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May 2004

May 31 Radziwilowicz in a French movie at SIFF

May 23 - June 6

Poles in Central Asia exhibition at the St. Margaret's Church

In year 2000 - Services resumed in the renovated Polish Church in Tashkent

May 28 Polish Home closed for the Memorial Day weekend
May 23 - June 6 Poles in Central Asia exhibition at the St. Margaret's Church
May 22 Aleko & Eugene Onegin at the Polish Home
Open Meeting for Polish Studies Endowment Fund at the Polish Home
J. Sondej Photo Exhibition and the Artist's Night in Redmond
May 21 Polish Book Club meeting in Redmond
May 18 - 21 Saying goodbye to Cdr. Wilhelm Pacewicz ...
May 15 -16 UW Slavic Fest at the Polish Home & UW
May 14 Prof. Poznanski talks on Transitional Economies at UW
May 13 Prof. Poznanski at BOB
May 10 Paula Braun & Letter to Warsaw at Benaroya
May 9 Pornography by Kolski at SAM

May 22

Jagoda Sondej Photo Exhibition and the Artist's Night in Redmond

Fot. J. Sondej

May 9 - 23 Siminski exhibition at St. Margaret’s
May 6 - 31 Jagoda Sondej Photo Exhibition in Redmond
May 6 Radio Wisla starts broadcasting
May 5 Prof. Vachudova talks on Europe Undivided at UW
J. & S. Pagacz on Lake Baikal at Mountaineers Club
May 2 3rd of May Celebration at the Polish Home
3rd of May Celebration in Portland
May 31 - Radziwilowicz in a French movie at SIFF

Jerzy Radziwilowicz

Jerzy Radziwilowicz, the actor whom we will always remember as Maciek Birkut in Wajda’s Man of Marble and Man of Iron, plays the leading role in The Story of Marie and Julien directed by Jacques Rivette. The SIFF short introduction to the movie praises Mr. Radziwilowicz and Emmanuelle Beart for exceptional lead performances in this accomplished film. Seattle International Film Festival runs May 20 – June 13, 2004.

 

Where: May 31, 11 am at AMC Pacific Place, 600 Pine Street, Seattle, (206) 652-2404, June 3, 9:30 pm at Harvard Exit, 807 E. Roy at Harvard, Seattle, (206) 781-5755

More: Actor www.culture.pl/en/culture/artykuly/os_radziwilowicz_jerzy, movie www.seattlefilm.com/film/detail.aspx?id=175, SIFF http://www.seattlefilm.com/index.aspx

Polish Home closed on May 28

The Polish Home is closed this Friday, May 28, 2004, for the Memorial Day weekend

May 23 - June 6- Poles in Central Asia exhibition at the St. Margaret's Church

In year 2000 - Services resumed in the renovated Polish Church in Tashkent

The exhibition Poles in Central Asia: Lives, Fates, Traces presents fates of Poles migrating or deported to Central Asia since mid-19th  century, with a special focus on Stalin times and on gen. Anders and his army. It has been prepared by Ewa & Krzysztof Poraj-Kuczewski based on private archives of Dr. Olga Medvedeva and is supported by Polish Home Foundation.

Dr. Olga Medvedeva is a researcher, translator and a great friend of Poland based in Vancouver, BC. Since 2000, she’s been busy at newly accessible post-Soviet archives researching fates of Poles in Central Asia in 19c & 20c.

Where: at the Polish Church, when the Parish Hall is open, free admission.

More: http://www.PolishHomeFoundation.org/events/Medvedeva.htm, Ewa & Krzysztof Poraj-Kuczewski, kpk1@prodigy.net

Foto courtesy of the Polish Home Foundation

May 22, 6-9 pm - Jagoda Sondej Photo Exhibition and the Artist’s Night in Redmond

Fot. J. Sondej

 

Jagoda Sondej is a local artist whose photographs are on display at Jerzy's Coffee during the month of May. The exhibition features some 20 color as well as black and white photographs and represents her work from the last 5 years. Jagoda received a diploma from New York Institute of Photography and studied digital imaging and photography at College of DuPage, Illinois. Besides doing fine art photography, she runs a professional restoration and portrait studio, Yagoda Foto, in Kent. Organized by Jerzy’s and the Artist.

