WWII Refugees from Poland

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WWII Refugees from Poland

Time: April 24, 2011 to June 23, 2011
Location: Henry & Kay Wozniak
Street: 617 44th St
City/Town: Rock Island, IL 61201-2138
Event Type: wwii, refugees, from, poland
Organized By: i'm a superhero i can like fly and shit.
Latest Activity: Jun 28, 2011

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Event Description

Due to the expense of mailing these, I will not be sending any china overseas. :(


Both of my Polish grandparents lived through Nazi Germany.

My grandpa used to tell stories about the war and one of them was about working in the china factory, where after they were done eating they would just toss the plates out the window because they were worthless during the wartime.

To me this story is a beautiful representation of the destructive forces at work during that time period, and i would love to capture it in my own art.

We have a set of fine china given to us by my grandparents for our wedding, and we don't host parties at all, we're just not that kind of people. we've hung on to the dishes for going on ten years and i've decided this is how best to get rid of them.


If you would like to receive a (most probably broken or chipped) piece of our wedding gift, please RSVP with the promise you will return the favor by sending back a piece of your own artwork to my grandparents, who hang on to life by thinner threads as the years pass by. These people truly are survivors.


their address:


Henry & Kay Wozniak

617 44th St

Rock Island, IL 61201-2138


RSVP and i will send out one of our dishes.

(one going out each week for 45 weeks)

limited quantity, first come, first serve.


(please post pictures in the comments)


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1cgqtuoblpeqc Comment by 1cgqtuoblpeqc on May 6, 2011 at 10:34pm

it looks like the sharpie is wearing off of these a bit.

does anyone have a suggestion for how to address these more permanently?

1cgqtuoblpeqc Comment by 1cgqtuoblpeqc on May 6, 2011 at 10:33pm
1cgqtuoblpeqc Comment by 1cgqtuoblpeqc on May 6, 2011 at 10:32pm

@camel: thanks! i'll hopefully be going to see them this weekend, BUT they sound like they might be busy, so perhaps not :-(

Comment by Poison Label Productions on May 6, 2011 at 6:42pm
#167 out
1cgqtuoblpeqc Comment by 1cgqtuoblpeqc on May 4, 2011 at 3:01pm
1cgqtuoblpeqc Comment by 1cgqtuoblpeqc on May 2, 2011 at 11:45pm

returned mail.

i guess i need to take these in to a person from now on.

and what pretty stickers!


Comment by McFloozy on April 29, 2011 at 2:31pm


I'm in. I'll send something off to your grandparents. What amazing stories they must have.



Comment by prettylily on April 29, 2011 at 2:10pm
Someone has good mailart karma!
1cgqtuoblpeqc Comment by 1cgqtuoblpeqc on April 29, 2011 at 1:52pm
@mim: i'll make sure we get down there sometime after finals are over, and i'll take pictures and possibly even a video to post for you guys!
1cgqtuoblpeqc Comment by 1cgqtuoblpeqc on April 29, 2011 at 1:49pm



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