Public Invited to Balkan Blues: An Evening of Photography and Music on Monday, Nov. 2

Pacific University's Music and Art departments welcome award-winning Balkan photographer Dženat Dreković to the Forest Grove Campus this week. Dreković’s photography of the lives of people from the Balkans, including Romani Gypsies, has been exhibited in galleries and garnered awards throughout Europe.

While here, Dreković will spend 10 days giving lectures and talks to students, faculty and staff, concluding Monday, Nov. 2 with Balkan Blues: An Evening of Photography & Music at 7 p.m. in the Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center. Dreković will discuss the images he has captured and music will be performed by Slavej. Admission is free.

"The photographs I am presenting are the representation of my work that touches upon lives of people from the margins of society in the most positive manner,” he said. “They depict everyday stories from the region of the world that is known for having ‘too much history,’ the Balkans.”

Dreković was born in Berovo, Macedonia and at the present time lives in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. His exhibit at Pacific, "Balkan Blues,” appears in the Kathrin Cawein Gallery of Art through Oct. 30, and is his first to appear in the United States. Dreković will be on hand for an artist reception in the gallery on Thursday, Oct. 29 at 6 p.m. Admission is free.

Monday, Oct. 26, 2015