CULTURE

Works inspired by authorPenelope Delta on show

About 150 artists are participating in the group exhibition «Once Upon a Time there was Penelope Delta,» which will open at Athens College tomorrow. The initiative for the exhibition, which was curated by Iris Kritikou, was carried out by the Parents’ Association of Athens College’s Scholarship Fund. The Bafaloukos family are the sponsors. The works that will go on display are all inspired by the life, the work and the personality of Penelope Delta, a woman who stood by the founders of Athens College: her father, Emmanouil Benakis, and her husband, Stefanos Delta. The exhibition will support the school’s scholarship program, an institution created by Stefanos and Penelope Delta which «remains fundamental in our school’s philosophy,» according to the association’s president, Anastassia Papachelas-Stoupathis. Minister of Culture Giorgos Voulgarakis will open the exhibition, which coincides with Athens College’s 80-year anniversary. At a recent event, the president of the Greek-American educational institution and great-grandson of Penelope Delta, Alexandros Samaras, talked about the school’s history and mentioned the very important people who taught there over the years, such as Karolos Koun, Fotis Kontoglou and others. Its alumni include the likes of Alexis Solomos, Dimitris Horn, Minos Argyrakis, Dimitris Nollas, Yiannis Houvardas, Alexandros Mylonas, Alexis Bistikas, Christos Homenidis, Constantinos Markoulakis and many others. 15 Stefanou Delta, Palaio Psychico, tel 210.6798100.