Friday, July 9, 2010

Distillations: Meditations on the Japanese American Experience by Reiko Fujii, Lucien Kubo, Shizue Seigel, and Judy Shintani

Arts & Consciousness Gallery, JFK University
2956 San Pablo Avenue, 2nd Floor, Berkeley

Exhibition:  Aug. 17 - Sept. 18. M-F 11 am - 5 pm / Sat. noon - 5 pm
Reception:   Sat., August 21, 6 - 9 pm

Four Japanese American women artists who met through AAWAA draw from personal, family and collective narratives to explore the complex legacies of the Japanese American experience through collage, assemblage, glass, painting, photography, word, found objects, installation, video, and performance.

August 21, Saturday, 4 - 6 pm
Seeking the Essence - Memory, Meaning and Untold Stories: Artists Panel with Reiko Fujii,  Shizue Seigel, and Judy Shintani

August 28, Saturday, 2 - 4 pm                        
Intergenerational Legacies - Hybridity in an Evolving California: Slide Talk and Discussion with Shizue Seigel

August 29, Sunday, 1 - 4:30 pm           
Honoring Ancestors through Art: Workshop with Judy Shintani. Fee: $25. RSVP:

September 18, Saturday, 3 - 4:30 pm           
Grandmothers from Far Away Lands, The Egg House Wall, Stories about Internment, The Farm, and The Glass Kimono: Multi-Media Performances by Reiko Fujii, Judy Shintani and Lisa Petrides

Directions: From I-80, take Ashby exit, cross 7th St. and turn left into parking lot at Ashby Plaza Clock Tower. Drive towards the water tower and look to right for signs to JFKU Arts Annex.

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