Eight renowned Chicago designers presented their own exquisite collections at the Tapestry Fashion Show and Student Design Competition. One-of-a-kind garments created with traditional Ghanaian textiles were displayed. Emerging designers from Chicago’s top University design programs competed to win a trip to Accra.
The Accra Committee hosted ‘Afrodisiac”, a night of dancing to African DJs to help fundraise for future initiatives.
Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago featured “The European and Greek Film Festivals,” which was coordinated by the Athens Committee.
Two art exhibits “Reflections of Hellenic Art” by artist Ninon Marinos and “Olympic Heroes and Gods” by artist Erika Spyropoulos were put on display at the Chicago Cultural Center from June 22-25, 2004. The art pieces were sponsored by the Athens Committee.
The Schopf Gallery displayed the “Ekecheiria” art exhibit with sponsorship from the Athens Committee.
The Committee sponsored a panel discussion on “Hellenism and Christianity” at the Chicago Cultural Center.
The Athens Committee co-sponsored the 6th Annual Culinary and Hospitality Showcase Dinner.
“Night of Ananse: Exploring the Web of Ghanaian Cultures” featured storytelling, kente cloth demonstrations, background information on the Ananse project, a spiritual journey performance, and a silent auction and raffle.
Chicago Cultural Center hosted the “Art of Gold – Past and Present” Exhibit. The exhibit displayed exact museum copies of classical Greek and Byzantine gold jewelry and contemporary creations.
The Accra Committee of CSCI held a benefit at HotHouse to raise funds for committee projects