As part of The Vanport Mosaic Festival 2018 May 23-28, in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the flood that destroyed the Vanport, Oregon's second largest city and largest federal housing project in the U.S., the Vanport Mosaic is honored to present

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Reflections on War Memory, Liberty Ships, and the Climate Refugees of Vanport

May 23nd, 6:30pm *** Exhibition Opening, Reception and Artist Talk ***    
May 24th, and 25th, 4-7pm
May 26th, and 27th, 12-3pm

Cerimon House: 5131 NE 23rd Ave, Portland OR -
FREE and open to the public

Originally from the Netherlands, Henk Pander was a child during WWII. Since immigrating to the PNW in 1965, he has become one of the regions most renowned artists. This series of large format watercolor and pen & ink studies deals with an aspect of Pander’s own war memory with a focus on the Liberty Ships--, which delivered essential supplies for survival both during and after the war--, and the people of Vanport who built them.

Co-curated by Story Midwife Laura Lo Forti and Greta Smith, made possible by the generous support of Carla Saunders, Darlyn Jablonski, Dinah Dodds, Dwell Realty, and Cerimon House. Special thanks to Sally Retecki.

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