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Calendar of Events — May 2014

All programs are free for JANM members and included with admission for non-members, unless otherwise noted. Events are subject to change.

Reservations are recommended for most programs; you may use the links below. You may also RSVP by emailing rsvp@janm.org or calling 213.625.0414 at least 48 hours in advance. Please indicate the name, date, and time of the program, as well as your name and the number of people in your party. (RSVPs are not accepted for Family Festivals).

For all ticketed events (classes, workshops, food tours, etc.), pre-payment is required to hold your space. Cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance or no refund will be issued.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Member Appreciation Days (MAD)

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National Members get a 20% discount at the Museum Store and janmstore.com, plus free admission and a 20% discount at 11 other participating Southern California institutions including museums, libraries, and other cultural sites like the California Science Center, MOCA, USC Pacific Asia Museum, and the The San Diego Museum of Art.

Check janmstore.com/membershopping.html for details. Make sure you have a current membership card for this exciting event!

Friday, May 2, 2014
12:15 PM—1:15 PM

Learning at Lunch

events/bird_pins.jpg All Members are invited to bring a brown bag lunch and an open mind as Collections Manager, Margaret Zachow Wetherbee, will show a selection of the National Museum's bird pin collection, part of the American's Concentration Camp experience, to showcase their interesting stories. RSVP to memberevents@janm.org or call 213.830.5657.
Saturday, May 3, 2014
10:30 AM—2:00 PM

Colors of Confinement Member Preview

events/JANM-Colors-of-Confinement-BillManbo-150px_2.jpg Members are invited to a preview of the special engagement, Colors of Confinement: Rare Kodachrome Photographs of Japanese American Incarceration in WWII. Author and curator Dr. Eric Muller will present a book talk featuring the rare Kodachrome Heart Mountain camp photographs of Bill Manbo. Light reception to follow. RSVP to memberevents@janm.org or call 213.830.5657.

Read an interview with curator Eric Muller on Discover Nikkei>>

Saturday, May 3, 2014
1:00 PM

Common Ground Exhibition Tour

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Saturday, May 3, 2014
2:00 PM

Special Engagement Opening

events/JANM-Colors-of-Confinement-BillManbo-150px.jpg Colors of Confinement: Rare Kodachrome Photographs of Japanese American Incarceration in WWII Opens

Opens to the public after 2 p.m.

Read an interview with curator Eric Muller on Discover Nikkei>>

Sunday, May 4, 2014
11:00 AM—12:00 PM

How to Care for Your Collections

events/Neebo-Install-Wetherbee.jpg Do you have a treasured family heirloom in your home but are at a loss as to how to properly care for it? Or a childhood comic book collection but do not know how to properly store it?

JANM Collections Manager Margaret Zachow Wetherbee will lead a members-only class that will explain how to care for your collections at home. Please bring a few items that you are willing to show during this interactive workshop. No appraisals will be given.

RSVP memberevents@janm.org or call 213.830.5657.
Monday, May 5, 2014

Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

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30th Anniversary Edition

Visual Communications, the nation's premier Asian Pacific American media arts center, once again brings the L.A. Asian Pacific Film Fest to JANM for a series of special event screenings and select encores of Festival favorites. Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2014, the Film Festival will bring the best and brightest of new Asian Pacific American cinema to Little Tokyo audiences.

Encore showings of select Asian American feature-length selections, and special programs that offer a focused window on the visions and perspectives of the APA creative community are just some of the offerings in store for Film Festival audiences visiting the Little Tokyo area. In many cases, filmmakers will be on hand to participate in Q&A sessions with audiences, adding a uniquely intimate element to the artist/audience experience.

SHOWTIMES: Various; consult the Festival website at www.vconline.org/festival beginning April 2014.

TICKETS: $13 General; $11 JANM/VC/DGA Members, Students, Seniors w/valid I.D.
Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

events/LAAPFF_1.jpg MONDAY–SUNDAY, May 5–11

30th Anniversary Edition

Visual Communications, the nation's premier Asian Pacific American media arts center, once again brings the L.A. Asian Pacific Film Fest to JANM for a series of special event screenings and select encores of Festival favorites. Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2014, the Film Festival will bring the best and brightest of new Asian Pacific American cinema to Little Tokyo audiences.

