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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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 June 23, 2011 at 12:52pm
1cgqtuoblpeqc Comment by 1cgqtuoblpeqc on June 22, 2011 at 9:34pm

got a huge surprise bunch of stamps left on my desk at school during break today!

so i'm going to try to catch up on everyone i owe for this project!!! ;-D

1cgqtuoblpeqc Comment by 1cgqtuoblpeqc on June 22, 2011 at 9:33pm
Comment by Jen Staggs on June 7, 2011 at 8:07pm
Oh, noooo worries!   You don't need to send me anything!  I know how expensive postage can be- especially with odd shapes and multiple people to send to.  I've gotten involved in collaborative book mailings with 25 people- and I don't think I can afford to do that anymore, both for the amount of cash and the time it took to make 25 individual booklets.  I am happy to mail to your grandparents without any return- I've been thinking about what to send them for a long time!  I usually work with the female figure/nudes/pin-ups and the fetishization of the female form, but for grandparents, I had to work with something a little less bawdy.  So they are going to get a collage of American super heroes mixed with WWII imagery- nothing too avant-garde.  I hope you and they are well.  Cheers!
1cgqtuoblpeqc Comment by 1cgqtuoblpeqc on June 7, 2011 at 11:00am

just a quick announcement, additional pieces mailing out are on temporary hold until i have money again!


i will get back to this, but now is not a good time for expensive mail!

Comment by Jen Staggs on June 7, 2011 at 4:57am
just finished my piece for your grandparents- I hope they like it!
1cgqtuoblpeqc Comment by 1cgqtuoblpeqc on May 21, 2011 at 2:14pm
for those of you involved in the mail call for my grandparents, i'm not able to make it this weekend because my aunt is in the hospital. she has MS (i think it's MS??) and isn't doing well. my mom said it's not a good weekend to come up. so it will have to be another time i get the photos. as for my aunt, i'll keep you updated i anything major happens. :-/
1cgqtuoblpeqc Comment by 1cgqtuoblpeqc on May 15, 2011 at 7:29pm

amanda says we should be able to get to the Q.C. to see them next saturday!

if we make it, i'm taking my phone and going to get pictures of everything sent so far, and post it all here. also if they don't mind, i'll get some pictures of them holding the mail! and i told frider i would try to get a small picture tour of my grandpa's tool collection!

1cgqtuoblpeqc Comment by 1cgqtuoblpeqc on May 15, 2011 at 7:23pm
Comment by Pen-Thief on May 14, 2011 at 5:51pm
I am soooo glad that the scarf made it! And that she liked it!! =)

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