Art-Culture Corner

Közöttünk élő művészet és magyar művészek

Art and Hungarian Artists among and around us

Festészet/Painting

Bela Pethő (painter) Read more...

Bela Petheo was born in 1934 in Budapest, Hungary where he earned a Master's degree in art history from Eotvos Lorant University followed by an assistantship at the Museum of Fine Arts under Andrew Pigler, (Barockthemen). In 1957 he escaped the brutal Soviet occupation. While in Vienna, Austria, he was awarded a Rockefeller scholarship to study simultaneously at Karl Lueger University and the Academy of Fine Arts under Albert Paris Gutersloh. In 1959 he immigrated to the United States. More...
website: www.belapetheo.com

 

Toni Gallo (painter) Read more...

Toni focuses on depicting time as the moment. This moment can create a vision of the past, the idea of the memory, or the anticipation of the future, but it is the moment, that activates the mind, which invokes an emotion. Read...
website: www.tonigallo.com
 
 

Dr. Robert O. Fisch (painter/writer) Read more...

As a Jewish man who survived Nazi concentration camps, Dr. Robert O. Fisch also participated in the revolution against Russian Communist suppression during his medical training in Budapest, Hungary. In 1956 he escaped to the United States and became an intern in 1957, and later a professor of pediatrics at the University of Minnesota. As a doctor of medicine he is known internationally for his clinical research on PKU, a genetic disorder.

 
He studied art in Budapest and Minnesota and has participated in numerous exhibits including a solo show at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. He has authored 4 books based on his life experiences and centering on the quest for freedom and is a frequent speaker on the subject.
 

Kerámia / Ceramic, Clay, Pottery

 
Marta Mátray (Ceramic Artist)

Néptánc/Folk Dance

 Eva Kish (folk dance teacher) Read more...

While Éva is best known in the Minnesota Hungarian community as the dancer who teaches and runs the program at the MN Hungarians folk dance parties (Táncház), she is well-known throughout the US as an expert in Hungarian folk arts having choreographed and taught from San Francisco to Boston. Read...
 
 
 

Zene/Music

Tamas Majoros (guitar)

Tamas Majoros - Guitar, originally from Tarcal, Hungary. He lived in Budapest for about 10 years before he moved to the USA. He has performed in various bands, first he learned to play the guitar from his father Sandor Majoros, later Tamas Mohai was his mentor and guitar teacher. He played and toured with Lil'Slim Band, Groove Steady, and The Not Guilty Band. He grew up listening mostly rock music, and when he was 22 he started shifting towards jazz and funk. Later he became obsessed with blues. Today he listens to a mixture of blues, jazz, r&b, funk and rock.Although he never purposely tried to imitate Carlos Santana, often times people say: " he man you sound like Santana"
 
website:  http://tamasmajoros.com/

Erik Brant (guitar) - Read more...

When Urban Hillbilly Quartet leader Erik Brandt made a temporary move to Budapest, Hungary in 2007, the voracious musician did not bring so much as a backpacker guitar on the journey.  Seeking to get away from the familiar, Erik’s goal was “to find my perspective.” When he returned to the Twin Cities one year later, Brandt brought with him a new Czech-made guitar, long distance friendships with some of Hungary’s top acoustic musicians.Read...
website: www.erikbrandt.com