Encore showings of select Asian American feature-length selections, and special programs that offer a focused window on the visions and perspectives of the APA creative community are just some of the offerings in store for Film Festival audiences visiting the Little Tokyo area. In many cases, filmmakers will be on hand to participate in Q&A sessions with audiences, adding a uniquely intimate element to the artist/audience experience.

SHOWTIMES: Various; consult the Festival website at www.vconline.org/festival beginning April 2014.

TICKETS: $13 General; $11 JANM/VC/DGA Members, Students, Seniors w/valid I.D.
Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

events/LAAPFF_2.jpg MONDAY–SUNDAY, May 5–11

30th Anniversary Edition

Visual Communications, the nation's premier Asian Pacific American media arts center, once again brings the L.A. Asian Pacific Film Fest to JANM for a series of special event screenings and select encores of Festival favorites. Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2014, the Film Festival will bring the best and brightest of new Asian Pacific American cinema to Little Tokyo audiences.

Encore showings of select Asian American feature-length selections, and special programs that offer a focused window on the visions and perspectives of the APA creative community are just some of the offerings in store for Film Festival audiences visiting the Little Tokyo area. In many cases, filmmakers will be on hand to participate in Q&A sessions with audiences, adding a uniquely intimate element to the artist/audience experience.

SHOWTIMES: Various; consult the Festival website at www.vconline.org/festival beginning April 2014.

TICKETS: $13 General; $11 JANM/VC/DGA Members, Students, Seniors w/valid I.D.
Friday, May 9, 2014

Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

events/LAAPFF_3.jpg MONDAY–SUNDAY, May 5–11

30th Anniversary Edition

Visual Communications, the nation's premier Asian Pacific American media arts center, once again brings the L.A. Asian Pacific Film Fest to JANM for a series of special event screenings and select encores of Festival favorites. Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2014, the Film Festival will bring the best and brightest of new Asian Pacific American cinema to Little Tokyo audiences.

Encore showings of select Asian American feature-length selections, and special programs that offer a focused window on the visions and perspectives of the APA creative community are just some of the offerings in store for Film Festival audiences visiting the Little Tokyo area. In many cases, filmmakers will be on hand to participate in Q&A sessions with audiences, adding a uniquely intimate element to the artist/audience experience.

SHOWTIMES: Various; consult the Festival website at www.vconline.org/festival beginning April 2014.

TICKETS: $13 General; $11 JANM/VC/DGA Members, Students, Seniors w/valid I.D.
Saturday, May 10, 2014

A Day in the Life of Asian Pacific America

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A Day in the Life of Asian Pacific America

Somewhere in
Asian Pacific America,
a child cries;
a father cooks breakfast;
a mother dresses and goes to work.
A thousand tasks get done.
A thousand dreams are born.

A Day in the Life of Asian Pacific America seeks to capture the particulars of everyday life and piece them together to compose the ultimate wide shot. By looking at life from multiple angles, curated from the visual documentation of amateur photographers and videographers as well as professional documentarians and photojournalists, we can reveal the bigger picture. Through this online exhibit hosted by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center (APAC) at apa.si.edu, we celebrate our common joys, empathize with our sorrows, and appreciate all that we mean to each another.

We are asking thousands of people to take photographs and shoot video about Asian Pacific American life on May 10, 2014. We chose this date because it falls on the 145th anniversary of the Golden Spike ceremony that marked the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad. This historical joining of the continent was marked with a photograph that excluded the Chinese workers who were critical to the building of the railroad and the industrial modernization of America.

ONCE ERASED FROM HISTORICAL CONSCIOUSNESS, ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICANS ARE NOW VISIBLE IN PROFOUND WAYS.

We are seeking professional and amateur photojournalists and filmmakers of all ages and backgrounds to contribute submissions to the online exhibit.

LET'S DOCUMENT ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN LIFE.

Check here for more details!



HERE’S HOW YOU CAN BE PART OF THIS EXHIBITION.