Where: Jerzy's Coffee, 16727 Redmond Way (behind Exxon at the split with Cleveland St coming from 520), in Redmond; the exhibition is available every day during Jerzy’s business hours, (425) 702-8575; admission free; admission to the Artist’s NIght is also free.

More: exhibition http://www.polishnewsseattle.org/jagoda.htm, Jagoda Sondej:  jasosna@comcast.net, www.yagodafoto.com

May 22, 4 pm - Aleko & Eugene Onegin at the Polish Home

Alexei Girsch, music director and conductor

This concert at the Polish Home will feature selected arias and scenes from two famous operas: Aleko by Sergei Rachmaninoff and Eugene Onegin by Pyotr Tchaikovsky. The Concert Opera of Seattle and music director & conductor Alexei Girsch present soprano Anna Kazakova, mezzo soprano Olga Kargopoltseva, tenor Bernie Kwiram, baritone Garry Aganesyants and bass Craig Grayson with Tina Kuratashvili on piano in this special evening. The restaurant and the bar at the Polish Home will be open from 2:30 pm to 7 pm.

 

Where: Polish Home, 1714 18th Ave. Seattle; tickets $15 regular, $12 PHA members, $10 students

More: advanced tickets & info (425) 746-3037, http://www.eastsidesymphony.org/people.htm

May 22, 11 am - Open meeting for Polish Studies Endowment Fund at Polish Home

The Polish Studies Endowment Fund Committee invites everybody to a public meeting to discuss how to support creating an Endowment Chair for Polish Studies at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Where: at the Polish Home, 1714 18th Ave. Seattle; admission free

More: For more info about the initiative and the committee please visit www.PolishStudiesUW.org

May 21, 8 pm- Polish Book Club meeting in Redmond

The book to be discussed at the next meeting is a new bestseller Co z ta Polska by Tomasz Lis, Wyd. Rosner i Wsp., 2003. The book proved to be controversial and hotly debated and discusses the current political and economical situation of Poland. As usual the book of the month can be borrowed from the club members as per contacts below. New members are always welcome at club meetings.

Where: Jerzy's Coffee, 16727 Redmond Way (behind Exxon at the split with Cleveland St coming from 520), in Redmond; admission free, in Polish.

More: about the Polish Book Club: www.polskaksiazka.org for info or books Jagoda Sondej jasosna@comcast.net,or Hanna Gil hgil@zipcon.net

May 18-21 - Saying goodbye to Cdr. Wilhelm Pacewicz ...

Cdr. Wilhelm Pacewicz

Cdr. Wilhelm Pacewicz, a WWII veteran very well known and respected in our community died on May 13, 2004 at the age of 90. Mr. Pacewicz graduated from the Navy Academy in Torun, Poland in 1934. After Sept 1939 he found his way to the Polish Navy based in Great Britain and served on destroyers ORP Krakowiak and ORP Slazak. He participated in the battle of Narvik, the attack on Lofoten Isl. and in Dieppe Landing Operation. He was decorated for bravery with Cross of Valor (twice) and with other medals. Cdr. Pacewicz is survived by his daughter Krystyna, his stepson Thomas and his 2 grandchildren Andra & Elizabeth.

 

Rosary Vigil: at the Green Funeral Home, Bellevue, Tue May 18, at 7 pm

Funeral Mass: at St. Louise Church in Bellevue, Wed May 19, at 11 am; Reception to follow in the Parish Hall

Internment: at the Calvary Catholic Cemetary, Fri May 21, at 11 am

 

Where: the Green Funeral Home, 1215 145th Pl. SE, Bellevue, (425) 747-6240; St. Louise Catholic Church, 141 156th Ave SE, Bellevue, (425) 747-4450; Calvary Catholic Cemetery, 5041 – 35th Ave NE, Seattle, (206) 522-0996

More: A biography of Cmdr. Pacewicz prepared by V. Kaczynski can be found on www.PolishHome.org under Famous Members section, or http://www.polishhome.org/FamPoles_Pacewicz.htm

May 15-16 - UW Slavic Fest at the Polish Home & UW

 

This new Festival celebrating Slavic cultures and especially music evolved from Cyril and Methodius celebrations in the past. It is organized be the Slavic Dept of UW and the Slavic Alumni Club. The program includes:

May 15, at the Polish Home, traditional Polish food served & bar opened all day 1-4 pm: Slavic dance and crafts workshops, tickets $5 each
6:30-midnight: Cyril and Methodius party with live entertainment by Balkan Cabaret with Mary Sherhart, tickets(advanced): $18($15) regular, $15($12) UWAA members, $5 student, children below 10 free

May 16, Fest Parade and Concert at the UW campus

2:30: start at Drumheller Fountain, Parade at 3 pm; admission free

4 pm: Concert at Kane Hall by several ethnic children/teenager groups, admission free

Polish accents include: traditional palm making for the Palm Sunday by Aniela Sidorska on May 15 at 1 pm and the Dopierala family concert on May 16.

 

Where: Polish Home, 1714 18th Ave. Seattle, Kane Hall at the UW Campus in Seattle;

More: Full schedule etc. at http://www.washington.edu/alumni/clubs/slavic/2004fest.html

May 14, 12:30 - Prof. Poznanski talks on Transitional Economies at UW

Prof. Kazimierz Poznanski

Kazimierz Poznanski is a professor of Jackson School of International Studies, UW. His interest in transitional,  post-communist economies have been subject to several of his lectures and books. This lecture will focus on economies of Eastern Europe and Uzbekistan.

Where: Room #215, Denny Hall, at the UW campus in Seattle; admission free

More: http://jsis.artsci.washington.edu/cv/faccv/k-p/pozananski.html

May 13, 7 pm - Prof. Poznanski at BOB

Prof. Kazimierz Poznanski

Kazimierz Poznanski is a professor of Jackson School of International Studies. His talk, The Politics of No-Politics: Second Phase of Poland's Transition will focus on interplay of politics and economy in Poland as a scene of quickly changing political configurations. What follows is a clear disconnect between the rotation of ruling parties and the needs of national economy. Roots of this dysfunctional politics can be found in the underlying economic system that had emerged from post-1989 reforms.
BOB or (Between Oder and Bug), is an organization that combines UW's students, alumni, faculty and community members interested in all matters related to Central and Eastern Europe.


Where: College Inn Pub (back room),4006 University Way NE, Seattle, (206) 634-2307; admission free

More: http://jsis.artsci.washington.edu/cv/faccv/k-p/pozananski.html

May 10, 7:30 pm - Paula Braun & Letter to Warsaw at Benaroya

Music of Remembrance presents the world premiere of Thomas Pasatieri’s powerful new work Letter to Warsaw, featuring soprano Jane Eaglen and conductor Gerard Schwarz. This 70-minute work for chamber orchestra and soprano is based on six poems by Pola Braun, an acclaimed cabaret songwriter and performer in prewar Poland. For this extraordinary work, composer Pasatieri used texts written by Braun in the Warsaw Ghetto and at the Majdanek concentration camp, where she perished.

 

Where: at Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall, Benaroya Hall, Seattle; tickets $25, in English

More:  www.musicofremembrance.org  or Marika Pineda (206) 365-7770

May 9, 6 pm Pornography by Kolski at SAM

This great movie is an adaptation of a novel by Witold Gombrowicz. The director created the movie to his own script, introducing new characters and plot twists, trying to preserve Gombrowicz's dark spirit. This drama of love, dangerous relationships, manipulation and murder is set at a rural estate in 1943 Poland. The movie received several Eagles (Polish Oscars) for 2004, among them Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Supporting Actor and Best Music. It also was Poland's entry to 2004 Oscars. Brought to you by Seattle-Gdynia Sister City Association.

 

Where: Seattle Art Museum, downtown Seattle, tickets $10, Polish w/ English subtitles

More: www.PolishFilms.org, advanced ticket sale at the Polish Home on Friday May 7, from 7 to 9:30 pm

May 9- 23 - Siminski exhibition at St. Margaret’s

Wiktor Siminski (1897-1966) was a Pole who was a veteran of the Silesian Uprisings and an artist who survived a Nazi camp at Sachsenhausen. The exhibition about his life and art as well as about a documentary movie project, ‘Wiktor: the Art of Survival’, will be on display at the Polish Parish in Seattle. It shows pictures of Wiktor’s art and as well as historical photos from the Sachsenhausen camp and from the period. The exhibition has been organized by Teresa Malinowski and Ryszard Kott and is supported by Polish Home Foundation.

