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Film, discussion with painter Henk Pander set in Sammamish

Henk Pender sketches in the desert.  - Courtesy Photo
Henk Pender sketches in the desert.
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The Sammamish Arts Commission will host an afternoon with Henk Pander, world-renowned painter, and his son Jacob Pander, a filmmaker, in the Sammamish City Hall Council Chambers beginning at 1 p.m. Sept. 10.

The program will include a screening of the 75-minute documentary "Painted Life: An Immigrant Artist’sJourney." A discussion with Henk and Jacob Pander will follow the screening.

Painted Life chronicles the life and times of Portland-based Dutch-born painter, Henk Pander. Directed by his son, the film focuses on Henk's artistic creation and family history.

A significant segment in the film takes the viewer on a drive with Pander through landscapes as he picks up an animal carcass and assembles a still life with the cadaver in his studio. From this still life is created a detailed and complex painting - all as Henk talks about his creative process.

Henk Pander exhibits in solo and group shows across the country and in Europe. His work was shown in 2004 at the Frye Art Museum for an exhibit titled Spectacular Requiem: Paintings by Henk Pander.

The film screening will be from 1-2:30 p.m., followed by a Q&A with both Henk and Jacob from 2:30-3 p.m. From 3-4 p.m. there will be a critique session led by Henk Pander with local artists willing to share their work.

The event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Sammamish Arts Commission, The City of Sammamish and 4Culture.

Sammamish City Hall is located at theintersection of 228th Avenue Southeast And Southeast Eighth Street. Directions can be found on the city web site at



















Enola Gay Hangar by Henk Pander.

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