1. Request an invitation to the SMITHSONIAN APAC: A DAY IN THE LIFE Flickr group by sending an email to life@smithsonianapa.org. Please send the email via your registered Flickr email address, or include your Flickr username in the email. Please also include your full name, and location you plan to be* on May 10, 2014 (the day of content capture). You will receive your invitation to the group by May 1, 2014.

2. Take your photographs and/or videos on May 10, 2014. Content must be captured between 12am and 11:59pm on your current timezone. You may submit up to 5 photos OR up to 5 videos with a total runtime of 3 minutes. This exhibition is based on global Asian Pacific American experiences. Although you do not have to identify as Asian Pacific American or be located in the United States, please keep your content consistent with the exhibition theme.

3. Upload the photographs or video to the Flickr group by 11:59pm EST on May 14, 2014. Please provide a short biographical statement and your contact information. The works you submit may be used by the Smithsonian for the exhibition, publicity purposes and an e-book. All photos or videos selected for the project will credit the contributing artist.

A group of curators will select and assemble the exhibit by May 26, 2014. The exhibit will be available online at apa.si.edu, with all qualified submissions available for public view via the Flickr group.

Please tell your friends about “A Day in the Life of Asian Pacific America” and join us today. Your work is an important part of sharing the diversity of APA life with the world.

For more information about the project, contact Eddie Wong, guest curator, at eddieoak@att.net and Adriel Luis, Curator of Digital and Emerging Media at LuisA@si.edu.

*Planned location is for curatorial survey purposes. You will not be bound to that location should your plans change.
Saturday, May 10, 2014

Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

events/LAAPFF_4.jpg MONDAY–SUNDAY, May 5–11

30th Anniversary Edition

Visual Communications, the nation's premier Asian Pacific American media arts center, once again brings the L.A. Asian Pacific Film Fest to JANM for a series of special event screenings and select encores of Festival favorites. Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2014, the Film Festival will bring the best and brightest of new Asian Pacific American cinema to Little Tokyo audiences.

Encore showings of select Asian American feature-length selections, and special programs that offer a focused window on the visions and perspectives of the APA creative community are just some of the offerings in store for Film Festival audiences visiting the Little Tokyo area. In many cases, filmmakers will be on hand to participate in Q&A sessions with audiences, adding a uniquely intimate element to the artist/audience experience.

SHOWTIMES: Various; consult the Festival website at www.vconline.org/festival beginning April 2014.

TICKETS: $13 General; $11 JANM/VC/DGA Members, Students, Seniors w/valid I.D.
Saturday, May 10, 2014
11:00 AM—4:00 PM

Target Free Family Saturdays: Take Me Out to the Ball Game

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Bring out the whole family for baseball-themed fun that will sure to be a home run! In celebration for the new Dodgers: Brotherhood of the Game exhibition.

Schedule:
11:30 a.m. & 1 p.m.: Join Dodgers: Brotherhood of the Game curators, Mark Langill (Dodgers Publications Editor & Team Historian) and Koji Steven Sakai (JANM Programs Manager) on a family-friendly gallery tour. Sign up early! 30 participants max.

•11:30 a.m./1 p.m./2:30 p.m.: We’re screening the The Jackie Robinson Story (1950) where Jackie Robinson plays himself in this biographical film of his journey to becoming the first African American Major League Baseball player in the "modern era."

2 p.m.: Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month and Mother’s Day weekend with a poetry reading about mothers, family, community, and history. In partnership with Kundiman and Kaya Press. Program will take place in the Tateuchi Democracy Forum.

All Day Activities:
•Try your arm at baseball carnival games like Milk Can Toss and other fun games.

•Dust off your old (and new) baseball cards and memorabilia and bring them in to be appraised by Valley Sports Cards, Memorabilia & Picture Framing to find out what they’re worth! They will also accept submissions for Beckett Grading or Global Autograph Authentication at an additional price. See below for details. Baseball items will be available for sale.

•Decorate a baseball cap to wear to your next game!

•Make a baseball paper puppet to cheer for your favorite team.

•Ruthie's Origami Corner: Learn how to make a Mother's Day card with Ruthie!

