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American Watercolor Society Exhibition

24-Jan-2015 to 19-Feb-2015 



The American Watercolor Society is a nonprofit membership organization that began in 1866 to promote the art of watercolor painting in America.

Each year the Society holds a juried exhibition of watercolors from artists throughout the world.

This year, the Wassenberg Art Center is proud to host this time-honored exhibition. Artists from around the world are featured in this touring exhibit which has made its way around the country. 

Opening reception is scheduled for January 24 at 7 p.m and will feature international blues legend Radoslav Lorković. radoslavlorkorvic.com. Admission is free, refreshments and cash bar will be available. Please join us for this enigmatic and powerful musical and visual art event. 

Drawing from a multitude of influences ranging from elegant classical and jazz styles to the rawest, most basic blues, country and soul, Radoslav Lorković has taken on an unusually broad musical spectrum and refined it into his distinctive piano style. His tenure on the R&B and folk circuits has culminated in five critically acclaimed solo recordings and numerous appearances on the recordings of and performances with artists including Odetta, Jimmy LaFave, Ribbon of Highway Woody Guthrie Tribute, Greg Brown, Richard Shindell, Ellis Paul, Ronny Cox, Dave Moore, Andy White, and Bo Ramsey. His thirty year touring career has led him from the taverns of the upper Mississippi River to the castles of Italy, The Canary Islands, The Yup’ik villages of Alaska, The Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall.
Born in Zagreb, Croatia in 1958, Lorković’s initial exposure to music can be attributed to two grandmothers. Antonija, his maternal Grandmother, sang him Croatian, Slovenian and Czech folk songs since birth. At age one he was reported to be singing back on pitch. By age three he was putting on floor shows for his grandfather and friends who would respond by showering him with coins yelling “pivaj Radoslav pivaj!” During this time classical music played in the home constantly due to the influence of his paternal grandmother Melita Lorković, a internationally renown classical pianist. After this blend of central European musical influences Radoslav moved to the United States at age six. He had a foothold on a classical music career when at age fourteen he was sidetracked by a blues scale that a friend had taught him.


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