Philadelphia – Feb 11 2016

Featuring  Premier Matchmaker Kristi D Price and International Psychic Mare Spencer


For those of us who are hopeless romantics, but hate Cupid and his stupid holiday, I decided to forego our traditional Valentine’s party in favor of some professional help.

Meet our featured guests:

Kristi D. Price, dating coach and elite matchmaker for PA, NJ, & NYC
Mare ( -A free 5 minute reading, your love prognosis by, international psychic and medium extraordinaire.

Cash bar
Drink specials and light hors d’oeuvres
Free 5-10 min psychic reading

Philadelphia – Jan 21 2016

EuroCircle Presents the Goddess Principles, a series of events for women only
Space is limited, for ladies only. (please LOGIN to get the ticket info)

Co-hostess: Valeria Khmelnitsy: Valeria was born in Kiev, Ukraine and immigrated with her family to Philadelphia in 1991. During the day, she is an IT Project Manager at PECO Energy and in her free time, when she has some, she enjoys travel, photography, museums, foreign films and good wine.

Our guest for the evening is Jane Berryman, the woman who is doing it all. Successful, ballsy, and unapologetically single, she is a journalist for Money magazine and London Bureau Chief for CNBC; former bond analyst for Thomson Reuters in London and Tokyo, and former chief economist at the Bancroft Group, a hedge fund based in Paris. She works in wealth management for Ameriprise, America’s oldest financial planning firm.

When she is not helping her female clients reach their financial goals, she can be found sipping champagne or margaritas on a secluded island no one has ever heard of.
That’s because Jane is an avid traveler who has circumnavigated the globe in search of fun, adventure and bliss. Having visited over 200 countries, she runs Travelers Century Club of Philadelphia and is a member of the prestigious Explorers Club.

But that’s not all, she recently purchased her dream home which is listed on Register of Historic Places, renovated and stocked it with an impressive collection of fine wines and port, and is busy plotting her next adventure.

As a special gift to our members, the evening will also feature international psychic, medium, and matchmaker Mare Spencer.
Tonight, Mare will be on hand to offer you a free 10 minute reading for 2016.

Dress code: Professional, Cocktail, dress like your inner Goddess
Cash bar and light hors d’oeuvres
Includes: Talk by Jane Berryman, free psychic reading by Mare Spencer, networking.

Once again, the Pyramid Club has generously offered to extend club membership to all Eurocircle members. For information and details, please ask at the front desk, or contact Sherry Kumar.
Be sure to login and get your ticket from the Event page only for EuroCircle members

NOTE: EuroCircle members can also login with their Facebook account, test it!
If you are not a member yet – but are an avid Facebook browser, create an account simply by using your facebook login from our SIGN UP page using “sign in with facebook” on the right side of the page. The site will ask you confirm if you want to use the name from FB, grabs your photo and also asks you to add your EuroCircle City (Philadelphia) and from what country you are from.


If you have FRIENDS who are European/Europhiles and not members yet at the website, but are at Facebook, tell them to take the following steps:
. Login at FB
2. Head over to to SIGN UP (REGISTER) – and choose to use Sign in with FB at Register page
3. The site will grab their name and photo from FB (name can be edited if you wish)
4. It will ask them what is their EuroCircle City (Philadelphia in this case) and From what country they are from..

Now you can login with your FB account AND sign up for events (and see who else has signed up)

EXISTING EuroCircle members – try login with your FB account as well, works for sure if you use the same email on both sites,

Philadelphia – Dec 02 2015

Space is limited, only 15 tickets available, for ladies only. (please LOGIN to get the ticket info)

Drinks and light hors d’oeuvres.

Dress code: Dress like your inner goddess, or the woman you aspire to be.

Join EuroCircle for an intimate gathering of Philadelphia’s most stylish women, in the city’s most exclusive atelier.

Designer Bela Shehu presents NINObrand, the coveted women’s line described as the fashion brand of the future, with an aesthetic both modern & classic.