Special Event:
Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center + Flickr invite all professional and amateur photojournalists and filmmakers to participate in the nationwide event, A Day in the Life of Asian Pacific America on May 10th by taking photographs and shooting videos about Asian Pacific American life. Check here for details.

Generously sponsored by Target, these special Saturdays are filled with fun activities giving families unique ways to learn, play, and grow together.


ABOUT OUR FRIENDS:

Valley Sports Cards, Memorabilia & Picture Framing Since 1981 Valley Sports Cards has been located at 19640 Ventura Boulevard in Tarzana just east of Corbin. Come in for supplies and don't forget about our professional custom framing for your memorabilia! From single cards, complete sets, unopened boxes and packs, vintage & current cards, supplies, and custom framing, Valley Sports Cards has it all. Visit our website at valleysportscards.com or call 818.705.2255 for any questions about pricing and terms of the Beckett Grading or Global Autograph Authentication services.
www.beckett.com
www.globalauthentics.com

Kundiman
Kundiman is dedicated to the creation and cultivation of Asian American poetry. Kundiman creates an affirming and rigorous space where Asian American poets can explore, through art, the unique challenges that face the new and ever changing diaspora. We see the arts as a tool of empowerment, of education and liberation, of addressing proactively what legacy we will leave for our future generations as individuals and as a community.
kundiman.org

Kaya Press
Kaya Press is a group of dedicated writers, artists, readers, and lovers of books working together to publish the most challenging, thoughtful, and provocative literature being produced throughout the Asian and Pacific Island diasporas. We believe that people’s lives can be changed by literature that pushes us past expectations and out of our comfort zone. We believe in the contagious potential of creativity combined with the means of production.
kaya.com


Check out our other fun and free Family Festivals!

In conjunction with the exhibition Dodgers: Brotherhood of the Game
Saturday, May 10, 2014
11:30 AM

Dodgers Gallery Talk

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11:30 A.M. & 1 P.M.

Curators Mark Langill and Koji Steven Sakai will lead a family-friendly gallery tour through Dodgers: Brotherhood of the Game, giving the insider scoop about the exhibition and how it was put together. Mark Langill is the Dodgers Publications Editor & Team Historian. Koji Steven Sakai is the Programs Manager at the Japanese American National Museum.

RSVP early, 30 participants max.

In conjunction with the exhibition Dodgers: Brotherhood of the Game
Saturday, May 10, 2014
2:00 PM

Trust this History: Poets on Mothers, Missing and Otherwise

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Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month and Motherʼs Day weekend with three cutting-edge poets whose debut collections grapple with the ties formed by family, community, and history.

April Naoko Heck's A Nuclear Family consists—in the words of Natalie Diaz—of “flickering shrines built from the debris of history and memory, both Japanese and American.”ʼ

With American Canyon, Amarnath Ravva uses prose, documentary footage, and still photos to narrate a sonʼs love for his mother and the rituals he performs as he travels from California to the southernmost tip of India.

The poems in Nicky Sa-eun Schildkraut's Magnetic Refrain are driven by the fire of love, the duality of family, and the violence of history, both Korean and American.

Representing Kundiman and Kaya Press, organizations dedicated to the creation and cultivation of poetry of Asian diasporas, these poets showcases the breadth, diversity, and vitality of Asian American poetry today. A discussion and book signing will follow.
Sunday, May 11, 2014

Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

events/LAAPFF_5.jpg MONDAY–SUNDAY, May 5–11

30th Anniversary Edition

Visual Communications, the nation's premier Asian Pacific American media arts center, once again brings the L.A. Asian Pacific Film Fest to JANM for a series of special event screenings and select encores of Festival favorites. Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2014, the Film Festival will bring the best and brightest of new Asian Pacific American cinema to Little Tokyo audiences.

Encore showings of select Asian American feature-length selections, and special programs that offer a focused window on the visions and perspectives of the APA creative community are just some of the offerings in store for Film Festival audiences visiting the Little Tokyo area. In many cases, filmmakers will be on hand to participate in Q&A sessions with audiences, adding a uniquely intimate element to the artist/audience experience.

SHOWTIMES: Various; consult the Festival website at www.vconline.org/festival beginning April 2014.

