Items in the Polish Garden Category

Chopin at Severance for the Polish Cultural Garden–Monday, February 14th, 2011

January 17th, 2011

If you missed Ms. Mitsuko Uchida’s performance in the Polish Cultural Garden this past fall, don’t miss this extended reprise.  Ms. Uchida wow’d everyone present.

The Polish Cultural Garden brings her back for an extended performance of Chopin, Beethoveen and Schumann piano pieces in a jewel of a setting at Severance Hall.

The underwriting by the Garden makes this event, at $15 excluding parking, a remarkable bargain.  All the more so since it includes coffee and desserts.

Click on brochure link before for details:

Ms. Mitsuko Uchida Recital for the Polish Cultural Garden

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Polish Cleveland Advertising

December 12th, 2010

The Polish community has a new advertisement they are using to encourage people to see the community’s important cultural institutions.  Naturally, the Polish Cultural Garden is an important part of this patrimony.  The ad follows:

Cleveland’s Polish Culture Advertisement

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Exciting Addition to Chopin Bust Dedication, Sunday, October 17th

October 13th, 2010

Dedication of Frederic Chopin b0ronze bust in Polish Cultural Garden.

Free and open to the public excepting luncheon which is $10.00 at the door of the Polish American Cultural Center.

Begins with 10 A.M. Mass at St. Stanislav Shrine Church,  3649 E 65th with full Orchestra and Choir playing Chopin’s Glorious Music!

Immediately following Mass you are invited to a reception and lunch at the Polish American Cultural Center, 6501 Lansing Blvd., Cleveland OH. ($10 fee)

The dedication of the Chopin bust will be in the Polish Cultural Garden at 2PM, 820 East Blvd. at St. Clair Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44108.  No fee or admission.

As part of the re-dedication ceremonies, there will be a piano recital shortly after 2pm, by David Dubal, Professor of Piano Performance at the Juilliard School.

The Guest of Honor will be the Polish Counsel General of New York:  Ewa Junczyk-Ziomecka.

Free parking along East Blvd.

Limited amount of folding chairs on site.  Bring your own or something to sit on, just in case.

Restroom facilities 1/2 mile north on East Blvd at the Rockefeller Park Greenhouse.

The Polish American Cultural Center, under the leadership of Ben S. Stefanski III continues their project of restoring or replacing the missing original busts in the Polish Cultural Garden.  Any support for this project would be much appreciated.

Chopin Bust--replacement made and installed 2010

Chopin Bust--replacement made and installed 2010

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Chopin Returns!

June 28th, 2010

Chopin’s replacement bronze bust was installed in the Polish Cultural Garden June 25, 2010, thanks to the Polish-American Cultural Center and Ben Stefanski.  Overseeing the new bust’s creation and installation was Teresa DeChant of DeChant Art Consulting.  Bust was sculpted and cast by Studio Foundries, Cleveland.  Pillar engraving and bust installation by Milano Monuments of Cleveland.  See attached photos thanks to Lauer Film.

Ben Stefanski and Teresa DeChant mark Chopin's return

Ben Stefanski and Teresa DeChant mark Chopin's return

New Chopin bust in the Polish Cultural Garden

New Chopin bust in the Polish Cultural Garden

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Cleveland International Hall of Fame Inaugural Class

May 18th, 2010

The May 12, 2010 installation of the inaugural class into the Cleveland International Hall of Fame featured four people who have been intimated associated with the Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation over the years.  That is four out of thirteen inductees.  The Federation celebrates their inductions and all of their work on the Federation’s behalf as well as that of the general  community’s.  Their biographies follow:

Helen B. Karpinski Hall of Fame Biography

Helen B. Karpinski Hall of Fame Biography

Lonnie Davis McCauley's Cleveland International Hall of Fame biography

Lonnie Davis McCauley's Cleveland International Hall of Fame biography

Alex Machaskee's Cleveland International Hall of Fame biography

Alex Machaskee's Cleveland International Hall of Fame biography

Leo Weidenthal's Cleveland International Hall of Fame biography

Leo Weidenthal's Cleveland International Hall of Fame biography

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