LESZEK MOZD4Rc L - Austin Polish Society



LESZEK MOZD4Rc L - Austin Polish Society
Please mark your calendar for the following events in the month of March:
March 17, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. at Keller
WIliams NEW location at 12515-8 Research
Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78759
By popular demand, Austin Polish Society is
bringing to Austin one of the most recognized
Polish cabaret stars, Tadeusz Drozda.
Please, join us for an evening full of great
comedy on Thursday, March 17th at 7pm.
Tickets available at the door for $25 (cash
only) Complementary hors d'oeuvres and
wine will be served.
Please, note that this performance is in
Austin Polish Society is the official sponsor of
this event.
March 26, 2011 from 2:00
p.m. to 6:00 p.m. In the
Woodland Park location will be our
traditional bigos cook-off. We need chefs
I!III In order to make this event successful
we need chefs who will be competing for the
great prizes. If you want to be a chef, please email gosia.jurczynskaggmail.com or call her
at (512) 228-0739.
April 17, 2011, Sunday, 6:00pm, Leszek
Mozdzer, Polish jazz pianist, will perform for
a Houston audience in April. He is famous for
his "Impressions," subtle new interpretations
of Chopin's compositions.
Leszek Mozdzer comes to Houston invited by
Honorary Consul of Poland in Houston. For
details please go to: http://www.forumpolonia-houston.com/
Volunteer Appreciation
Austin Polish Society Art show
On January 28, 2011, we had our volunteers
The 2011 Art show featured a variety of new
art mediums and introduced new Polish artists
to the show. The show was held in the gallery
at Canvas Press in Round Rock from January
21 through February 4. Guests enjoyed an
opening reception on January 21 and took the
opportunity to meet the artists and discuss the
work on display. Participants included Jan
Gasyna with black & white photographs,
Bashka Kucharska with abstract paintings,
Laurel Lawshae with black & white
photographs, Czeslaw Sornat with sculptures
in wood, metal and paper mache, Mark
Peczeniuk with color photography and
Caroline Ulbrich with photography on canvas
and aluminum.
Two of Laurel Lawshae's photographs from
this artshow have also been chosen to be part
of the juried exhibition "Imagine" by the
Round Rock Area Arts Council. They will be
on display at the Texas State University
Avery Building at 155 University Blvd in
Round Rock from February 25 through midMay.
appreciation party. This was the small way to
say thank you to all of the people who spend a
lot of their time to help with last year 5th Austin
Polish Film Festival and the Polish Posters
Members Appreciation
On February 19, 2011, there was a members
appreciation party. Beata Zadrozna, the
previous President summarized APS 's very
busy 2010 year, and Mark Peczeniuk, current
President, made a speech about the planned
events for 2011. The pictures from the party
were already posted on our Website.
Judging from the pictures - the attendees had a
great time and for these who could not make it,
please see them and wish you were there. Our
board member, Margaret Meub, was in charge
for this event. Margaret's helpers were: Ms.
Anna Hand, Mr. and Ms. Glinscy, and Ms.
Gosia Jurczynska.
Canvas Press in Round Rock is a custom
specialty printing company offering fine art
prints and enlargements on canvas, aluminum
and more. The company has been a supporter
of the Austin Polish Society for several years
and donated space and time to the exhibit.
Please visit www.CanvasPress.com to learn
more. APS member, Caroline Ulbrich,
organized this event and as usually, she did a
great job!!!
APS film festival
The APS film festival committee is hard at work planning to bring the best films and interesting
guests to the Oh annual Austin Polish Film Festival (APFF). Although almost eight months
away, this largest APS event and fundraiser for the student, artist, and scholar exchanges,
requires not only a lot of time and energy to organize but also funds and donations. We welcome
your contributions and encourage you to approach your employers, companies and businesses in
town which possibly would want to become a sponsor. We offer advertising space in the festival
program and website. Please email Joanna Gil -a-Lehr with any questions or comments related to
the APFF.
News From Poland
In Poland, the year 2011 was declared by the Ministry of Culture as a Czeslaw Milosz' year.
Czeslaw Milosz, is the Polish émigré writer who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1980, in
part for a powerful pre-mortem dissection of Communism, in part for tragic, ironic poetry that
set a standard for the world. An artist of extraordinary intellectual energy, Mr. Milosz was also
an essayist, literary translator and scholar of the first rank. Many of his fellow poets were in
awe of his skills. When another Nobel poet and exile from totalitarianism, the Russian Joseph
Brodsky, presented Mr. Milosz with the Neustadt International Prize for Literature in 1978, he
said, "I have no hesitation whatsoever in stating that Czeslaw Milosz in one of the greatest poets
of our time, perhaps the greatest." Mr. Milosz was often described as a poet of memory and a
poet of witness. Terrence Des Pres, writing in The Nation, said of him: "In exile from a world
which no longer exists, a witness to the Nazi devastation of Poland and the Soviet takeover of
Eastern Europe, Milosz deals in his poetry with the central issues of our time: the impact of
history upon moral being, the search for ways to survive spiritual ruin in a ruined world."

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