For Inquiries contact Casse at 707-349-4042
Series commissioned by the Bishop of Santa Rosa, California in 1993
First... Enjoy browsing Leszek's Memorial Site
Main Street Art Gallery
325 No. Main St., Lakeport CA 95453
There's much to see here.
So, take your time, look around, and learn more about Leszek Forczek and his
Memorial Celebration of July 3rd, 2019
(which would have been Leszek's 73rd Birthday).
I hope you enjoy learning more about Forczek and his artwork -
and take a moment to drop me a word or two!
If you have photos of Leszek or his Paintings,
please share them with me.
Best, Casse Waldman Forczek
This has been called an "outstanding" slide show honoring Artist Leszek Forczek. It gets better every time! Please share :-)
MEMORIAL PROGRAM, POETRY, STATEMENTS, OBITUARY and more...
CHARLES ANDRATES TRIBUTE TO LESZEK FORCZEK(July 3 (pdf)Download
OBITUARY for LESZEK FORCZEK 1 page (pdf)Download
L'Envoi = Poem by Rudyard Kipling "When Earth's last picture is painted..." (pdf)Download
PROGRAM, MEMORIAL 7-3-19 (pdf)Download
LF'S STATMENT ON ILLUMIINISM - DARK & LIGHT (pdf)Download
Historian Gene Paleno Gene Paleno published this story in his Record-Bee Column (pdf)Download
The original two-hour service will soon be edited by Dan Fitzsimmons of Definate Video. Please email Cassestar@icloud.com to request the DVD
"Forczek Paintings at First Friday Fling ..."
The Rose has been cultivated for many centuries. To Goethe, the
Rose was the essence of the plant kingdom. The Rose has been
valued for its color, fragrance and medicinal value, as well a its
poetic spiritual significance.
The Late Roger A. Smith's rehearsal for Leszek at the SDA Church Balcony. Perfect every time. Thank you, my friend, "The Idaho Kid". Pastor Randy Brehms is on the Allen Organ.
Roger suddenly passed away early Easter Sunday morning, April 4, 2021.
Please visit Roger's website at www.rogersmithartandopera.com
REST IN PEACE DEAREST FRIEND
Roger had a heart attack on Easter Sunday morning, April 4, 2021. A Great Man! Rest in Peace, dear Roger!
LAKEPORT — The late Leszek Forczek was the featured artist at the First Friday Fling at the Main Street Gallery this month, marking his first-ever exhibit in Lake County. Forczek was a resident of Lake County for 17 years before his death in May. His wife Casse helped set up the paintings and has promoted them.
Forczek was the founder of Illuminism School of Painting. According to Encyclopedia Britannica, “Luminism (aka veil painting) was a late 19th-century style emphasizing a unique clarity of light.” Forczek’s career spanned more than 50 years. His past exhibits, workshops, awards and articles are lengthy and impressive.
In Casse Forczek’s words, Forczek’s art is “Illuminism watercolor paintings and his subjects range from landscape, crystal, animal, floral, to figural. The climate changes and destruction of our lakes and mountains was a big concern to my husband and it’s reflected in his work.” . . .
[to read Record-Bee's complete article, click on the "Buddah" painting.]
Just in case you passed this slide show, here's another place to view it. Although you may not have met Leszek, I know you will learn more about him... He was an extraordinary person.