Japanese American National Museum
Past Exhibitions

Supernatural: The Art of Audrey Kawasaki, Edwin Ushiro, and Timothy Teruo Watters

February 9 - March 17, 2013

Traditions are an integral part of every community. Some of these come from superstitions that our ancestors carried with them.

Supernatural features the work of Audrey Kawasaki, Edwin Ushiro, and Timothy Teruo Watters—artists who have explored some of these otherworldly concepts, illustrating how traditional ideas have evolved and been adapted over time.

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Zinnias and Pears (2013), Timothy Teruo Watters, oil on canvas; Possessed (2012), Audrey Kawasaki, oil, acrylic, and graphite on wood panel; The Makamakaole Gulch Man (2011-12), Edwin Ushiro, mixed media on lucite. All images courtesy of the artists.

Past Events

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Exhibition Closing

Supernatural: The Art of Audrey Kawasaki, Edwin Ushiro, and Timothy Teruo Watters closes.
Saturday, February 9, 2013
11:00 AM—4:00 PM

Target Free Family Saturday: Art From The Heart



Celebrate Valentine's Day and the opening of our new Supernatural: The Art of Audrey Kawasaki, Edwin Ushiro, and Timothy Teruo Watters exhibition! Show your love by making art for yourself and others!

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

• Draw a silly or spooky creature inspired by Supernatural with a variety of cool art materials!
• Construct a handmade Valentine for someone special
• Ruthie’s Origami Corner: Learn how to fold an origami heart

11AM: Doors open

11AM - 2PM: Join Kidding Around the Kitchen and make heart friendly fruit kebabs with a chocolate yogurt dipping sauce

12PM - 2PM: Artist Timothy Teruo Watters will show you how to duplicate and remix art in this fun design workshop!

2PM - 4PM: Have a custom chocolate heart portrait lollipop made just for you by the Entertainment Contractors! For children only, while supplies last

2PM - 4PM: Artist Edwin Ushiro will lead a fun drawing workshop!

4PM: Doors close


The Entertainment Contractor
The Entertainment Contractor has been providing quality party entertainment and party planning services for 30 years in Los Angeles, Southern/Northern California and across the country in places such as Canada, Nevada, State of Washington, Washington DC, New York, Massachusetts, Texas & Philadelphia.

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Kidding Around the Kitchen:
Kidding Around the Kitchen (KATK) brings a “hands on” cooking experience and lesson in which the kids actively participate in the preparation of recipes. The result of their cutting, measuring, cooking, and then eating their creations is more than simply a lesson in health. They get to see, touch, smell, and taste the fruits, vegetables, nuts, cheeses, eggs, meats, and other ingredients that they may never have previously seen in their raw form.

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Edwin Ushiro
Edwin Ushiro was born in Maui, Hawai'i and later moved to Los Angeles, California to attend the Art Center College of Design where he graduated with a BFA in Illustration with Honors. Since graduating from Art Center, Edwin has worked in the entertainment industry as a Production Designer, Visual Consultant, Art Director, Storyboard Artist, and Concept Designer.

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Timothy Watters:
Born in 1981 and raised in the wine country of Northern California, Timothy Teruo Watters (TTW) has been oil painting for over 18 years. While taking a few art classes in college at the University of California at Santa Barbara, TTW is effectively self-taught, only receiving slight guidance from his artist grandfather, Teruo Iyama. TTW has exhibited his work mostly in small art shows and galleries from Santa Rosa to Los Angeles to Kona to even tiny St. George in Utah. For as long as TTW can remember, he has always been creating some form of art and oil painting is essential to his life.

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Saturday, February 9, 2013

Exhibition Opening

events/supernatural.jpg Supernatural: The Art of Audrey Kawasaki, Edwin Ushiro, and Timothy Teruo Watters opens.
Saturday, February 9, 2013
6:30 PM—9:00 PM

Supernatural Opening Party



Get mystical with JANM! Celebrate the opening of Supernatural: The Art of Audrey Kawasaki, Edwin Ushiro, and Timothy Teruo Watters with the artists and some spooky fun—wandering ghosts, a medium, and special treats!



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