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ARTSBEAT …. and Culture 9-25-13

FILM: A Pole and a Ukrainian In Auschwitz

FILM_The_RunawaysforwebMarek Pawlowski’s film, The Runaway will be shown on Friday, September 27 at 7:00 pm at the Ukrainian Institute of America – 2 E. 79th Street, New York, NY. The storyline concentrates on the friendship between two prisoners – a Pole and a Ukrainian, who develop a unique friendship forged by resistance to the Nazis in the Auschwitz concentration camp. Their daring escape, disguised as German officers in the commander’s personal car, set an example that inspired thousands of prisoners who stayed behind. The screening will be introduced by Alexander Motyl, a professor of political science at Rutgers University-Newark. Presented the Polish Cultural Institute New York.  Ukrainian Institute of America, the Ukrainian Film Club of Columbia University.  For tickets: 212-288-8660

 

SAE@KF_1Slavic Arts Ensemble Celebrates Heritage

The Slavic Arts Ensemble will perform at the 2013 Celebration of Polish Heritage and Culture to be held on October 23 from 5:30 -7:30 pm in the office of Comptroller John C. Liu located in the Surrogate’s Courthouse – 31 Chambers Street, New York, NY.

 

Polish Films in Manhattan

Polish Filmmakers NYC will present two films by Maciej Cuske – the award-winning Old Bookstore and Remember the Sabbath Day will be held on Thursday, September 26 at the Tribeca Film Center, 375 Greenwich St. in Manhattan.

7:00 pm – Old Bookstore is a portrait of a small Warsaw establishment run by its aloof and chatty proprietor

7:45 pm – Remember the Sabbath Day was made as a part of a larger project, Decalogue… After the Decalogue, which examined the ways in which religious beliefs and practices of Polish people have changed in the new century.

8:30 p.m. – Q&A with Maciej Cuske

 

Art Reactions to Superstorm Sandy

A new group exhibition featuring artwork by 14 Brooklyn-based artists commemorating the 1st anniversary of Sandy entitled For & About will be shown at the BAC Gallery – 111 Front Street, Suite 218, Brooklyn on September 27 – February 14, 2014; Opening Reception September 27, 6:00 – 9:00 pm. The exhibition includes work made for those who were and continue to be affected by the aftermath of the storm, and art made about the storm and its impact.

 

Janusz Skowron at Galeria “A…R”

The work of Artist Janusz Skowron in the cycle Bestiarium (“Little Beasts”) will be on display at the Galeria “A…R” – 71 India Street, Greenpoint, NY through October 31.  For information: 347-971-1938.

 

Barbara_and_Ted_Martin_honorees13Polish American Association Gala

Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 6:30 pm is the date for this year’s Polish American Association Gala to be held at the Intercontinental Chicago, O’Hare – 5300 North River Road, Rosemont, IL. Ted and Barbara Martin are this year’s honorees.  Funds raised at this event provide support for PAA’s 28 programs. For more information: www.polish.org/paa-annual-gala-2013

 

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The Kosciuszko Foundation Board of Trustees will present A Tribute to General Edward Rowny on Saturday, October 26 at 7:00 pm at the Army/Navy Club on Farragut Square, 901 17th Street, NW, Washington DC.  For tickets: 202-785-2320; bbernhardt@thekf.org.