Opening Weekend: “Uprooted” (FREE event)
During WWII over 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry were uprooted from their homes, communities and jobs and involuntarily sent to live in guarded barracks – internment camps located in desolate parts of America. The images and writings in Uprooted reveal different aspects of this shared memory of loss and relocation.
Uprooted features calligraphy from the Heart Mountain Tachibana Ginsha, “standing flower poetry club,” typed letters written by newlywed May Okada while interned at Tule Lake, along with the work of contemporary artists Dana Kawano, Scott Tsuchitani, and Ellen Bepp.
Learn more about the artwork and the artists: www.rhythmix.org/events/uprooted
Additional Exhibition Dates: June 11 – July 30, 2022