Sherry Kumar of EuroCircle, presents the Goddess Principles Concept, defining what it means to be a Goddess in every aspect of a woman’s life, tonight, from the perspective of developing a personal brand.

Together, they will consider what it means to have a signature style, in a relaxed and playful way. We will sip champagne, mingle, and have an opportunity to try on styles that are ahead of the curve.

6:30 Champagne welcome

7:00 Doors Close

7:15 Talks by Bela Shehu & Sherry Kumar

followed by personal styling by Bela.

Please arrive early. Doors close by 7:00 pm.




Philadelphia – Nov 18 2015


Join EuroCircle as we kick off the fall season with two things we like best, wine and art.

Tonight, we will meet local artist Lorraine Glessner for a private reception. The evening starts with drinks and light hors d’oeuvres, and as the crowd gathers, Glessner will talk to us about her work, which encompasses sewn collages, sculptures and encaustic paintings.

Artist biography:

Lorraine Glessner’s love of surface, pattern, markmaking, image and landscape has led her to combine disparate materials and processes such as silk, wood, branding, rust, paper and more in her work. Lorraine is an Assistant Professor at Tyler School of Art, Temple University, a workshop instructor and an award-winning artist. She holds an MFA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University, a BS from Philadelphia University, and an AAS in Computer Graphics from Moore College of Art & Design. She has a diverse art background with skills that include painting, sculpture, graphic design, interior design, textile design, photography, digital imaging and much more. Among her most recent professional achievements is a Second Place award in Sculpture from Art of the State at the State Museum in Harrisburg, PA, a recently completed artist residency at Jentel Foundation and an acquisition by Kelsey-Seybold Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. Lorraine’s work has been exhibited locally and nationally in galleries, craft centers, schools, libraries, universities, and more. Like her work, Lorraine brings to her teaching a strong interdisciplinary approach, mixed with a balance of concept, process, history, experimentation, problem solving and discovery.

About Jed Williams Gallery: Recently named one of the top art galleries in Bella Vista and Queen Village by Philadelphia Magazine, Jed Williams Gallery is a unique art space owned and operated since 2010 by artist Jed Williams. JWG showcases up-and- coming and inspiring artists from the Philadelphia area. Artists featured are from all backgrounds including classically trained as well as self-taught outsider artists. The gallery shows a variety of thoughtful, cutting edge high quality works ranging from 2D, mixed media and painting, to video, installation and sculpture. 615 Bainbridge St. Philadelphia, PA. 


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Philadelphia – Oct 8 2015

Daniel Salau Rogei, Masai leader of Kenya, learned first hand about wild animals, nature, and the environment in his home in Olosho – Oibor. He is proud of his indigenous culture where the Masai are both hunters and stewards of big game in the local environment. He has struggled with limited access to clean water and food due to drought and marginalization, and has devoted his life to study and improve the living standards of his tribe, and the world around him.

Mr. Salau’s many interests include Indigenous Peoples’ Rights, Intellectual Property Rights, Biodiversity and Conservation. He visits the US as a guest of the Masai Cultural Exchange Project, and Delaware Valley University, Doylestown PA, where he will speak at an environmental symposium on October 14-16th, 2015.

Daniel Salau Rogei is a social scientist, who received his BA in Community Development from Daystar University in Nairobi, Kenya, and his Masters in Environmental Science and Climate Change from University of Nairobi. Mr. Salau is married and the father of two children. His family lives in the Olosho – Oibor village in the Rift Valley.

Advance Tickets are Required: $10 Members of Eurocircle/Geographical Society; $15 non-members For tickets call 610-649-5220. Cash bar.

Border Crossings is a joint collaboration between Eurocircle and the Geographical Society of Philadelphia. It aims to humanize people and places from around the world through substantive presentations and conversation with those intimate with the culture.

Philadelphia – Aug 19 2015

EuroCircle continues it’s summer festivities with it’s celebration of Power Cocktails 2015.

