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Archive for Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Shimomura exhibit at Lawrence Arts Center closing Saturday

March 9, 2011

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Shadows of Minidoka, the art exhibit at the Lawrence Arts Center by local artist and Kansas University distinguished professor Roger Shimomura, closes Saturday.

The exhibit focuses on Shimomura’s experiences as a boy in a Japanese-American internment camp during World War II. It opened Feb. 11 at the center, 940 N.H.

Shimomura will be the featured artist on April 9 for the arts center’s 31st annual Benefit Art Auction. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the live auction begins at 7:30 p.m. Attendees also can participate in a silent auction.

The entire auction exhibition will be available for public viewing beginning March 17.

Tickets are $40 in advance, $50 at the door. Proceeds benefit the Lawrence Arts Center gallery program.

Comments

Kontum1972 3 years, 1 month ago

my condolences if u had any friends or family members involved in the tragic tsunami...

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WilburM 3 years, 1 month ago

This is a terrific exhibit, both for RS's artwork and for the selection of memorabilia and artifacts from the internment camps. You want to know what art is relevant ot our lives? See this exhibit and ponder our reaction to "the other" -- whether Japanese, black, Hispanic, or Muslim.

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Bob Forer 3 years, 1 month ago

Roger's a great guy and an exceptionally talented artist.

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