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August 2016

Aug 21   Polish Home Assn. Picnic at the Lincoln Park
Aug 12   Irena Jablonski Painting Exhibition in Kirkland
Aug 7   SGSCA Picnic Brunch at the Alki Beach Park
Aug 6, till Aug 30   Kaz Poznanski Painting Exhibition at the Fountainhead Gallery
till Aug 11   Movie The Innocents by Anne Fontaine at SIFF Cinema Uptown
August   Polish Cultural Center Closed in August

Polish picnic

Aug 21, noon to dusk: Polish Home Assn. Picnic at the Lincoln Park

This is the main picnic of the summer for the Polish community of Seattle; it is organized by the Polish Home Association. Come and share good food and fun! PHA will supply kielbasa, hotdogs, bigos along with beverages and even ice cream for kids! You can bring your a salad or dessert to share. Also, there will be signing of songs for the Soldier's Day and friendly games and competitions with awards. Everybody is invited to this great event!


Where: at the Lincoln Park in Seattle, shelter #2 or watch for a Polish flag and the PHA banner; admission free, bringing your food is optional, but a dessert to share is welcomed.

More: PHA website or call Barbara Strutynski at 425-746-3037 or Asia Jeziorski at 425-417-9548.

Aug 12, 5-8 pm, till Sep 4: Irena Jablonski Painting Exhibition in Kirkland

Autumn Begins by I.J.

The Parklane Gallery in Kirkland presents two artists in August: Irena Jablonski with Human Interest exhibition and Larey McDaniel with Illusion of Color. Ms. Jablonski, a native of Poland and a structural engineer for over a decade, started on her artistic journey in mid-1990s. The exhibition in Kirkland has about fifteen of her oil paintings. Her favorite subjects are portraits from live models and from photographs.


Where: The Parklane Gallery in Kirkland from Aug 2 till Sep 4; admission free, business hours Tue-Thu 11-7, Fri 11-8, Sat-Sun 11-7. Artists' reception and Kirkland Art Walk on Friday, Aug 12, 5-8 pm.

More: about Irena Jablonski,

Aug 7, 10 am - 2 pm: SGSCA Picnic Brunch at the Alki Beach Park

Picnic on the beach with spectacular mountain views! Everyone is invited - individuals and families, members and guests - to celebrate the summer at the yearly picnic of the Seattle-Gdynia Sister City Assn. Come to learn about upcoming SGSCA activities and to socialize with other Polish-Americans while munching on roasted kielbasa and other delights and enjoying a day on a beach.


Where: the Alki Beach Park in Seattle, shelter #1 (on the beach); admission free, food and drinks provided, pls bring a dish of your favorite picnic food to share

More: SGSCA, or contact Gail Wodzin

Aug 6, 4-8 pm, till Aug 30: K. Poznanski Painting Exhibition at the Fountainhead Gallery

Kazimierz Dolny

by Kaz Poznanski

The Fountainhead Gallery presents a group exhibition Transcendence: Here and Now, Landscape Paintings from a Global Perspective that includes six oil paintings by Kazimierz Poznanski, from his big format abstract realism series. Mr. Poznanski is a painter, poet, writer and a Professor of Economics at the Univ. of Washington in Seattle, with interest in Chinese art. The program: 4 - 5:15 pm Opening reception, 5:30 - 6:15 pm an RSVP concert by O. Rusu Tomai (piano) & M. Shmidt (violin),  till 8 pm reception.


Where: The Fountainhead Gallery in Seattle from Aug 7 till Aug 30; admission free, business hours Thursday through Sunday 11 am - 6 pm. Opening reception Aug 6, from 4-8 pm.

More: about Kaz Poznanski, Oana Rusu Tomai, Michail Shmidt

till Aug 11: Movie The Innocents by Anne Fontaine at SIFF Cinema Uptown

SIFF Cinema Uptown presents the movie The Innocents / Les Innocentes directed by Anne Fontaine and starring Agata Kulesza and Agata Buzek. This 2016 deeply moving drama takes place in 1945 Poland where a young French Red Cross doctor comes to help Benedictine sisters after their convent was "liberated" by the Red Army. Ms. Fontaine's other films include Coco Before Chanel.


Where: from Jul 29 to Aug 11 at SIFF Cinema Uptown in Seattle; showing times,

More:  the movie at SIFF

August: The Polish Cultural Center Closed in August

The Polish Home will be closed for a summer break in August and will reopen in September after the Labor Day weekend.


More: Polish Cultural Center Dom Polski in Seattle


2016 Ryszard Kott

Photo "Fountain" courtesy Hanna Gil, Photo "Seattle" courtesy Ryszard Kwieciński