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Flo Oy Wong: Angel Island, Immigration, and Family Stories

September 27, 2001 - March 31, 2002

Artist Flo Oy Wong is known for her provocative explorations of family and community history through her work. The exhibition includes Wong’s most recent installation, made in usa: Angel Island Shhh, that exposes the conditions and experiences of Chinese immigrants incarcerated at Angel Island Immigration Station between 1910 and 1940.

Premiering as a work-in-progress, Kindred Spirit #1 reflects on Wen Ho Lee’s 278-day imprisonment under accusations, later dismissed, for mishandling sensitive nuclear data. Wong evokes the loss she endured by focusing on the things he missed most: family and food.

Past Events

Sunday, March 31, 2002

Closing of the exhibition, Flo Oy Wong: Angel Island, Immigration and Family Stories

Closing of the exhibition, Flo Oy Wong: Angel Island, Immigration and Family Stories

Thursday, March 14, 2002
7:00 PM

Facing L.A.: A Conversation with its Writers and Poets

Join us for an evening of conversation and readings with some of Los Angeles' most provocative writers. They give voice to living in Los Angeles ten years after the riots and six months after the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks. The program will also include a special reading of Angel Island (considered the "Ellis Island of the West") immigration poetry. An evening that fuses past, present, and the future through the power and inspiration of the word.

Sunday, January 6, 2002
7:00 PM

Family Sunday

Oshogatsu: New Year Family Celebration
Join us to celebrate the New Year with family and friends!

Mochitsuki (Rice Cake Pounding) Performance
Kodama Taiko will combine the age-old tradition of pounding mochi (rice cakes) with the sounds of taiko drums. Bring your friends and family to enjoy this energetic performance and taste the freshly-pounded mochi.

Rice-Writing Workshop
In conjunction with the current exhibition, Flo Oy Wong: Angel Island, Immigration and Family Stories, artist Flo Oy Wong will teach kids how to create drawings of Chinese characters using grains of rice. Flo Oy Wong will also lead a special tour of her exhibition before the workshop.

Ozoni Tasting
Participants will have a chance to taste traditional ozoni (mochi served in a special soup), provided by one of Little Tokyo's restaurants.

Hands-on Traditions
Make traditional Japanese New Year postcards, create your own daruma (good luck charm), and many more fun activities.

Saturday, September 29, 2001

Opening of the exhibition Flo Oy Wong: Angel Island, Immigration, and Family Stories

Opening of the exhibition Flo Oy Wong: Angel Island, Immigration, and Family Stories

 

 

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