TICKETS: $13 General; $11 JANM/VC/DGA Members, Students, Seniors w/valid I.D.
Saturday, May 17, 2014
11:00 AM—2:00 PM

Search for the Weight Watchers Chef Cooking Class with Lisa Fontanesi of Kidding Around the Kitchen

events/KATK_logo.jpg This workshop has been cancelled.

Saturday, May 17, 2014
2:00 PM

Nikkei Baseball by Samuel Regalado

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Author Samuel Regalado will talk about his book and the history and importance of baseball in the Japanese American community. In the book, he explores key historical factors such as Meji-era modernization policies in Japan, American anti-Asian sentiments, internment during WWII, the postwar transition, economic and educational opportunities in the 1960s, the developing concept of a distinct “Asian American” identity, and Japanese Americans’ rise to the major leagues with star players including Lenn Sakata and Kurt Suzuki and even mangers such as the Seattle Mariners’ Don Wakamatsu.

Purchase the book from the Museum Store >>

In conjunction with the exhibition Dodgers: Brotherhood of the Game
Friday, May 23, 2014
8:00 PM—9:30 PM

Convergence with Kenny Endo and Kaoru Watanabe

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Kodo Arts Sphere America present

Kenny Endo and Kaoru Watanabe, both considered leading practitioners of the Japanese taiko drums and flutes, combine Japanese theater and folk traditions with jazz and other improvisational genres to create a sound that is ancient with a modern edge.

KENNY ENDO One of the leading personas in contemporary percussion and rhythm, Kenny Endo is at the vanguard of the taiko genre, continuing to carve new territory in this Japanese style of drumming. A performer, composer, and teacher, he has received numerous awards and accolades. Kenny is a consummate artist, blending Japanese taiko with rhythms influenced by his background in World Music and by collaborations with musicians from around the globe. Website: www.kennyendo.com.

KAORU WATANABE A New York based composer, educator and practitioner of various Japanese bamboo flutes and the taiko drum, Kaoru has performed with a diverse array of artists from jazz pianist Jason Moran to Japanese National Living Treasure Bando Tamasaburo. He was a performing member and artistic director of the iconic Japanese taiko ensemble Kodo for close to a decade.


TICKETS
General Admission: $15
JANM Members: $10



Tickets will be by will-call only. Please bring a valid ID to claim ticket(s). For JANM members purchasing at special rate, valid membership card required per discounted ticket. Discount is non-transferable. Contact memberevents@janm.org if you need a new JANM Member Card printed.

Tickets available at door. Cash only.

LOCATION
Performance will take place in the Tateuchi Democracy Forum at the National Center for the Preservation of Democracy (NCPD)(glass building across courtyard from main Museum building).

PARKING & DIRECTIONS
Please visit our website for parking and driving directions.

Read about Kenny Endo on Discover Nikkei>>

Saturday, May 24, 2014
2:00 PM

Murder on Bamboo Lane by Naomi Hirahara

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The first in a new series by Naomi Hirahara featuring LAPD bicycle cop Ellie Rush!

Bike cop Ellie Rush dreams of becoming a homicide detective, but it’s still a shock when the first dead body she encounters on the job is that of a former college classmate.

At the behest of her Aunt Cheryl Toma, the highest-ranking Asian American officer in the LAPD (a source of pride for Ellie’s grandmother, but annoyance to her mom), Ellie becomes tangled in the investigation of the coed’s murder—with equal parts help and hindrance from her nosy best friend, her over-involved ex-boyfriend, a smoldering detective, and seemingly everyone else in her extended family…only to uncover secrets that a killer may go to any lengths to ensure stay hidden.

Murder on Bamboo Lane at the Museum Store >>

Friday, May 30, 2014

COMEDY NINJA Film and Screenplay Festial

events/Comedy_Ninja_Festival_jpeg.jpg COMEDY NINJA Film and Screenplay Festival aims to be an uproarious three-day comedy free-for-all that will have audiences rolling in the aisles as it showcases the funniest work of comedic performers, directors and writers from around the globe.