NOTE: Please bring a PRINTED ticket with you (FREE):

This is a night when all EuroCircle members  invite their friends, Europeans, and expats, to introduce them to our circle. This year, we have a new home at the beautiful Ritz Carlton, and we will gather in the main bar area for a night of cocktails, laughter, and style.

Our co-hosts:

YOANA KOLEVA, Bulgaria:  Yoana arrived in Philly in 2006, to pursue her graduate degree in accounting.  She currently works as a

tax associate in the Global Mobility Services practice at KPMG, and enjoys spending her free time traveling, exploring the city, and making new friends.

MARIJANA VUJKOVIC, Bosnia & Herzegovina: Marijana is a post-doctoral fellow in Bioinformatics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She finished her graduate studies in the Netherlands

NORA WIGAND, Germany:  In Philly since 2010, Nora has lived, studied, and worked in 5 countries: Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, Mexico, and USA.

Nora works in marketing for food and beverage packaging company SIG Combibloc.


Details:        We will gather around the long table, in the main bar lobby (left side).

Dress:          Stylish cocktail attire- we are European after all

Drinks:         Cash bar with drink specials. Ask for our signature cocktail, the Eurotini


Philadelphia – Jul 8 2015

Border Crossings is a collaboration between EuroCircle and the Geographical Society of Philadelphia. We aim to humanize people and places around the world through substantive presentations and conversations with those intimate with the cultures, in a casual setting with a cash bar.

As an American living in Dubai and conducting research on visual culture of the Middle East, Dr. Sabrina deTurk has had the opportunity to explore and reflect on those cultures in ways not possible as an occasional tourist to the region.
Dr. De Turk will shed light on the ”real“ Iran through photographs from her recent exhibit, “Iran Unveiled”, as well as compare and contrast her experiences as a woman living and working in both UAE and Iran. Learn about common misconceptions on life, perspectives, and attitudes that both cultures have towards the West.

Members, please LOG IN with your email and password to sign up and find more details. (if you are not a member yet, register below — it is FREE.)

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Philadelphia – May 13 2015

Border Crossings:  Syrian Cultural Heritage in the Crossfire: past, present, and continuity


$9 Members, $15 Non-Members


Border Crossings is a collaboration between EuroCircle and the Geographical Society of Philadelphia. We aim
to humanize people and places around the world through substantive presentations and conversations with those
intimate with the cultures, in a casual setting with a cash bar. So please grab a glass of wine, and enjoy our presentation.

Bio:  Salam Al Kuntar co-directs the Safeguarding the Heritage of Syria and Iraq Initiative, a project of the Penn Cultural Heritage Center, the Smithsonian Institute and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.  Until 2012, she served as the Deputy Director of the Department of Excavations and Archaeological Research in the Directorate General of Antiquities and Museums in Syria.  She received her BA from Damascus University, and her PhD in Archaeology from the University of Cambridge.

Marek Danielewski : Portrait of an Artist

Marek Danielewski was born in Warsaw, Poland. He moved to Sweden as a young child during the 1980s. After a short return to Poland, he came to the US around 1994 where he lived in Huntington Valley and later Philadelphia.

How was your art selected for the Natural Selection movie?

A friend of mine, a fellow artist, Danielle Payne, contacted me saying she was involved in this project, and that they needed artwork in their movie. So I sent over a few images to the film production designer, Eileen Dennehy. She came to my home, looked thru my inks and took about 8 pieces she felt worked best for the film.

What is Natural Selection about?

The movie is a drama, about a high school senior, the people around him, his influences- all this leads him to a horrible reaction to his circumstances. The purpose of the film is to bring attention to troubled “students” but not just them, the environment that creates and enables, drives them to these behaviors and reactions.

Were you surprised that your art, which is dark, was chosen for a movie of this nature?

