Monthly Archives: March 2014

Swieconka – April 22nd at Glen Echo Country Club

Join us at Glen Echo Country Club and celebrate Easter and Spring – finally!

This year Poland and Polonia have an extra special reason to celebrate – the sainthood of our own Pope John Paul II.  If you were fortunate enough to meet this great man and have a photo to commemorate your visit please bring it to the dinner and share it with your fellow Poles.

Click here for a reservation form  Swieconka Invitation

This years menu is as follows:

Menu

First Course

Mushroom Soup

Entrée Buffet

Carved Thin Sliced Bone-In Ham

Roasted Turkey in Light Au Jus

Bigos with Sauerkraut, Cabbage, Bacon, Beef, Onions and Sausage

Red Beets with Horseradish Orange Garnish

Baby Red Potatoes with Parsley

Dessert Course

Kremowka Papieska (Papal Crème Cake)

Coffee and Tea

At the Table

Babka, Rye Rolls and Pumpernickel Bread

Hard Boiled Eggs

 

Advance reservations are necessary and coat and tie are required.  Also, there will be a raffle and attendance prizes!

We welcome and appreciate any items you would like to donate to the raffle.

Call 314-868-6911 with any questions.

 

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Polish Poster Artist – Kaja Renkas – at Tavern of Fine Arts

The Tavern of Fine Arts is pleased to present the first solo art show in the United States by Polish poster artist Kaja Renkas. The show, ttitled “Infirmary of the Subconscious”, is curated by Chris Smetkowski.

The opening celebration takes place at the Tavern on Friday, March 7 from 5 PM until 12:30 AM.

A complimentary appetizer buffet will be available 5-7 PM.

A special Artist’s Reception with Kaja Renkas will take place on Friday, April 4 at 7 PM.

Kaja Renkas has been working as a professional artist since 2004. She makes silkscreen graphics, posters, and paintings. She works at University of Silesia, Art Institut in Cieszyn, and Silesia Higher School of Information Science in Graphic Department, teaching painting and design.

Renkas has participated in major international poster competitions in Warsaw, Bolivia, Tehran, Lahti, Toyama, and Moscow. She has won awards and honors, her works are in private collections and museums. She had several solo exhibitions in Poland and abroad, also participated in numerous group exhibitions throughout the
world.

http://www.kajarenkas.com/

 
Tavern of Fine Arts is located on 313 Belt Avenue between Union and DeBaliviere off Pershing in the Central West End. 
314-367-7549
 
 

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Film: “A Place to Stand”

U.S. premiere of “A Place to Stand” with guest appearance of the filmmaker Anna Ferens

Filmmaker Anna Ferens is coming to Chicago at the invitation of the Polish Consulate General in Chicago.

A Place to Stand (2013)

Directed by Anna Ferens

Running time: 58 min
Language: English

The film documents the fight against the communism in the 1980s from the perspective of the East and the West and the involvement of the European Parliament in the defense of human rights in the countries of the Soviet bloc.

Based on unpublished archival materials and interviews with members of the European Parliament, the film features interviews with democracy activists throughout the Eastern Bloc.

A Place to Stand” comes to Chicago for its U.S. premiere to mark 25 years since the first partially-free elections in Poland on June 4, 1989 started the domino effect for Central and Eastern European nations, eventually leading to the integration of the divided Europe.

The European premiere of “A Place to Stand” was held at the European Parliament in January 2014 with special attendance of, among others, former Presidents of the European Parliament Professor Jerzy Buzek and HansGert Pöttering.

 

The screenings are part of this year’s celebrations marking 25 years since the rebirth of Polish democracy and 10 years since Poland’s EU accession.

 The screenings with guest appearance of Anna Ferens will be held on:

–          March 16 at 1:00 PM during the EU Film Festival in Chicago, March 16 (Sunday) at 1:00 PM at Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (164 N. State Street | Chicago, IL 60601) (Tickets: www.siskelfilmcenter.org or call 312-846-2800)

 –          March 27 at 6:00 PM at Goethe Institute Chicago, 150 N Michigan Ave #200, Chicago, IL 60601 (Free admission, http://www.goethe.de/ins/us/chi/ver/en12272988v.htm)

 The Polish Consulate General in Chicago: www.chicago.mfa.gov.pl

Facebook: Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Chicago

Twitter: @PLinChicago

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Kaja Renkas exhibit in St. Louis. Opening this Friday! 3/7/14

The Tavern of Fine Arts is pleased to present the first solo art show in the United States by Polish poster artist Kaja Renkas. The show, ttitled “Infirmary of the Subconscious”, is curated by Chris Smetkowski. 

The opening celebration takes place at the Tavern on Friday, March 7 from 5 PM until 12:30 AM.

A complimentary appetizer buffet will be available 5-7 PM.

A special Artist’s Reception with Kaja Renkas will take place on Friday, April 4 at 7 PM.

Kaja Renkas has been working as a professional artist since 2004. She makes silkscreen graphics, posters, and paintings. She works at University of Silesia, Art Institut in Cieszyn, and Silesia Higher School of Information Science in Graphic Department, teaching painting and design.

Renkas has participated in major international poster competitions in Warsaw, Bolivia, Tehran, Lahti, Toyama, and Moscow. She has won awards and honors, her works are in private collections and museums. She had several solo exhibitions in Poland and abroad, also participated in numerous group exhibitions throughout the
world.

http://www.kajarenkas.com/

 
Tavern of Fine Arts is located on 313 Belt Avenue between Union and DeBaliviere off Pershing in the Central West End. 

 

Chris Smentkowski
Sr. Library Assistant for Information Services 
Pius XII Memorial Library
3650 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis MO 63108
smentkc3@slu.edu

This is not a PACS sponsored event.

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