November 14, 2011

Greek night at the Walters

Gregory C. Pappas, Hellenic Students Association President George Petrocheilos and Nick Tsakalos. Photo: Lauren Preller

The Johns Hopkins Hellenic Students Association and the Walters Art Museum last week co-hosted a presentation of the museum’s Lost & Found: The Secrets of Archimedes exhibit for an intimate gathering of members of the city’s Greek community and out-of-town guests.

Among the 70 attendees were U.S. Rep. John Sarbanes; Gregory C. Pappas, president of the Greek America Foundation, from Chicago; Nick Tsakalos, co-owner of H&S Bakery; Aris Melissaratos, senior adviser to the president of Johns Hopkins and former Maryland secretary of business and economic development; Paul Kotrotsios, president of the Hellenic American National Council, from Pennsylvania; Chrys P. Kefalas, former deputy legal counsel of the state of Maryland; and Jason Filippou, executive director of the Greektown Community Development Corp.

The evening—which included a talk by curator William Noel, a tour of the exhibition and a reception—was the result of extensive outreach efforts by George Petrocheilos, president of the Hellenic Students Association. Petrocheilos co-hosted the event with Anna Z. Pappas, a longtime patron of the Walters.