Yes, in the beginning I was a little surprised. Once Eileen explained the premise of the film to me in more detail, which I’m not going to get into- go see the movie- the use of my artwork made sense. They’re archetypes, a sort of visualized frequency at which a mind operates.

What makes your art dark?

I think it could be a subconscious reaction to the general sense of angst that fills my life. Which funny enough, I feel starts in high school. But I’ve always been attracted to this type of imagery. I think for people who are into art its great, it allows them to express their emotional needs, a demons for that matter. For me as a teenager art was, and still is a form of therapy. I took art classes in high school, and that was the only time I really enjoyed being around people. These people had similar interest as me.

Is “being dark” something permanent or will your art change eventually?

Yes, my current work has already become a tiny but lighter. I reintroduced color which is a lot of fun. There was a time of about 3-4 years when I literally decided that there would be as little color as possible, if any in the work. I did only very graphic black and white inks. It was from this collection that Eileen chose for the film. But strangely enough I felt that experience really taught me about color.

What inspires you?

Images. Films. Madness. Music. Artists like Beksinski, Geiger, Moebius, Fellini. The first two especially when I was younger. I just found their work to be so beautiful, stunning. It’s an urge to make art, I have to do it.

In reading about the film the main character seems to be a bit of an outcast, were you?   Do you feel that is an influence in your work now?

Yes, I was an outcast. Not a willing one, there is a difference. I think I have always lived in a slightly different reality than my peers. I took art, in all forms- movies music, fine art- very seriously as a kid. For example in high school, we had to wear uniforms, an all boy catholic school. We had a “dress down day” or could wear what ever we wanted for one day. The goths wore black, the jocks wore sport jerseys and so on. I, inspired by the style of the movie Akira, wore red jeans and a polo shirt.

What are you currently working on?

I am finishing up a project now that was a collaboration with a local band, Starwood. It’s called “God of Drones”. Its a symbolist image. I was looking a lot at both Dore´ (Divine Comedy) and Japanese Gundam series. It’s an archetype, a god of war.- like Mars.

You mentioned you took art classes, would you ever teach art?

Not high school. But yes, people college level. I think I could contribute something there. When I took my Masters I paid a lot of attention to the style and approach my professors used. Art in high school is just very limited. There are no live models, or casts, it’s very restricted. And maybe it should be, but it’s not the right environment for me.


Natural Selection movie website: Natural Selection is a timely drama set mostly in a PA high school, with a young cast of Disney Channel and MTV stars, including Mason Dye, Kat McNamara, and Anthony Michael Hall. The film is produced by Modoc Springs, an Elverson, PA based company whose last feature, The Suspect, (IMDB page), is currently available OnDemand and Netflix and in retail stores both domestically and internationally.

The first screening of the film will be April 22nd at 7:15 at the R/C Reading Movies and IMAX.

This screening was just announced so I believe ticketing info is still being worked out, but further information can be found at the websites:





Philadelphia – May 21 2015

{Please bring your printed ticket to the event. They will NOT be sold at the door. Ticket sales stop 2 days prior to event.
Promotional pricing in effect until 4/15/15.}

Join Eurocircle as we celebrate the one year anniversary of Private Paparazzi Productions.
Our baby is turning 1!
Miss Paparazzi – Inna Race and her company have come a long way.

Since she photographed her first EuroCircle event, she has taken Philly and NYC by storm. In less than a year,
she was the official photographer of Diner en Blanc, covered Philly’s Fashion Week, NY Fashion Week, shot ad
campaigns for luxury cosmetics brands, and opened her own art show to rave reviews.

But Inna has not forgotten us! So, to help celebrate her one year anniversary, we are throwing her a party.
Co-Host: Inna Race, Private Paparazzi Productions
Co-Host: Milica Schiavio, Milica in the Hat Millinery
Hostess: Sherry Kumar, EuroCircle

Members, please LOG IN with your email and password to sign up and find out more. (if you are not a member yet, register below — it is FREE.)

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