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Weaving Community: A Presentation of the UCLA SNF Center’s Work in Greece and Los Angeles by Sharon Gerstel

September 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Huffington Center at Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 1324 S. Normandie Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90006 United States
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Geraki Kilim

Weaving Community: A Presentation of the UCLA SNF Center’s Work in Greece and Los Angeles

Lecture by

Professor Sharon Gerstel
University of California, Los Angeles

Director, UCLA SNF Hellenic Center

September 29, 2024

2:00 PM

Huffington Center,
St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral

This event is co-sponsored by the Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral.

Please join us for an illustrated lecture by Professor Sharon Gerstel, Director of the UCLA SNF Hellenic Center and George P. Kolovos Family Centennial Term Chair in Hellenic Studies, who will discuss the work of the Center in Los Angeles and Greece, focusing especially on a large-scale, multi-year project about weaving in the village of Geraki, Lakonia. This project forms the basis of an upcoming exhibition at the Benaki Museum and a comprehensive catalog in both Greek and English. In an open and wide-ranging discussion, Professor Gerstel will also present upcoming programming for the Center and discuss the Center’s mission and plans for the future. Joining Professor Gerstel will be Mrs. Chrysoula Stamatopoulou, lead weaving instructor in Geraki, who will also discuss the village’s weaving tradition, which began in the ancient period and is still active today. Mrs. Stamatopoulou will demonstrate weaving on the horizontal loom for those attending. Accompanying this event will be an exhibition of family heirlooms by the Greek Heritage Society.

Please join us for an exciting lecture, a weaving demo, an exhibition of works of our grandmothers, a walk through history, a glimpse into the future, and even a savory bite to eat.

This event, held under the auspices of the Consulate General of Greece in Los Angeles, will be introduced by Consul General Christina Valassopoulou.

Details

Date:
September 29
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Organizers

Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral
UCLA Stavros Niarchos Center for the Study of Hellenic Culture Initiative

Venue

Huffington Center at Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral
1324 S. Normandie Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90006 United States
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Phone
323-737-2424
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