Wasikowski in Stoker
Starring Mia Wasikowska, Nicole Kidman and Matthew Goode, Stoker – a British-American psychological thriller directed by Park Chan-wook just opened across the United States. An enigmatic uncle moves in with India (Wasikowska) and her emotionally unstable mother, after the death of India’s father. Although suspicions about his motives are raised, the two women soon find themselves drawn to him. Writing for Variety, critic Guy Lodge praised the film, calling it “a splendidly demented gumbo of Hitchcock thriller.”
Gorczyc Artwork at Agora Gallery
The Essence of Abstraction – featuring the artwork of Polish artist Bogdan Gor Gorczyc will be on exhibition through March 22 at the Agora Gallery – 530 West 25th St, New York, NY. Gorczyc’s mid-sized acrylic and oil paintings on canvas offer a contemporary look at the condition of mankind through the absorbing emotionality of pigment and painterly gesture. Residing in Poland, he has exhibited professionally throughout Europe for many years. For information: www.agora-gallery.com.
Paderewski Scholarship Fundraiser
Each year the Paderewski Scholarship Fund sponsors a Polish college student to come to Georgetown University for a semester to study American style democracy. This year’s fundraiser will be held on Sunday, April 21 at 3:00 pm at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland Auditorium – 2640 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC. The American Virtuosi (the Borowsky Family) will perform. This musical troupe has won their way into the hearts of millions of people through their concerts in Americas, Asia, Middle East, and Europe, on radio and television performances, and with recordings. Their talents have been nurtured and encouraged under the guidance of Charles Borowsky and Cecylia Barczyk-Borowsky. Charles, a noted social scientist, has utilized the arts to build bridges among people and nations. In 2010 he received the Paderewski Award for Distinguished Contributions to Society and Culture. For tickets: www.paderewskischolarship.org.
Polish Organ Music in DC
The Embassy of the Republic of Poland and Washington National Cathedral will present an organ recital by Marek Kudlicki on Sunday, March 17, 5:15 pm at Washington National Cathedral – the Cathedral Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul – 3101 Wisconsin and Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC. The program includes the 1540 Dance Suite – Organ Tablature by Jan of Lublin, Improvisations on the Polish Church “Hymn Holy God” Op. 38 by Mieczysław Surzyński, “Rota”- Passacaglia on a Theme of Feliks Nowowiejski by Bronisław Przybylski, along with music by Georg Muffat and Johann Sebastian Bach. Born in Tomaszów Lubelski, Poland, Kudlicki studied organ and conducting in Kraków and Vienna. He won the First Prize (and the Special Prize of the Polish Ministry of Culture and Art) in the Organ Competition in Poland in 1973, and has performed these works with various orchestras throughout the world. For information: email@example.com
Polska Kuchnia gets you ready for Easter
If you feel a little too intimidated to knead the dough with the babka experts, then join Youngstown, Ohio’s Polska Kuchnia to get some practice. On Sunday, March 24th Chef Tad will teach the yeasty art of babka or paska – Easter bread. For more information: call 330-427-2752.