Special Events Past Events
Kokoro Craft Affair
10 am to 4 pm
Free admission to museum exhibitions with craft show purchase.
(Oct. 2, 2011 only)
Showcase and sale of unique, discriminating, high quality, handcrafted, artist designed merchandise. Craft items for sale include: Origami Art, Unique Jewelry, Kimono Fabric Clothing, Handbags, Silk/Yarn Scarves, Ceramic and Miniature Bronze Sculptures, Cultural T-shirts, Stationery, Glass Art, and much more! Shoppers can take the Metro Gold Line to the Little Tokyo Arts District~1st & Alameda. (Cash or Checks please)
For more information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
OMAYUMI: FLAT RED with special guests Lady Noise
Their work can be viewed at: http://www.transmuted.org/.
A Conversation with Brian Y. Sato
Reception to follow.
FREE all day!
Dreams to Dreams Custom Vinyl Show - Artist Reception
Join us to celebrate the opening of the special engagement of Dreams to Dreams, the first custom vinyl toy show in a museum presented by the Japanese American National Museum in association with Dacosta of Chocolate Soop.
Just in time for the holidays, over 40 artists will customize Chocolate Soop’s DCTO (Dream Come True Object), a futuristic vinyl version of a traditional Japanese New Year’s folk toy. Artwork will be on display and on sale at the Museum from December 1, 2008 through January 4, 2009. Pieces from this show will also be available for sale online in December.
Meet Dacosta and other artists participating in the show!
A night of performances and videos by a selection of CCF fellowship recipients in one of LA's historic theaters, now converted into an arts center that is home to CCF fellow Sara Velas' recently completed panoramic painting installation, The Efflugence of the North.
Please note, Vaudeville Night will take place at The Velaslavasay Panorama, which is located at: 1122 W. 24th St. Los Angeles, CA 90007.
Dr. Gordon Sato: The Manzanar Project
The Manzanar Project is named after the concentration camp Dr. Sato was in during World War II and is dedicated to the eradication of poverty and hunger and to relieving global warming. The approach adapted comes from my long experience as a scientific researcher and my experience in the Manzanar Desert trying to relieve the tedium of meal after meal of canned spinach and spam.
The Manzanar Project has won two prestigious awards: the 2002 Rolex Award and the Blue Planet Prize of 2005 in Tokyo. It was very gratifying to win these awards and they have given the Project credibility in the wider world but my ambition is not to win awards but to achieve the objectives of the Manzanar Project.
For more information about Gordon's work, visit http://www.tamu.edu/ccbn/dewitt/manzanar/default.htm.