Where: at the Parish Hall, St. Margaret’s Church,  3221 14th Ave W, Seattle, tel. (206) 282-1804; admission free

More: about Siminski, exhibition and the movie project at www.PolishHomeFoundation.org/Events.htm,

 

Fot: W. Siminski (1897-1966) as a veteran of the Haller's Army

 

Courtesy of the Siminski Family

May 6- 31 - Jagoda Sondej Photo Exhibition in Redmond

Fot. J. Sondej

Jagoda Sondej is a local artist whose photographs are on display at Jerzy's Coffee during the month of May. The exhibition features some 20 color as well as black and white photographs and represents her work from the last 5 years.. More ....

Where: Jerzy's Coffee, 16727 Redmond Way (behind Exxon at the split with Cleveland St coming from 520), in Redmond; the exhibition is available every day during Jerzy’s business hours, (425) 702-8575; admission free; admission to the Artist’s NIght is also free.

More: exhibition http://www.polishnewsseattle.org/jagoda.htm, Jagoda Sondej:  jasosna@comcast.net, www.yagodafoto.com

May 6, 7 pm,  May 8, 11 am - Radio Wisla starts broadcasting

Radio Wisla is a new Polish language station covering Seattle and Puget Sound from Everett to Tacoma, broadcasting from Bellevue on AM 1150, every Thursday at 7 pm for an hour, repeated the following Saturday at noon. The station will feature Polish music, news, poetry, discussions, sports, etc. Radio Wisla is incorporated as a non-profit organization and asks for donations through Polish Home Foundation (tax-deductible) or directly to the Radio (non-deductible).

Where: 1150 AM, and also at http://stream.newschannel1150.com:8000 during broadcast hours; in Polish

More: www.RadioWisla.com

Please note that the repetition on May 8 is at 11 am, normally repetitions will be at noon

May 5, 12:30 pm -  Prof. Vachudova talks on Europe Undivided at UW

Prof. Milada Vachudova

Milada Vachudova is a professor of political science at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Her book, Europe Undivided: Democracy, Leverage and Integration After Communism, will be published by Oxford University Press in 2004. In her talk she will focus on enlargement of the European Union and changes and benefits brought by the process to the EU itself, in the new members such as Poland, Czech Rep or Hungary as well as to countries such as Romania or Bulgaria.

 

Where: Room 317, Thomson Hall, at the UW campus in Seattle; admission free

More: http://www.unc.edu/depts/polisci/faculty_pages/cvs/vachudova_cv.html, http://depts.washington.edu/reecas/

May 5, 7 pm, J. & S. Pagacz on Lake Baikal at Mountaineers Club

Julia and Stanislaw Pagacz are researchers from Poland  who made four trips to Lake Baikal region and authored two guide books and a photo-album Siberia: In the Baikal land of the Buryats. Their rich slide presentation will show beautiful landscape of the lake and surrounding mountains, unique flora & fauna of the region and will focus on Buryat people and their culture, including their temples and monasteries.

Where: at the Pinnacle Room, Club Headquarters, 300 Third Ave. W, Seattle

 (Queen Ann); admission free

More: http://www.mountaineers.org/

May 2, 2:30 pm - 3rd of May Celebration at the Polish Home

Jan Matejko, 3rd of May Constitution

Polish Home invites to a celebration of the anniversary of the first Polish constitution, enacted on the 3rd of May, 1791. The celebration will feature performances by Polish Scout & Polish School groups and also by the newly formed Polish Choir. The restaurant and bar will be open for the occasion.

 

Where: at the Polish Home, admission free; in Polish

More: Barbara Strutynski, (425) 746-3037 

May 2, 12:30 pm - 3rd of May Celebration in Portland

A girl from Polish community in Portland

The ‘Third of May’ dance concert became one of the most exciting events of the Polish Community in Portland. Traditionally, the Sobotka Dance Group, with the Polish School presents a new dance program prepared in the school year. The event is rather a feast of joy and not an official ceremony. All are welcome.


Where: at the Polish Hall, N 3832 Interstate, Portland; admission free; in Polish

More: Marek Stepien, marek@gte.net

   

© 2004 Ryszard Kott

Fot: Single - Jagoda Sondej

Fot. 'Fountain" - Hanna Gil

Fot. "Seattle" - Ryszard Kwieciński

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