- How exciting! Stefan Wisniowski Sydney ... How exciting! Stefan Wisniowski Sydney Begin forwarded message: From: L&G Ostrom Date:Message 1 of 1 , Oct 28, 2009View SourceHow exciting!Stefan WisniowskiSydney
Begin forwarded message:Hi FriendsAs many of you know, we've been working with Director Shannon Hart-Reed on a documentary, "A Trip to Nowhere", about the deportation of Poles to Soviet Gulags during WWII and the amnesty that allowed some to leave via Persia and then settled in the Seattle area. We were offered the opportunity to premiere the movie and host an art exhibit in Boston, which we accepted. Attached is a flyer for our documentary and art exhibit. Also attached is a map of the University of Massachusetts Boston campus and below are specific details about the exhibition. Please distribute (forward) the following information to anyone you know who lives near Boston and might be interested in attending:Grazyna Balut OstromDirector Shannon Hart-Reed has created a documentary, "A Trip to Nowhere", about the deportation of Poles to Soviet Gulags during WWII and the amnesty that allowed some to leave via Persia. The story is largely based on journals and interviews of survivors who settled in the Seattle area.The documentary web site is: http://aparatfilms.com/There are tabs for journals of 12 Seattle survivors, and tabs for the movie and art exhibit.The documentary is in English, and done mostly through animation that Shannon created. The style is modern; she felt that this would appeal to a larger audiance, especially a younger audiance, thus making this largely unknown tragic story known to a larger population.The animation showcases Shannon's artistic talents. As an artist, she was invited to present her art at the Harbor Gallery, on the University of Massachusetts Boston campus. The art exhibit will include large format prints of many of the images from the documentary, several sculptures she created, and some artifacts that we have gathered.The documentary "A Trip to Nowhere" will premiere on November 8th, 2009:
Film Premier - Opening Reception
Sunday November 8th 3:00 P.M.
Lipke Auditorium Science Center 2nd FloorThe key note speaker is Dr. Jacek Furdyna (Notre Dame professor, also a Siberian survivor). A gala will follow.The Science Center is just north of the Harbor GalleryThe art exhibit is on display, Nov 8 - 25th, in the Harbor Gallery. The Harbor Gallery is located in the McCormick Building on the First floor across from the Café: http://www.umb.edu/harborgallery/
The address for the Harbor Gallery at the University of Massachusetts:UMass Harbor Gallery | McCormack Building Room | 617.287.7988 | gallery@...
University of Massachusetts Boston | 100 Morrissey Blvd | Boston MA 02125 | 617-287.7988campus map (attached): http://www.umb.edu/parking_transport/images/campus_map.gifdirections: http://www.umb.edu/harborgallery/directions.html
Take the Red Line to JFK/UMass Station. A free shuttle bus will carry you to the campus.
Take the commuter rail to the JFK/UMass station from the South Shore on the Middleboro and Plymouth lines.
- Kenmore Square stop (service all day): the Number 8 bus; the last one leaves campus at 1 a.m.
- Forest Hills stop (rush hour only): the Number 16.
By car from the north
Take Interstate 93 South through Boston to Exit 15 (Columbia Road/JFK Library). Take a left at the end or the ramp onto Columbia Road, and then take your first right in the rotary. Follow the University of Massachusetts signs along Columbia Road and Morrissey Boulevard to the campus.
By car from the south
Take Interstate 93 North to exit 14 (Morrissey Boulevard/JFK Library) and follow Morrissey Boulevard north to the campus.
By car from the west
Take the Massachusetts Turnpike (Interstate 90) east to Interstate 93. Take I-93 South one mile to Exit 15 (JFK Library/South Boston/Dorchester). Take a left at the end or the ramp onto Columbia Road, and then take your first right in the rotary. Follow the University of Massachusetts signs along Columbia Road and Morrissey Boulevard to the campus.
Please contact the Parking and Transportation Office (Service Building, Upper Level) for information about multipark, monthly and semester passes. You can call its automated information line at 617-287-5040. You can also get more information from Customer Service at 617-287-4000.
For any other UMASS questions, please contact the gallery directly at 617-287-7988Grazyna Balut Ostrom