Besides showing a bunch of rib-tickling films, COMEDY NINJA Film and Screenplay Festival will feature hysterical performances by stand-up comedians, surprise celebrity appearances and a rocking opening night party. There will also be a closing night ceremony where COMEDY NINJA HIYAH! Awards will be handed out in all categories, a screenplay competition and much more!

COMEDY NINJA Film and Screenplay Festival is being presented by seasoned filmmakers Quentin Lee (White Frog) and Chuck Parello (Ed Gein). Veterans of many film festivals themselves, Lee and Parello are looking to provide an unpretentious and memorably fun event for filmmakers that will allow them to network with industry insiders as their gut-busting work is shown on a big screen to an appreciative audience. About COMEDY NINJA Film and Screenplay Festival Quentin Lee states, “We want to celebrate the things that make people laugh the hardest, to show distinctively hilarious films from distinctively off-the-wall perspectives. This festival will be all about comedy with a kung fu kick.”

Check comedyninja.org for more info.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

COMEDY NINJA Film and Screenplay Festival

events/Comedy_Ninja_Festival_jpeg_jpg_100x100_autocrop_sharpen_q85_1.jpg COMEDY NINJA Film and Screenplay Festival aims to be an uproarious three-day comedy free-for-all that will have audiences rolling in the aisles as it showcases the funniest work of comedic performers, directors and writers from around the globe.

Besides showing a bunch of rib-tickling films, COMEDY NINJA Film and Screenplay Festival will feature hysterical performances by stand-up comedians, surprise celebrity appearances and a rocking opening night party. There will also be a closing night ceremony where COMEDY NINJA HIYAH! Awards will be handed out in all categories, a screenplay competition and much more!

COMEDY NINJA Film and Screenplay Festival is being presented by seasoned filmmakers Quentin Lee (White Frog) and Chuck Parello (Ed Gein). Veterans of many film festivals themselves, Lee and Parello are looking to provide an unpretentious and memorably fun event for filmmakers that will allow them to network with industry insiders as their gut-busting work is shown on a big screen to an appreciative audience. About COMEDY NINJA Film and Screenplay Festival Quentin Lee states, “We want to celebrate the things that make people laugh the hardest, to show distinctively hilarious films from distinctively off-the-wall perspectives. This festival will be all about comedy with a kung fu kick.”

Check comedyninja.org for more info.

Saturday, May 31, 2014
10:15 AM—12:15 PM

Little Tokyo Walking Tour

events/2007-07-28_walkingtour___18_1_14_1_jpg_200x200_autocrop_q85_10.jpg Relive history and learn about present-day Little Tokyo with Museum docents. $9 Members; $14 non-members, includes admission. Comfortable walking shoes recommended. Weather permitting.
Saturday, May 31, 2014
11:00 AM—3:00 PM

Traditions and Craft in Japanese Moku-hanga

events/paulmullowney.jpg Master printer Paul Mullowney will lead a hands-on workshop on creating woodblock prints, including an introduction to the history of its connection to ukiyo-e prints, Japanese tattoo imagery, and the 20th century sosaku hanga (creative prints) of leading figures like Shikoh Munakata.

In the spirit of the exhibition, Perseverance, the workshop will focus on the crossover shared between the traditions of tattooing and woodblock printing in 18th and 19th century Japan. It is often forgotten in contemporary Japan that the rich image bank coming from kabuki and Noh drama, Buddhism, Shintoism, and Japanese folk stories was shared by artists working in both worlds—tattooing and fine art prints. In this workshop, a brief historical overview of the methods, trends and iconography in the long traditions of the woodcut medium will be discussed

Participants will then have a chance to try their hand at carving and printing blocks using the techniques of Japanese water based printing. Pre-carved blocks will be available for printing on fine handmade papers and participants will be able to achieve fine results to take with them.

$50 members; $60 non-members, incl. admission & supplies. RSVP early, 25 participants max. Recommended for adults. Workshop includes one hour break.


Paul Mullowney, master printer in etching and woodcut, spent over ten years in Japan where he ran his own print studio in a 17th century Zen temple in the mountains of Nara where he and his wife and six cats were caretakers. He currently runs Mullowney Printing in San Francisco, a fine art, educational and publishing print studio in the Mission District.

 

 

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