για χρόνια περίμενε το χωριό μας και κάθε έπαινος, κάθε μπράβο και κάθε υποστήριξη αξίζουν στη αειθαλή και άξια μιμήσεως σε άλλους τομείς, Μαίρη.

Μπράβο και καλές δουλειές.

Κατωτέρω βλέπετε φωτογραφίες του μικρού αυτού ξενώνα.

Vassara Survey 2019

July 9, 2019  |  Events, GreekEvents  |  Comments Off on Vassara Survey 2019

Greetings from the Vassara Society of Boston!

Thank you to those of you who completed the survey for your valuable feedback!

If you have not already done so, please take a moment to complete the following survey (linked here) and forward it to as many Vassaraoi you know -friends, relatives, children and grandchildren (even if they’re not living in the Boston area). It should only take you 3-5 minutes to complete.
If there is a family member who needs help filling out this survey in Greek, please assist with translating and complete a second survey with his/her information.  

Don’t forget to like us on Facebook and Twitter, too!

A warm thank you to you all.  
Blessings,
The Vassara Society

Γνωρίζετε ότι έχουν περάσει πάνω από 100 χρόνια από τότε που οι πρώτοι ήρωες του Βασσαρά  ταξίδευαν στον Ατλαντικό για μια νέα ζωή στην «Αθήνα της Αμερικής»; Ο σύλλογος του Βασσαρά Βοστώνης εξακολουθεί να παραμένει, αλλά χρειάζεται τη δική σας συμμετοχή. Αφιερώστε λίγο χρόνο για να ολοκληρώσετε την επόμενη έρευνα και να την προωθήσετε σε όσους γνωρίζετε – φίλους, συγγενείς, παιδιά και εγγόνια (ακόμη και αν δεν ζουν στην περιοχή της Βοστώνης).

Εάν χρειάζεστε κάποια βοήθεια με τη μετάφραση με αυτήν την έρευνα στα ελληνικά, παρακαλούμε να την ολοκληρώσετε με την βοήθεια κάποιου μέλος της οικογένειας και συμπληρώσετε την μαζί.
Μην ξεχάσετε να μας κάνετε like και στο Facebook και στο Twitter !  

Wellesley Society of Artists

July 2, 2019  |  Events, GreekEvents  |  Comments Off on Wellesley Society of Artists

June Artist of the Month – Meet Vasilia Laskaris
Originally published on Wellesley Society of Artists

Artist Vasilia Laskaris’ years of drawing and painting are inextricably bound to her love of family, friends, acquaintances and the dwellings and landscapes they adore. Growing up she was inspired by her father who was a mural painter,  and began her studies at Mundelein College, now Loyola University of Chicago. She recalls, ” a teacher there told me to keep on painting,” and that she did.  She completed her post-graduate work at the Art Institute of Chicago and became certified as an Art Specialist.

Vasilia married and moved to Needham, where she and her husband raised three girls. As they grew up, she began her fifteen-year teaching career in the Boston and Needham Public Schools, encouraging youth to value art. During this time she “kept on painting and drawing”, just as her teacher had instructed.  Vasilia moves easily between several mediums including pastels, oil, watercolor, acrylic and charcoal. Her choice of medium is dependent on subject matter and mood, although she has a particular fondness of portraiture. She has kept busy throughout her life with commissioned portraiture of all ages.

The Laskaris family has a second home in Greece, where both the people and the landscape are among Vasilia’s favorite subjects. I looked at a painting which really touched me as it reminded me of my grandmother. She recalled, “A woman bought that painting because it reminded her of her own grandmother.” She is keenly adept at capturing familiar archetypes, as well as individual nuances and personality. One of her favorite paintings of a family friend (seen below) is an example of Vasilia’s love and skill in the area of portraiture. 

In addition to being an exhibiting member of the Wellesley Society of Artists, she is also a member of the Needham Art Association, and a former “Copley Artist” as a member of the prestigious Copley Society of Boston. Laskaris has exhibited and received many awards for her work.  She has had sixteen one-woman shows and has portraits and paintings in private collections throughout the United States, Canada, South America and Europe. The homes of her three daughters are galleries of her beloved works including self-portraits and portraits of her husband, children and grandchildren.

Source:
https://www.wellesleysocietyofartists.org/june-artist-of-the-month-meet-vasilia-laskaris/